Another win for Pinterest! I found this while looking through the boards I follow: “Box O’ Princesses” at Lil Blue Boo and loved it. Seriously, click over and see them – her tutorial shows sketching the designs on the doll pegs and painting each color. You’ll want to wait for each color to dry (doesn’t take long) before adding another. I wanted to mimic the idea but make a custom version for the kids. E has been building elaborate castles out of her Melissa and Doug blocks, we actually just bought another set for her for a gift (amazon affiliate link) so I thought the little wooden peg dolls would be perfect inhabitants. The next day I was at the fabric store buying supplies to make some for R and E. I am also making one for E’s best friend, she’ll have an all blue dress.
E wanted hers to have a blue skirt, green top, and pink sleeves. I gave her little curls just like E.
For R I did a little boy but he looked like he was wearing a business suit and that didn’t go with the princess – hence the knight. We’d bought glitter acrylic paint so the copper and silver were just right.
They love them. I couldn’t be happier. The pegs came in two packs and I bought a very fine paintbrush along with a variety pack of paints. So not a pricey project at all. Watch little ones with these since they are smallish but R is pretty good about this stuff and I put them up when I’m not with them. Quickest craft turnaround for me, well, ever. Couldn’t resist, could you?