These lovely folk came about one afternoon when the girls were in the mood for a quiet sit down craft. They started off with one each which quickly turned into five as they had more and more ideas.
Painting these lovely things requires the finest and smallest paint brushes, especially for any detailed bits and bobs.
The girls painted clowns, men, mermaids, a chef, a queen, a spy and themselves. Sorry to any peg person I couldn’t recognise or remember. Your value is not diminished if you don’t get a mention, it’s just that the girls aren’t here as I type this.
The girls used small square glasses to rest their pegs on whilst waiting for them to dry. The glasses also made it easier to finish off painting each peg without having to smudge the wet parts of the peg that were already painted.
This activity kept the girls engaged for much longer than I thought it would. They were creating people for themselves to play with so they spent alot of time thinking about who they wanted to play with and what they should look like. Lots of planning!
Now the wooden peg folk live in their rooms “resting” on the side of jars. Zoe brings her people alive once she has gone into her room and the door is closed.
Ebony’s are hidden away somewhere secret. Away from little sister’s hands I should think. Doesn’t paint have such transformative powers?
If we didn’t have wooden pegs my next choice would have been plain popsticks or even toilet roll people. Both materials provide a blank canvas and a width to height ratio that easily transforms into bodies with heads, arms and legs.
A great indoor activity and perfect for a rainy day.
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