Pom Pom Wooden Peg Dolls
By Meri Cherry
Hi Everyone! I’m so excited to be a new contributor here on MollyMoo today. You might have seen my first post on collage making process art. Today, I am going to share a super simple way to make peg dolls for all kinds of imaginative play. A few weeks ago we made wood buildings with 3-5 year olds and they desperately needed some little people to go inside them. That’s where these pom pom peg dolls come in and I just adore them. You can tell from my daughter’s face above that she was pretty much proud as punch of her little guy. Peg dolls are simple to make and fun for all ages. Here’s how we did it.
We started with wooden pegs similar to these, some yarn and string, felt squares, adhesive gems, pom poms, markers and a glue gun. Click any of those links to order them online or visit your local craft store. They should have everything you need. Start by wrapping the yarn around the top and the bottom of the peg. You can go as low down as you want and even wrap each individual leg. These kids were a little too young for that but you might want to give it a try. Add a dab of glue with the glue gun to the ends of the yarn so they stay wrapped. Add whatever details you want for the face with markers. To me, the more simple the face, the cuter they look. Add a pom pom or two for hair and any other details you like with a glue gun. With our group, we had a mom stationed by the glue gun and kids instructed her where they wanted things to go.
The kids loved making these and were so proud when they could wrap the yarn around the pegs, all on their own. Everyone felt successful no matter what the skill level, which to me, is a sign of a great craft project.
Name them, make them a house, give them a tea party, you name it, their imaginations will guide them. Just have fun!
Thanks for reading along today and Happy Summer! Meri Cherry x x x