Here’s a craft activity to whittle away a few hours and evoke a few giggles!
If ever you’ve wondered how your child sees you, now is your chance to swoop in on some painting fun and have them paint the entire family as they see you (and maybe with some extra artistic flair), peg doll style. I love these so much I’ve ordered my own Peg Doll Kit for my Miss Ten – and frankly speaking, I can’t wait to see myself in all my peggy glory.
Etsy treasure Goose Grease provide all you need to create painted peg people – dolls, paints and finishes in either kit form which you can customise with your own paint choices or for sale separately. Fair trade wooden dolls come in a variety of shapes and sizes from little brother and sister size (around five centimetres tall) to mum and dad size (ten centimetres tall) and are made by talented Colombian carpenters.
Of course, families aren’t the only option to paint – Goose Grease have a great nativity set ready to paint for Christmas (painted version pictured below) and you can buy groups of boys, girls or even pets. Your imagination is the limit!
A great birthday gift for older kids and a fun family craft idea for youngsters, kits are priced from US$14 at Goose Grease who happily post their peg peeps out to Australia.