To end out 2018, here’s another type of doll that I’ve been making recently. Peg dolls are made of wood, usually birch or maple and come ready to paint and dress. I rediscovered them when I was searching Etsy.com for gnomes before Christmas.
There are so many fun ways to use the wooden peg dolls. Margaret Bloom has written a great book, Making Peg Dolls, which has lots of wonderful ideas for making dolls and patterns for hats, cloaks and crowns which can be traced. I got the dolls, opaque watercolors, wool felt, pipecleaners, and beeswax polish from the online store, A Child’s Dream.
Here are a few of the peg dolls I’ve made this month. They are all based on dolls in the book recommended above, but I’ve done things differently on some of the dolls.
The dolls come in all sizes—from big at 3 9/16 inches to tiny at 1 1/4 inches tall. The largest 3 9/16 inch peg dolls are fine for a toddler.
The smaller dolls are a choking hazard (as are some of the outfits) and are NOT for children under age 3 years old.
None of the dolls shown in these pictures are toddler safe but they are lots of fun for older children, and adults love them too.
I have a box of assorted size pegs. I can’t wait to see who they become!
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