Make Some DIY Toys for the Kids!
There are so many cute homemade peg doll ideas floating around on Pinterest. Gee, I’ve even made some Canadian peg dolls and some Super Why peg dolls myself, but I figured that I could do something even more unique with them. Besides, I still have a lot of these wooden clothespin peg dolls stashed away in my craft desk. So when inspiration struck, I was more than pleased to use up a few more of the wooden pegs for some easy DIY toys.
I thought it would be fun to make some itty bitty dress up dolls using the wooden peg clothespins from my craft stash. And I have to say, they turned out pretty darn cute! I made one boy and one girl peg doll. No, they are not anatomically correct (that is directed at my husband and one of my blog buddies who both asked if they were), but they do have stereotypical boy and girl hairdos.
Dress Up Peg Dolls – Easy DIY Toys
Aw, they’re totally cute aren’t they? Well, they are also pretty simple to make, too. I drew facial features on two wooden peg dolls using a ultra fine point permanent marker. I then attached two sticky back velcro dots from the dollar store onto their little bodies.
I was originally going to leave the peg dolls bald, but after my four year old requested that they have “mommy and daddy hair,” I gave them some lovely locks. Although daddy does not have wild longish black hair. And I may have also exaggerated the lusciousness of my hair. And the length. Regardless, the peg dolls ended up with some beautiful hair, leaving us with one clearly defined boy doll and one clearly defined girl doll.
To make the hair, I just folded up some embroidery floss and carefully adhered it using a hot glue gun. No fingers were burned during the process, thankfully.
As for the clothes, I used scrap pieces of scrapbook paper and cardstock. I cut out dresses, pants, skirts, shirts, and shorts. I decorated a few articles of clothing with some permanent marker as an added touch. I then ran all of the clothing through my laminator and attached the opposite type of sticky back velcro dots on the back. Then these DIY toys are all ready for some dress up fun!
Do you make DIY toys for your kids? I’d love to hear about the fun toys you’ve made in the comments below!
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