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Craft Ideas For Kids - Flower Peg Doll

Making unique peg dolls is easy and fun to do. It’s a great way to create fun characters for your children to play with or for you to use when decorating your nature table. 
Get your kids to create their own imaginative little beings. All you really need are some peg dolls, felt and glue. Wild flowers are plentiful at the moment and I have been inspired to make wildflower-themed peg dolls. 
Follow the instructions below or get inventive and create your own. For further inspiration and step-by-step guides, Making Peg Dolls by Margeret Bloom is a great book. She has created amazing and inventive little characters. I want to make them all!

flower peg dolls

Dandelion Peg Doll

You will need: light & dark yellow felt, medium peg doll (5cm), yellow watercolour paint, scissors and glue.

1 - Paint the body of your peg doll a bright, golden yellow and leave to dry.

2 - Print or copy patterns A, B and C and cut out. You may need to do the cutting if you are making this project with younger kids.
Dandelion pattern
3 - Pin your paper patterns on to your felt. Pattern A & C on the darker yellow and pattern B on the light yellow. I find it easier to trace the patterns using a yellow coloured pencil, then take off paper patterns and cut around your drawn shapes. 
dandelion peg doll
4 - Once cut, you are ready to assemble.
dandelion peg doll
5 - Glue shape A around the head of your peg doll forming a golden crown.
dandelion peg doll
6 - Glue shape B around your peg dolls head, forming a double crown.
dandelion peg doll
7 - Glue shape C around the neck of your peg doll forming a collar.
dandelion peg doll
8 - Finished super cute dandelion peg doll ready for playing.
dandelion peg doll

Forget-Me-Knot Peg Doll

You will need: small wooden peg doll (3.5cm) blue felt, yellow embroidery thread, needle, glue, scissors, blue coloured pencil & green watercolour paint.

1 - Paint the body of your peg doll green and leave to dry.
for-get-me-knots peg doll
2 - Trace your forget-me-knot shape using a blue coloured pencil on to your light blue felt and cut.
Forget-me-knot pattern
3 - Glue side A & B together to form a little hat shape.
for-get-me-knots peg doll
4 - Stitch a ring of yellow running stitch at the top of your little blue flower hat.
for-get-me-knots peg doll
for-get-me-knots peg doll
5 - Glue your hat onto your peg doll.
for-get-me-knots peg doll
6 - Finished forget-me-knot peg doll
for-get-me-knots peg doll

Daisy Peg Doll

You will need: small wooden peg doll (3.5cm), white, green and yellow felt, glue, scissors, pink coloured pencil and green watercolour paint
1 - Paint the body of your peg doll green.
2 - Trace & cut  daisy flower patterns onto your felt using your pink coloured pencil.
Daisy pattern
daisy peg doll
3- Glue your green crown.
daisy peg doll
4 - Glue your golden centre on to your white daisy flower shape and stick onto your peg doll's head.
daisy peg doll
5 - Finished daisy peg doll.
Daisy peg doll
daisy peg doll

Pink Flower Peg Doll

You will need: Large wooden peg doll (6cm), pink, yellow and light green felt, glue, pink embroidery thread, needle, scissors, coloured pencil.

1 - Paint the body of your peg doll green.
2 - Cut and trace your patterns on to the felt.
pink flower pattern
3 - Sew a simple running stitch around the centre of your felt flower shape, leaving thread on either side of your stitches.
pink flower peg doll
3 - Pull your thread so that it gathers around the opening of your flower.
pink flower peg doll
4 - Tie it around the neck of your peg doll.
pink flower peg doll
5 -Glue your yellow (A) to your green felt (B) to create a crown on your peg doll's head.
pink flower peg doll
6 - Finished pink flower peg doll.
pink flower peg doll
pink flower peg doll
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