Well, Sunday readers, it’s happened! The dreaded rainy summer day has come! What should we do??? What a silly question…we’re going to craft of course! Today I thought I’d bring up another fun crafting idea that I’ve been playing around with for a while: peg people. If you happen to remember the little plastic peg people you played with as a child, I assure you that times have not changed THAT much. They definitely still exist and are excellent for hours of fun with your young ones. But let’s face it, they don’t necessarily come in the fandoms we love, so why not make some that do? I’ve rounded up some neat tutorials that will get you started (beware, this can be addicting).
First off is a very detailed and helpful tutorial that takes you through the steps of making some well loved princesses in peg form:
Super cute! But I think I’d include a certain firey haired Scottish princess, too.
Secondly, something for the space adventurer! The thing that really caught my eye about this one was the use of other shapes to create the different characters, like that Han caught in carbonite:
And the adorable Jabba egg!
Third on the list is actually the form I was originally considering making for a gift. Something for the older child or even an adult, a chess set! This particular one stars a certain boy wizard and his allies versus Death Eaters and their minions and includes steps for making a carry case as well:
You can always switch that snake to a lion, if you prefer.
Finally, if you don’t want to bother doing so yourself or if you are short on time, rest assured that there are a few shops on Etsy that do provide custom painted peg people. I’m particularly fond of this Lord of the Rings set from MakingsFromMommyland:
This must be from Two Towers since Boromir is missing, though.
Well, the rain is still lashing at my windows so I guess it’s time to start crafting. Hopefully I can peg down exactly which fandom to start with.