Today I have a 5 minute craft that is perfect for kids AND adults. Bet you can’t stop at just 1 or 2 of these cute peg doll people. You will have to make a handful!
- Floral Tape in various colors (I used pink, peach and green, but it comes in a variety — even metallics!)
- Peg Dolls (I used the girls, but there are boys too!)
- Watercolor Pencils, Markers or Paint
- Scrap Rope and/or Fabrics
Let’s start with our supplies, shall we? Start with some peg doll “people”. (87 cents for two!)
Ok, so officially, this is actually an OLD supply; floral tape. I love it for all of its washi applications though. First off, it is CHEAP! Second, the roll is HUGE compared to the dinky washi tape rolls. Third, is has that lovely translucent, matte quality that washi tape has and finally, it BENDS. Have you ever used washi tape on a round surface? It buckles and wrinkles some. Floral tape is flexible enough to go around in circles, securing flower stems into bundles. It is slightly sticky and tacky, making the tape adhere almost more like paint than tape. You simply wrap the tape around your round surface, using your fingers to “rub it in” so to speak for a seamless finished product.
Then it is time to apply the faces. Simply use markers, paint or watercolor pencils (my choice!) to draw on little faces. After faces comes the hair and accessories. This is where you can really get creative with your scrap fabrics. I used this piece of rope for the hair, using the inner straight strands for short little pixie haircuts, the curly outside layers for fabulous curls and the frayed ends for long and wispy “fairy hair”.