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Storybook-Themed Wooden Peg Dolls Craft

Storybook-Themed Wooden Peg Dolls Craft

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Here is a fun peg doll craft for preschoolers or elementary-aged children. The wooden peg dolls are a great way to remember your favorite storybook characters.

Wooden Peg Doll

Happy Monday! With Halloween and this year’s DIY costume making behind me, I am sharing another fun craft. I made these Easy DIY storybook peg dolls with my kiddos.

We have them on display in our learning space for now, and they are just darling. Eventually, my daughter will have them as a keepsake and reminder of our storytimes. I enjoyed putting this craft together and think you will too.

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DIY Storybook Peg Doll Craft

We have fallen in love with many of the characters in our picture books. So far, I have made peg dolls of Peter Rabbit, The Very Hungary Caterpillar, Paddington the Bear, Corduroy, and Madeline. I plan to add Peter of The Snowy Day and Max of Where the Wild Things Are.

Wooden Peg Dolls

Storybook Peg Doll Craft Supplies

The storybook-themed wooden peg dolls can be created with only a handful of supplies. To make the peg dolls you will need…

wooden peg dolls crafts

What You Will Do

I am by no means an artist. This is a very straightforward craft and doesn’t take much skill to pull off so a lengthy tutorial isn’t really necessary.

I simply painted each peg doll to look like the characters, kept it simple, and tried to use the appropriate colors. If you try this project, you will want to be sure to let each layer of paint dry before adding the next to avoid the colors mudding together.

So far, I have not sealed the peg dolls but I plan to apply a sealant eventually.

How to Paint Wooded Peg Dolls

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Sunday 25th of November 2018

Super cute idea! Seems like a great idea to zen out with the kids too.


Wednesday 14th of November 2018

Such a cute idea! Great to help with reading along to stories


Tuesday 13th of November 2018

These are ADORABLE. Totally making some for my nieces and nephews.

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Monday 12th of November 2018

I love these! My kiddos would have a heyday with this project and make dolls for every occasion and storybook. I'm going to bet some to set aside as a fun, rainy day craft!