Painted Peg People

I have been wanting to paint these little wooden peg dolls for a while. 
I have some pretty unique uses in mind for them…Watch for my upcoming Converted 2 Catholic series of posts! I will also open up the
I was so happy to find Casey’s Wood Products, especially because they DIDN’T charge an arm OR a leg for shipping to Canada!
I received 101 neat little pegs (Boy Peg – 1-11/16″ Tall x 5/8″ Diameter (#1006) ) for $12 plus shipping, and I couldn’t resist ordering a handful of other sizes for future reference.  Check out the amazing selection!
I started painting our family, actually to replace a set I made years ago when we had fewer kids.  We still find stray pieces from our original set and we had to include Dad’s crazy fish shirt (again), because we’re just that sentimental.  
I like how the eyes turned out! I was able to make them perfectly round with the end of the paintbrush, adding pupils and white accents with a dipped toothpick.  The thinnest lines were also made with a toothpick: not perfect, but I like how they have turned out.  I used a sharpie for the mouth.  A thin sharpie can be used for alot of the detail, although the rough texture quickly destroys the sharpie.  One coat of clear varnish helps them to survive playtime with the kids and adds a nice shiny, finished look!
Initially inspired by Jessica’s Alphabet of Saints at Shower of Roses. I was looking forward to making my own set of Saints!   
Here are my first two saints for July!
Can you guess who they are?

Comments

  1. These are so cute. I would love to make some for Alexa but she is still in the chew on everything stage so I will have to wait. Thanks for adding this to the Our Favorite Things Link Party.

  2. What a sweet project! I love that you started with your family and are now creating the saints!

  3. They are turning out great! Thank you for linking back to my post! God bless!

  4. I would love to buy a set of painted saints for my classroom. I am a 3rd grade teacher at St. John’s (and RE catechist) and LOVE to incorporate our faith into ‘centers”. Please let me know if this is an option. I am not talented enough to create them!!

    JMJ,
    Kelley

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