Thursday, July 22, 2010

Painting Peg People

Peg people are so fun! You can do so much with them, and so can your kids. The twins have been painting them and making little families for their freeplay.

You can purchase them at most crafts stores, online, or on etsy, even! We use standard acrylic paints on theses and then once they dry, the girls polish with beeswax :D

Once dry, it's off to Adventureland...look out for the Volcano!

Using a branch they found on the ground for the tree...

And the village is ready for play!

We also used the female peg people when we made our math gnomes for Grade 1. The tutorial can be found here.


  1. Oh these are so cool, I will pass this on to my sister who has two little ones, cheers Marie

  2. I love your peg people! and their rainbow house is cool too!

  3. beautiful! we have a slew of these little guys just waiting for my wee one to grow up and create them:) Love the photos, too:)

  4. Oh, how beautiful! I love the bright, vivid colors - what fun! :-)

  5. lovely!
    i have been wanting to make these but sadly i can't find them in the UK anywhere :-(

  6. Thanks for the fun comments! Pip - did you try etsy listings? There are a couple of etsy sellers that have them for decent prices - shipping might be too high, but if you go to

    type in "peg people" under handmade and it should bring some up. Here are two that offer bulk families:

    Convo them to see what shipping might be out your way!

  7. What beautiful natural toys. Simple toys give the greatest pleasure to children don't they :)
    I think I would have a lot of fun painting these little characters too I think :)