Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Peg People

So in case you all didn't know, Angie has some pretty kick ass ideas for her kids, life, and family. If you don't already follow her, you should. One of those ideas, that I have yet again shamelessly copied, is peg people. I remember reading one of her blog posts about her peg people, but in going back and searching, this is the only one I could find on them. I loved the idea of a tactile way of having Lucy as a part of their family. Plus, having a miniature version of your family to play with is pretty awesome too.

And so I made some for Simon. I got lots of little peg people. I plan to paint the rest of them as super heros, or knights, or pirates or something...whatever Simon might be interested in a little later. I totally was gung ho to make a castle for him, out of cardboard boxes, but I was convinced to wait until he's a bit older to enjoy it more :) But I went ahead and made our little family for him. He's liked them so far.




All credit goes to Angie, and her willingness to share those projects and ideas with us here in this community. Thank you!

18 comments:

  1. Those are GORGEOUS! You know, I don't think I ever did a post on my peg people. Nothing like a proper how-to. I painted them in the first month of 2010 for Art Everyday, so it was just the picture. (http://stilllifeeveryday.blogspot.com/2010/01/friday010810.html)I just never quite liked the paint I used. I bought those craft acrylics and they were incredibly dull. But when I ordered peg people, I had to order a ton of them, so I always thought I might go back and redo them. Anyway, those are really beautiful. What kind of paint did you use? And thank you for the kind words. One thing I saw that was cool was a chess set made out of those peg people--ninjas vs. pirates. HA!

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    1. I used regular acrylic paint that you'd use for a canvas painting. I then did modge podge over that to keep them sealed. Ooh, a Ninja vs. Pirates chess board sounds awesome. I've seen all sorts of cool things, but trying to minimize the toys that I feign are for Simon, but are really for me ;)

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  2. Those.are.awesome. I have the artistic ability of a paper plate...but I LOVE the idea. Perhaps I'll try.... xoxo

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  3. Cuteness x4! They are so you... you know what I mean? So personalized without too much detail. Love.

    x <3 o

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  4. LOVE these! I remember that post by Angie, and then it got shoved out of my brain, thank you for reminding me. I think Ernest would love these.

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    1. Do take a pic so we can see, will you?

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  5. Adorable! Can I pin this post so I don't forget about this idea?

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    1. Sure. I don't think I've ever been pinned before ;) Be sure and share if you will, when you end up doing it??

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  6. You did an awesome job! I think they are so cute. You inspired me to fo dome peg people :)

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    1. Thank you Renel :) I'd love to see if you end up making some!

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  7. Oh my gosh, I love these! So so cute, what a great idea.

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    1. Thank you :) I loved them when I saw Angie's.

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