How To Make A Peg Doll – Easy Tutorial

This is a quick and easy tutorial on how to make a traditional peg doll. It’s a craft club class I gave to KS1 children (4-7 years) last year, and more recently to KS2 kids (7-11 years) with some more advanced techniques added in to suit the older age range.

The method I use to make my peg dolls uses minimal glue, meaning younger children can see the end result much quicker, and have less opportunity for sticky fingers, glue in their hair, on their clothes et al! I hope you find the tutorial useful and would love to hear your comments below this post 🙂

Materials Needed For Each Peg Doll

Fabric scraps
Wooden peg
Glue
Glue brush
Wool or yarn (for the hair)
Coloured felt tip pens
Pipe cleaner
Circular tin or saucer (to draw around)
Scissors

Obviously, all of the above can be substituted, i.e. you could use string for the hair, or an old paintbrush for the glue.

Before You Start

Don’t forget to lay down some wipe-clean plastic on the table! I can also recommend a small jar to hold the peg doll in for children (and adults!) who are all thumbs – this will steady the peg doll whilst you work on it.

Lets Make A Peg Doll!

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Winter Crochet Plans

Since summer took a holiday in England this year, winter has decided to marry autumn in a sneak revenge attack so it’s quite cold here at the moment!

This sudden decrease in temperature has reminded me I need to get on with crocheting some winter hats for all the children in my life – and make a little dent in my yarn stash at the same time.

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Misty Autumn morning

The crochet winter hats have moved on from my post back in July, and I now have 3 completed girls beanie hats (all in wonderful monsoon wool), however, I can’t for the life of me find the picture I took of them, or that hats themselves!

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