These peg dolls do not have facial expressions. This allows my daughter the chance to strengthen her imagination without being restricted by a permanent expression. To make these dolls, gather wooden pegs, fabric, a pair of scissors (I used pinking sheers), markers, a hot glue gun and a safe wood sealer.
First, draw the hair. Make sure that the face aligns with the feet. I made a few dolls that looked as if their heads were twisted. I used a water-based marker since I knew that I would seal them at the end.
Draw some shoes. I drew ballet slippers since Sophia is very interested in dance. If you are going to seal the dolls, do so before adding the material.
Cut out a piece of material that will wrap around the the wooden peg with a bit of overlap. I used pinking sheers to limit the amount of fraying on the material. Squeeze a line of glue on the left side of a piece of material that is face down.
Place the fabric on the back right side of the wooden peg.
Add a strip of glue on the other side of the material.
Roll until the fabric is wrapped completely around the doll .
Find a container for your dolls. I used a small box and made a sheet for them. Sophia loves putting them to sleep after they've been dancing.
Wouldn't a set of marching band peg dolls be fun?