Does your child like fairies? Here is a tutorial demonstrating how to make Peg Doll Fairies from small wood doll body pieces.
My little girl and I love to make fairy gardens all year round in every theme that we can think of. It’s a wonderfully therapeutic, creative, and bonding activity. This time, we decided to try our hand at making peg doll fairies to go in our gardens. How fun it is to create different fairies from the blank canvass of a plain wooden peg.
If you want to learn How to Make Peg Doll Fairies just keep reading below and see how we made our own woodland sprites to visit our fairy gardens. While we purchased most of our supplies or already had them on hand, we added a natural touch by gathering acorn caps from the yard.
Peg Doll Fairies Tutorial
- wooden peg dolls
- acrylic paint
- paintbrushes in various sizes
- silk leaves or flowers
- hot glue gun/sticks
- optional-glitter, string, acorn caps
1. Begin by painting the body of your fairy with a small brush. You can either paint a solid dress or get a little fancy and create something more detailed. For one of mine I made a top and skirt. Another was made with a dress with a robe over it, and my boy fairy got shorts and a top. If you are nervous about free hand painting your fairy or you have a little one who gets a little exuberant with the paint, you can cover the parts you don’t want painted yet with painters tape.
2. Allow the body of your fairy to dry then move on to the head. To add hair to the top you can add some texture by carefully rolling the head in paint and using different brushes to create various brush strokes. To make the tiny eyes use the opposite end of your paintbrush to add small dots.
3. While your head is drying you can go back to the body to add some detail. Use your small paintbrush handle end to create polka dots or buttons. Then, draw on designs with craft glue and add glitter for a little sparkle.
4. Make these fun acorn hats or crowns by dipping the bottom in glue then dip it in fine glitter. Allow to dry completely and hot glue to the top.
5. To create fall woodland fairies use silk fall leaves for wings. Otherwise, you can deconstruct silk flowers and use the petals or leaves of those as well. Simply fold down the top point of the leaf to create a wing shape.
6. Bend the leaf or flower in the center vertically and affix to the back of your peg doll fairy.
7. Have fun with your fairies and make them all different. Change up their hair, eyes, outfit, and wings to create a unique fairy community.
These little fairy peg dolls are so addicting we will be making some for every season!