This project happened without my involvement. It just…happened! I turned around, and there were little peg people being made. My daughter, age 14, was my helper at art camp. We had just finished making circus tents (that post is coming and SO cool) and I guess one of the kids wanted a little clown to play with in her tent. My daughter found some pegs and used fabric scraps that I had cut up for another project. Aren’t these so cute? I forgot to photograph the first batch of clowns which were hilarious with giant pom-pons on their heads. But I caught the next group of peg people, which were the audience. I love on-the-fly creating!
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~ Fabric scraps cut into about 1″ x 5″ strips
~ Pipe cleaners (I love these neon ones)
~ Buttons (optional)
~ Black fine tip Sharpie or marker for face
The whole thing takes no time at all. The hardest part is waiting for the glue to dry! Simply squeeze a bit of glue onto the fabric scrap, then roll around the wooden peg. We actually used a bit of colored tape at the end of the strip to secure it and also for a bit of color. Next we used pipe cleaners (cut into bits) for scarves, and buttons and pom-poms for hats. Some kids cut some yarn for hair. Last of all, they drew on their faces.
Kids are so darn clever. I’m not sure I would have thought of this, at least not the pom-pom hats. Make sure you let everything dry, probably overnight. Then it’s time to play!