We had such fun creating these! They were easy to make, and the supplies are readily available. They will be table decorations for our Chinese New Year feast soon.
What you will need:
*scraps of fabric and ribbon
*black pony beads
*glue (you can try white glue, but I brought out The big dog glue for this one)
*permanent markers I got a set of these in my stocking.
We used leftover paint from our Tomb Wall kits, but you can use whatever paint you have on hand.
Since the kids have been learning to blend colors, I had them mix their own flesh tone from white and Van Dyke Brown.
We painted the head and neck area of each of our people pegs.
After that layer was dry, we painted the hair black.
Brianna got creative and added a piece of black yarn to make wisps of hair hang down like Kai Lan.
The Popsicle sticks are for a different project, coming soon, but you can see Jack's figure drying in the background.
These are mine. I used wispy strokes on the boy hair, and left a "part" in the girl hair.
After dressing them, we glued black pony bead "buns" to the girls' heads.
Brianna used gold brocade and gold ribbon to dress her doll.
Eli made a mama and a baby. Swoon.
Jack made his a "black belt," which I helped him tie.
My boy is wearing a scrap of printed Asian fabric that I made myself a peasant top from, oh, about a decade ago. My girl is wearing amazing double sided brocade with FUR on the inside! I folded up a little of the fur at the bottom and "hemmed" with glue to make it look like trim. I used a gold ribbon and some glue to shape the top of the brocade so it wasn't so tube like. Trying to decide if I want to leave her looking like Amelia Earhart with scarf flying behind her, or if I want to trim it or glue the ends down.
Overall, I'm really happy with how these turned out, and we had a great time making them. I may need to find more peg people projects for us to craft.
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