We recently decided to make some more Halloween peg dolls for our seasonal table. The easiest doll to make was the Frankenstein peg doll, which I just painted using our Stockmar opaque paints, but any non-toxic paint would have worked.
The witch peg doll was from a set I made last year for story telling. To make the witches, I used the directions and patterns from the book Making Peg Dolls, by Margaret Bloom.
For the ghost, I just cut a circle of white felt…
… and glued it on, kind of bunching it up on the head (I use Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue, but any basic white or craft glue should work). When the glue was dry, I used a Sharpie to make the eyes and mouth.
To make the mummy, I cut some white felt into strips, about 1/4″ wide.
I glued the strips on the peg doll, trying to crisscross the strips in various ways and generally trying to recreate the look of a thousands-of-years old mummy. I left a small opening for the eyes and when I was done with the felt, I used a fine tip paint brush to paint on two black dots for eyes. (Once again, I use Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue, but any basic white or craft glue should work)
The only thing I used my wood burning tool for was the pumpkins. You could just as easily use black paint or a Sharpie to make the details on the pumpkins. I made the pumpkins out of wood beads. As always, with wood burning, I used a pencil to mark the design on the bead first.
I went over the design with the wood burning tool. I then painted the pumpkins orange and went over the design with the wood burning tool again.
I painted a dowel rod green and cut it into small pieces, which I stuck in the orange beads to be the stems. My dowel rod happened to be the perfect size for my beads, but had it been smaller, I would have just glued it in place.
Have you made any Halloween page dolls? If so, who did you make? Do you have any pictures to share?