Our eldest was dreaming of making a family snow globe to put out each year, so we made this together.  Personalize it to represent the uniqueness of your family!

  • This activity was featured on The Crafty Crow!  Looking for other handmade holiday items?  Check it out!

CraftyCrowhttp://www.thecraftycrow.net/2014/12/peg-doll-family-snowglobe-diy.html

  • It was also featured on Margaret Bloom’s (author of Making Peg Dolls) site, We Bloom Here as part of a collection of tutorials for children on making peg dolls.  Her two books are beautifully inspiring and we have given them as part of a kit with supplies to make peg dolls to friends.  http://webloomhere.blogspot.ca/2014/12/pegdoll-families.html

Materials

Peg People Peg Doll Family Snow Globe from make-it-your-own.com (Art, crafts & activities for kids)

  • Peg people (You can find these unfinished at craft stores or online stores such as Etsy)
  • Beads (*Optional: for example you could glue green ones together to make a tree or use a small, medium and large one, painted white to make a snow person if you wanted to include something like that in your wintery world.)

Painting  Peg Doll Family Snow Globe from make-it-your-own.com (Art, crafts & activities for kids)

  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes (we used a flat shape)
  • Painter’s tape
  • Scissors
  • Pencil/erasers
  • Stylus or toothpick
  • Paint palette
  • Craft tray
  • Smock

Peg Doll Family Snow Globe from make-it-your-own.com (Art, crafts & activities for kids)

  •  Acrylic gloss (optional finish)

Embellishments Peg Doll Family Snow Globe from make-it-your-own.com (Art, crafts & activities for kids) Here are a few suggestions:

  • Fabric
  • Felt
  • Beads
  • Fabric glue

“Globe” Peg Doll Family Snow Globe from make-it-your-own.com (Art, crafts & activities for kids)

  • Ceramic paint
  • Artificial snow
  • Cloche or jar

Directions

People:

  • Tape off your body and paint your head to match your family’s skin tones if you like.  We decided to leave them unfinished.
  • For painting peg people we found it helpful to use painter’s tape and paint in layers.  So for example we covered the head and the pants area with tape (and a section for a shirt logo/design) and then painted the shirt.  Let this dry overnight.

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  • Peel off the tape for the pants area, tape the shirt area and paint the pants etc.

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  • To make the eyes we dipped a stylus in paint to make dots or you could use something similar like a toothpick.  You could also use a thin tipped paint pen.

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  • Sketch a hairline and paint it in.

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  • When we were finished all the painting and it was dry, we covered the people in a layer of acrylic gloss.

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  • We then added details with fabric and felt. (Note: This a perfect way to cover up any imperfections that may have occurred!)

Peg Doll Family Snow Globe from make-it-your-own.com (Art, crafts & activities for kids) Peg Doll Family Snow Globe from make-it-your-own.com (Art, crafts & activities for kids) Peg Doll Family Snow Globe from make-it-your-own.com (Art, crafts & activities for kids) Peg Doll Family Snow Globe from make-it-your-own.com (Art, crafts & activities for kids) Peg Doll Family Snow Globe from make-it-your-own.com (Art, crafts & activities for kids) Peg Doll Family Snow Globe from make-it-your-own.com (Art, crafts & activities for kids) Globe:

  • We put little snow dots on our glass enclosure using a paint pen.

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  • We then filled the bottom of our “globe” with artificial snow.

Peg Doll Family Snow Globe from make-it-your-own.com (Art, crafts & activities for kids)

  • Arrange your family in the globe and add your lid.

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  • Display somewhere special in your home or carefully wrap and give as a keepsake.

Peg Doll Family Snow Globe from make-it-your-own.com (Art, crafts & activities for kids)

Purpose

  • Learning how to use painter’s tape
  • Painting small objects
  • Representing one’s family

Safety Notes

  • Use scissors with care and adult supervision.
  • Be sure to wear a smock and use a craft tray to prevent potential damage to surfaces and clothing from paint.
  • Beads can be a choking hazard and are not recommended for children 0-3 or those that tend to put things in their mouths.

 

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