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! http://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 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 Acrylic paint Paint brushes (we used a flat shape) Painter’s tape Scissors Pencil/erasers Stylus or toothpick Paint palette Craft tray Smock Acrylic gloss (optional finish) Embellishments Here are a few suggestions: Fabric Felt Beads Fabric glue “Globe” 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. Peel off the tape for the pants area, tape the shirt area and paint the pants etc. 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. Sketch a hairline and paint it in. When we were finished all the painting and it was dry, we covered the people in a layer of acrylic gloss. We then added details with fabric and felt. (Note: This a perfect way to cover up any imperfections that may have occurred!) Globe: We put little snow dots on our glass enclosure using a paint pen. We then filled the bottom of our “globe” with artificial snow. Arrange your family in the globe and add your lid. Display somewhere special in your home or carefully wrap and give as a keepsake. 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. Please like & share: 2 Responses Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.