When my wife was a kid her family used to stop by this little shop that sold a lot of wooden toys that were hand made by the owner. One of the things they got were these little peg people that they termed "Weird Little People." These little things lasted forever and had little wooden cars and boats, and yarn scarves around their necks.

We want our son to be able to enjoy all of the toys that we enjoyed when we were young so we decided to make him his very own set of peg people.

We made 8 peg people, a stand for them, and a few accessories, but there is plenty more you can do with these cute little toys. What's more, they're super easy!

Step 1: Supplies

We picked up a bag of plain wooden pegs at our local Hobby Lobby. They're typically sold in the "woodworking" section. Just look down all of the aisles until you see one that is stocked with tons of plain wood letters, blocks, and various other things. They're probably down there. The bag had eight pegs in it and was under $5.

Other than that you will need:
-Food safe Paint
-Paint brush
-Bits of yarn, fabric, string, etc.
-Wood burner
-Food safe wood finish

For the accessories:
-Scrap wood
-Dremel or other rotary tool
-Imagination (i.e. I couldn't possibly list all of the things that you could use to make accessories.)

These are great. We used to make them out of clothes pins when I was little. :)
Thanks! We used to make ornaments out of those clothes pins! Instead of hanging them we would just attach them to the branches.

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