You know I'm a big fan of peg dolls since I regularly feature them. I think they make wonderful toys for kids because they can create them on their own, not just their hair and clothing, but their personalities and stories as well.
In Making Peg Dolls & More, you'll find tutorials for making peg dolls but also ways to embellish the whole play experience as well as new ways of crafting with them that you've never thought of before.
Margaret has such a nice way of introducing each project by including poems, quotes, tips on customizing and how small hands can be involved. Each project is graded by beginner, intermediate, and advanced to let you know what to expect in the way of construction.
On receiving the book I was immediately smitten by the bird marionette that holds a single peg doll on her back and decided that's what I wanted to make. Margaret shares that her inspiration was the story of Thumbellina and the moment when Thumbellina was escaping marriage to a mole by flying away on a swallows back; I remember that so well as it was a favorite of mine too! I found a peg doll my son made years ago and nested her in the bird's back for a thrilling ride!
Some of my other favorites are the Greenwood Tree Wall Hanging that includes an owl, a pair of bunnies, a toadstool fairy and a dandelion fairy hiding in the landscape; the Herbal Comfort Friends that are filled with dried herbs; the fantastic spool snakes; and the sweet cupcake toppers that would be so easy to design for your own celebrations.
I know you and your kids will love making and playing with the projects in Making Peg Dolls & More for many years, and once they are outgrown they will still be saved for the next generation of kids - that's how special they are!
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Click on the photos below for the adorable book trailers that show some of the projects in action!
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I thought it was such a coincidence that the Netflix #StreamTeam theme for this month is pets when we just added three new pets to our family! Two bunnies and one kitty all rescued from the shelter. We named the bunnies Chuck and Rosie, and the kitty is Indy. We already have a house full of animals (dogs, cats, ferrets, birds) so getting the new ones settled in is a bit of an adventure but fun too.
You've seen Shrek, right? Well one of our favorite characters (and probably yours too!) was Puss in Boots and now he has his own series on Netflix - The Adventures of Puss in Boots! Check it out along with some of these other streaming suggestions. You can e ven make a day of it and enjoy some of these animal-themed craft projects too!
I hope you enjoy this #StreamTeam sponsorship with Netflix and know that all opinions and words written here are my own. I choose my sponsorships carefully and only work with companies that I like. I have been a long time customer of Netflix and was thrilled to be able to partner with them as these kinds of sponsorships help support The Crafty Crow. Blogging is more than a hobby for me, it's my job and part of how I support my family as a single mom.