DIY Frozen Peg People

It's the winter school holidays for us here in South Australia at the moment and my own children's love of the movie 'Frozen' still shows no signs of abating. I just don't dare share with them that iTunes now has a Frozen karaoke app - even I have my limits.

As far as movies go, I like that it's the love of two sisters not just some prince riding in, that saves the day. It's a rare thing and as mum to three girls, a nice surprise.


So rather than 'Let it go' (sorry) I decided to embrace it instead by making some 'Frozen' figurines of our own. 



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DIY Frozen Peg People - how to make your own Frozen characters for play from simple wooden peg dolls. Step by step instructions to help you create your own | you clever monkey
Our Frozen peg people were easy enough to make. I had some wooden peg people in the cupboard but you can find some yourself here. I started by sketching the details of their clothes in pencil.


DIY Frozen Peg People - how to make your own Frozen characters for play from simple wooden peg dolls. Step by step instructions to help you create your own | you clever monkey


One of my children had received these Giotto Permanent Pens as a birthday present recently so I thought I'd use them to add the colour. They are a little tricky to judge as they go on wet and light but darken and brighten as they dry. The coverage and depth of colour is amazing though.

DIY Frozen Peg People - how to make your own Frozen characters for play from simple wooden peg dolls. Step by step instructions to help you create your own | you clever monkey

I didn't want to draw their hair on so I used some embroidery thread instead. Weaving and knotting it as I went and then I fixed it to the peg doll with some Mod Podge.


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Obviously, I'm not a hairdresser...


DIY Frozen Peg People - how to make your own Frozen characters for play from simple wooden peg dolls. Step by step instructions to help you create your own | you clever monkey


But I think they turned out okay.  Presenting Princess Anna and Prince Hans (boo!!).

DIY Frozen Peg People - how to make your own Frozen characters for play from simple wooden peg dolls. Step by step instructions to help you create your own | you clever monkey


Although when your five year old offers to help and all you have left are the pupils to dot... say something other than yes. Presenting Princess Elsa...

DIY Frozen Peg People - how to make your own Frozen characters for play from simple wooden peg dolls. Step by step instructions to help you create your own | you clever monkey


DIY Frozen Peg People - how to make your own Frozen characters for play from simple wooden peg dolls. Step by step instructions to help you create your own | you clever monkey

My children love them. On when the soundtrack (we have the Deluxe Edition which includes all the instrumental tracks too) and they were busy replaying the start of the movie 'Frozen' with the cardboard castle I had made a couple of years ago.

DIY Frozen Peg People - how to make your own Frozen characters for play from simple wooden peg dolls. Step by step instructions to help you create your own | you clever monkey

We painted it and it has seen plenty of play since then. In between it folds flat making it easy to store.

DIY Frozen Peg People - how to make your own Frozen characters for play from simple wooden peg dolls. Step by step instructions to help you create your own | you clever monkey

Our newest residents were soon joined by other members of the royal family and some of the townsfolk of Arendelle.


DIY Frozen Peg People - how to make your own Frozen characters for play from simple wooden peg dolls. Step by step instructions to help you create your own | you clever monkey

The girls had made these other peg people last year while I had made the king and queen for preschool.

DIY Frozen Peg People - how to make your own Frozen characters for play from simple wooden peg dolls. Step by step instructions to help you create your own | you clever monkey

The next thing they decided to do was to decorate the castle look more like Elsa and Anna's by drawing some of the things they'd seen in the movie. 

DIY Frozen Peg People - how to make your own Frozen characters for play from simple wooden peg dolls. Step by step instructions to help you create your own | you clever monkey

That's one of the best things about children's play - watching it change and grow as they become involved. I might make these things for my children but they own them with their play.  


The other reason I make these things in front of my children, is to have them see me create something, to take an idea and turn it into something real. It doesn't always have to turn out perfectly and often doesn't, they just have to see me finish something I've started. They were certainly happy to see me finish these!



DIY Frozen Peg People - how to make your own Frozen characters for play from simple wooden peg dolls. Step by step instructions to help you create your own | you clever monkey

If you have Frozen fans like me, you might find some other ways to play on my Pinterest board -

Follow Nichole {youclevermonkey}'s board Frozen on Pinterest.


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