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perfect timing for the avengers if i do say so myself…


hand painted superhero peg dolls

we went opening weekend to see the avengers with all the kids….and we got to the movie theater and saw the line in the parking lot and drove right on by to the redbox and rented we bought a zoo. SO NO SPOILERS! we are going to see it soon!

so this is probably one of my top ten favorite projects! something about these little superheros just makes me happy!

I kept seeing these little peg dolls around pinterest….and i KNEW i had to make some. I went HERE to this etsy shop and bought these…and the girl ones with the dresses (princess are coming soon!)…and a family.

(would be so cute for a family renunion and everyone could paint themselves)
I painted all the base colors with my apple barrel paint
the tricky part is that you leave some of the peg showing for the faces..(excpet on hulk spider man and iron man) so it’s slow going.
and there are coats that need to dry.
and so make sure you are watching something good on tv.
then i took my paint pens from elmers (these were SUCH a lifesaver) instead of getting a tiny little brush and trying to make the lines all perfect you just draw it on.
seriously. if you are going to whip out a lot of these BUY THE PAINT PENS!!!!

THEN I had them all painted and cute….and my son woke up and saw them and went into superhero overload…and i had to tell him that they weren’t for him (they are for my nephew scotty) and i literally had to pinky promise to make him a set. (he wants a good guy set and a villian set so he can play “chess” (he’s 6 and has no idea how to play chess..but i do want to make some villians)

but i let him play with them…and i noticed that they were getting a little scuffed up…

so i took some finishing spray from krylon…

and gave them a coat…it’s makes them all shiny and pretty!

and that’s it! they are so stinking cute Here’s a picture so you can how small they are.. (fyi…the neck is the hardest part top paint!!!)

the only snag i ran into was that the inpiration pictures i was looking at only had the front view…and i wanted to know how the back looked…so i took a picture so you could see how i did mine so you didn’t have to be left scratching your head…

i noticed that i had superhero fabric that matched everyone but green lantern and flash….so i had to take MORE pictures!

i got these cute little printables from HERE

(how cute is that pirate?)

and i also love these star wars one

and these harry potter ones:

i also made a little bag to hold them all..(all hot glue)

the trick with hot gluing on felt is to get glue all around the edges..not so much the middle…

here’s the present all together: (minus a superhero crayon roll)

and cause i always like to show you the “behind the scenes”

make sure to check out my girl pegs!


About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! We saw Avengers first showing the Saturday morning it came out, down here in Vegas no likes to get up early so the theater was half empty. My boys would kill for a set of these. They look great, good job!

  2. These are so super cute! Can't believe you had all that matching fabric. You are awesome!

  3. The Sieglaff Scoop says:

    This was pinned right away for me to make ASAP!! I love them! Thank you for the tips and back view, also it is always great that you keep things real with a behind the scenes shot. I look forward to reading your blog each time you post!

  4. Heather says:

    This post was TOTALLY AWESOME!! Now I have to go and find these peg things and make them for little boy presents! SO CUTE! Thanks for the info. and pictures!

  5. Mitchell Family says:

    I just made some for my Son this week. I made a Thor and Hawkeye also. I actually only made the ones from the movies. He loves them and took the to school. I was told I have to a set of princesses for my daughters now.

  6. Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

    These are SO neat! Loving all your fabric background pics and what not! 🙂 You really went all out with those! 🙂

  7. OhMarieOH says:

    I am so loving these little guys. You are amazing!

  8. Super cute! I have a little boy who would just love these. Well, his dad would love them too!

  9. Sharlyn says:

    Holy Stinkin' cute Batman! love it!

  10. Cupcakes and Lemonade says:

    Are you going to sell the princess sets? I would totally buy three of them from you! My girls would LOVE them!

  11. I thought of this post as i made my own. Thanks for the inspiration. Check them out!


  12. Sarah Yewman says:

    Love yours! The photography's great. I did some a few weeks ago too: http://sarahyewman.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/peg-superheros.html

  13. luckymommy23 says:

    Thank you for your awesome tutorial! I made these for my husband for fathers day and he LOVED them!

  14. I made some of these for my sister for Christmas with my own superheroes! Thanks for the inspiration! I was also wondering if you had any idea how long it took you to make these..? And also if you have an idea of how much per hour I should charge for labor to make these. A friend of my dad’s really wants me to make his daughter a set of dc Superheroes. Any ideas??

  15. oh my gosh! Such inspiration! I looked for inspiration for a lamp & it directed to these pegs!! I’m SOOO doing this for my girl & sons room! Thank you!


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