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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!

Kimbo

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.