Mrs Fox's Party Boxes are on their way to all those lucky little crafty foxes out there. We are already working on next months, the theme is growing things, the late spring has inspired us. This month we put together some wonderful ideas for crafts with pegs, both old style and modern pegs. We can't wait to see the results of this months creations, so, please, please, when you have created your peg people and animals we'd love you to send us a picture.
Making the traditional peg dolls made me think of the really simple ideas that my granny used to keep me occupied at her house when I was a little girl. One of my favourites were paper dolls.
I thought that everyone would know how to make these, but a friend said that she had never made them as a child. My little foxes and I have now developed a bit of a hair-style fascination when we create ours. Here's how we make our paper dolls:
You will need:
pencils or pens
Take a rectangular strip of paper and fold it accordian style. Draw your doll figure onto the top flap and remember the hands and feet should finish right on the edges of the paper. Cut out the figure. You can then decorate them, colouring or painting each doll. We like to cut out the hair styles in a different colour paper and stick them onto the dolls.
So, it just remains to say thanks for the waggletags Louise, xxx.