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May 30, 2012

Peg People Superheroes

Did you read my comic yesterday?

Good.

Now we're onto the how and why I made these little guys.

 

Five days before my son's birthday I read this post by A Girl and a Glue Gun and reminded myself of, "Oh, yeah, I wanted to do that for my son's birthday."  Luckily for me I had that sweet reminder and was able to head out that day and started this really fun project.

She gives a great tutorial on the how-to so I didn't take any pictures of my process because you can get some good ideas from her.

Besides if I did do a tutorial it would go something like this, "Open google to find image inspirations, Draw on your peg dolls, paint them, outline them with a Sharpie Paint pen, and seal with Mod Podge."  That pretty much sums it up.

This little pen turned out to be quite the time saver and gave everything a nice finished look.  If you buy one be sure to get the extra fine point.
Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Marker Pen - Extra Fine Point - Black - SANFORD 35526
I wanted my heroes to have a pretty specific accurate look so to do this I pulled up a couple ideas from pinterest to see some peg dolls, but ultimately I just pulled up images from google of how the real superheroes looked to get their look just right.

For example for Thor I was looking at this picture:
 

Here's some other great resources for Peg Superheroes:


Here's a look at our heroes.




12 comments:

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

Such a wonderful gift. My son would love these. So would my husband!!! I am featuring them at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

Eva {Tales of the Scotts} said...

A-Dorable!!! My son would love these! Definitely adding these to the list to make!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Rhissanna said...

I so need to make some of these for Hubby! And yes, ultra-fine sharpies rule. They make ll kinds of things look neat and tidy and finished.

(New follower. Just because you made a Thor)

Crystal said...

Way cool and you are totally talented! My superhero loving boys would love this!

Thanks for linking up on my mommy solution party. I am sharing over on Facebook!

Michelle said...

I love this idea, so cute and a great boy project! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower! I hope you have a great weekend coming up!!
Michelle
www.delicateconstruction.com

Julie Marling said...

So Cool. I wish I was crafty. I would like to make some princesses for my daughter.. New follower. Love for you to follow back when you get a chance ;)

http://naptimeshopper.blogspot.com

Tamara said...

Your superheroes look great! I am sure your son loved them. And thanks so much for mentioning my shop! :)

Big D and Me said...

You should put a set of these in your etsy shop. Love them!

Lamb @ LambAround: Life with my Sexy Nerd said...

These are so cute! I'm sharing this on Pinterest :)

SusieQTpies said...

Congrats! Your crafty post was the #5 most clicked post in The Mommy Club last week! Thank you so much for linking it up. I loved reading it. The new linky is up and RUNNING! Hope you stop over and link up more of your wonderful mommy solutions and resources!

Crystal
http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2012/06/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions-47/

Jeannine said...

These are completely awesome!!! My son is now crazy over them and says he wants me to make them... right!!

Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

Amy Renea said...

My boys would DIE -- have you put these on craftgawker??