Are you a goodwill shopper? I am very occasionally and more than not I return out of the store empty handed.
Well, I was looking for something very specific (for the second time) one Saturday and let my eight year old play in the toy section.
When I came over to retrieve him, my heart stopped (probably) as I saw this Gorgeous Castle from Melissa and Doug. I flipped it over to see a $15 price tag and snatched it up as quick as a lick! Not only was it the castle, but it included furniture pieces. I was thrilled!
Now, mind you it was dirty and dusty to pieces. But nothing a little elbow grease couldn't solve.
As I came home beaming to my husband about my new purchase I quickly added, "You wouldn't mind if I spray painted the whole thing white and repainted it all....right?"
He somehow convinced him that this would not be the best use of my time and that it was cute enough, as is.
So we settled on the idea of me just painting some peg people. That seemed to make everyone happy. (And as I was finishing painting the peg people during nap time an hour before she was to open the present, believe me I was happy with this decision.)
So, as you know I've made peg people before. I casually asked my daughter which kind of dolls would be funner for a castle, for example-- Kings and Queens, or like Princesses, or like dolls of the family?
She let me know dolls of the family would be quite fun.
So, I painted our cute family. And as I've explained to the family a few times, it's everyone's likeness, meaning, no, those aren't actual outfits we own.
The three kid peg people came from JoAnns.
The two adults and the baby peg people came from Michaels.
These little people and castle really lend themselves to some really fun playing.
This has been such a great toy that has been played with almost every day, even the boys really like playing with it.
Who wouldn't want to play with a little peg version of yourself?