Sprite and I made this recycled castle over the summer, and she loves playing with it.
The problem is that she only has two peg people (named after herself and her little friend) to play with. I decided to make some more. A lot more.
Here are some brief instructions if you want to make your own.
Supplies: blank pegs (sold in small bags at craft stores)
Acrylic spray sealant
I found the pegs in two sizes, so I made kids and adult peg people. If you can't find the smaller ones, or want people of all sizes, use a small saw (like a coping saw) to cut a little bit off the bottom to make the people shorter.
It's easiest to paint several at one time, so you can work on one while part of another is drying.
Start by painting the heads in a skin tone and the body in whatever color you want the clothes. Make sure you paint the bottom too.
I found that the people looked the best if I painted the eyes and mouth first, and then did the hair. It was hard to tell where exactly to put the hair without the eyes as a reference.
Add some clothing details, maybe some jewelry or hair accessories, then let the paint dry overnight.
Finish by applying a layer or two of the spray sealant. Make sure you let the sealant dry between coats as directed by the can.
Time to play!