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These little Wonder Woman peg dolls are so fun and pretty easy to make. I like to buy a bag of these unfinished wood dolls to keep handy. They come in girl and boy body shapes, and they’re fun to paint and give as gifts for a special little one. They can be painted in a wide variety of designs, from super heroes like this one to brides, to garden fairies. In fact, at the end of this post I’ve got links to a few more peg doll tutorials if you’d like to check them out.
Our movie theme this month for the Monthly Movie Challenge group is Wonder Woman. I barely remember watching her as a kid, but I LOVED her character in the latest Batman vs Superman movie, and can’t wait until her movie is out next month. She’s fierce!
For this project, I’ve designed my Wonder Woman using the old fashioned costume. You could potentially paint her in the newer costume using these same steps, just use different colors.
- Unfinished Wood Peg Doll
- Yellow Craft Paint
- Black Craft Paint
- Blue Craft Paint
- Red Craft Paint
One important thing to remember when painting peg dolls is to keep paint off the face. You may want to cut a circle from painters tape and add it to the doll to prevent paint from getting on her. If you DO happen to get it on the face, you really have about two options- one is to try to sand it off, and the second is to use a flesh colored paint and paint it in. This takes away from the “wood” look but if that doesn’t bother you then this is probably the best option.
Also, let each color and segment dry completely before you begin a new color. This saves many paint smearing mistakes (yes, I know from experience, ha!).
Wonder Woman Peg Doll Video Tutorial
Steps to Painting a Wonder Woman Peg Doll
The first thing I did was paint Wonder Woman’s red shoes, yellow belt & headband, and her black hair.
When that dried, I painted her skirt blue.
Next, I painted her red top.
And last is my favorite part, the details! For Wonder Woman, this is the stars (white polka dots) on her skirt, the red star in the headband, the yellow band at the top of her dress, and of course her eyes.
I don’t know why, but I add the eyes last. I think I just like to see this final product and determine just where they should go on her face.
If you love this Wonder Woman project, make sure to check out all the other creative ideas and bloggers participating in the challenge this month!
You can also CLICK HERE to see my past Monthly Movie Challenge creations from the movies Star Wars, It’s the Easter Beagle Charlie Brown, Beauty and the Beast, The Princess Bride, and A Charlie Brown Christmas Movie.