I just love the simplicity of Waldorf style dolls. I’ve created and shared many peg people doll tutorials here on the blog, but they’re usually more detailed than this set of Mr & Mrs Claus. I originally shared this tutorial last year as a member of the Creative Team at A Glimpse Inside blog, but wanted to make sure you all got a chance to check out the tutorial here as well this year.
This little pair would make great stocking stuffers, ornaments, or elements of a pretty retro or rustic Christmas styled vignette this year. And, if you want, the kiddos can even help a but with the more simple steps.
How to Create Waldorf Style Christmas Dolls
First, paint the dolls. The boy is red, the girl is white
Next, cut the two stocking caps and Mrs. Claus’ cape from the red felt.
For the caps, a simple triangle is what you’ll need to cut, and a circle with the top sliced off for her cape.
Then, cut the white felt to trim the hats and to trim the cape, and glue them in place.
When the paint is dry, simply hot glue the accessories on.
For Mrs. Claus’ cape, fold down the top half of the circle where you cut it off, this creates a nice little cuff. Then wrap the cape around her body, and hot glue in place.
For the caps, wrap them around the doll heads, keeping them low over the face.
Glue one side on the back, continue wrapping the other side around tightly, and glue in place.
Then to make the point, fold down one side of the hat from top to the doll head and place a line of hot glue, and glue the other side down over it.
Last, hot glue the white pom pom.
The caps are cute sticking straight up, but if you don’t want it that way, fold it over & glue it down.
You can make these into ornaments by adding a ribbon to the backs of the dolls.
Using this same technique and a variety of colors, you could easily create a whole village of Christmas elves to go along with Mr. & Mrs. Claus.
See, I told you they’re simple!
If you like these Christmas dolls, you may enjoy these other peg people tutorials as well: