These superhero peg dolls are the perfect DIY toy or homemade gift for kids. A simple tutorial for Spiderman, Superman, Batman and Robin.
My littlest one LOVES superheroes. Almost as much as I LOVE wooden toys. When shopping around for some wooden superheroes, I couldn’t quite find exactly what I was looking for, and since we love painting peg dolls, I figured we would give some superheroes a go! He just adores these, and I love the opportunities for open-ended play that he gets with them.
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Wooden Superhero Peg Dolls
These are really so simple to make, and it doesn’t take a ton of artistic talent, I promise! If you love to paint rocks, then you can paint peg dolls 😉
What you need for your superhero peg dolls:
- acrylic paint (we like to get these acrylic paint pot strips because you don’t need a ton of paint)
- black acrylic paint pen
- wooden peg dolls (large are fun, I like to use various sizes)
- paint brushes
- felt, thin elastic, hot glue (optional – if you want to make felt capes)
Painting the Superhero Peg Dolls:
Paint all of the superheroes first and let dry, then use the paint pen to add the details. Here is how you can paint each superhero:
For Spiderman: Paint the bottom portion blue and the top half red. Add some blue triangles on the red
For Superman: Leave the head natural, and paint the body blue.Add the Superman shield in red and gold, along with the underwear.
For Batman: Paint the head and neck black, leaving the smile natural, and paint the body silver. Add white eyes, a gold emblem, and gold and black underwear.
Add Detail to the Superhero Peg Dolls:
Once dry, use a paint pen to add all of the details and embellishments, this step will really make these superheroes come to life!
Refer to the pictures below to see the details I added. With the exception of Spiderman, it’s a lot of outlining what you’ve already painted.
As a quick little bonus, I made a mini Robin peg doll to be a sidekick to the superheroes 😉
To Make Superhero Capes for the Peg Dolls:
Cut some rectangles out of felt with a little flare on the bottom along with some small pieces of thin elastic.
Hot glue the elastic to the ends of the felt and let dry.
Simply slip the elastic around the head of a superhero and you have a cape! Add some superhero logos to the back as a little extra.
Have so much fun making these superhero peg dolls! What a great DIY toy or homemade gift for kids!