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Toddler DIY

This Toddler DIY was perfect for so many reasons: a toddler can do it, it’s portable for travel, it encourages imagination and it was really easy. So grab your little ones, a few (cheap) supplies and have a fun family craft night!

(Note: Small parts are a choking hazard to young children. Always use adult supervision)

Materials & Supplies

4 Wooden Peg People

1 Small Wooden Box (or up-cycle a lunch box)

4 or more small colored pieces of felt (This is a great way to reuse scraps!)

Non-Toxic child paint

Painter’s Tape


Altoid can (optional)

4 Popcycle sticks (optional)

Paint brush


Hot Glue (Optional)

Step 1

Take your peg people and use painters tape to cover their heads.

Step 2

Grab your child-friendly paint and paintbrush. We found the easiest way to complete this step was for us to hold the “head” of the person while our child painted. Rotate the person as your child covers it with paint. Let your child choose different colors for each peg person.

Step 3

Let dry. In the meantime, you could jump down to step 5.

Step 4

Once dry, pull the painters tape off to reveal your peg dolls.

Step 5

Grab your wooden box or lunch box. Paint or decorate as desired.

Step 6

Hot glue the popsicle sticks to the top of the Altoid box.

Step 7

Cut your felt pieces into simple shapes (or use your scraps as is). If your child is old enough to use scissors, this is a great opportunity to let them practice. The shapes don’t need to be perfect!

Step 8

Let your child’s imagination roam free and enjoy playing in your new home together!

Step 9

Pack it up and take it on the go. It’s a fantastic travel toy to bring to church, in the car, or on a plane.

Step 10

Share your finished project with us! Comment below or share your finished project on one of our social media pages.


Check out our other Family Activity Ideas and Toddler Ideas.


Use this same idea to make holiday specific or character specific sets as well!


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