Have you been to see the new Cinderella movie?! We are SO excited to see it this weekend for my daughter’s seventh birthday! And as a fun birthday present, I made her these adorable Cinderella and Prince Charming Peg Dolls!
Aren’t they cute? I made them one night after I put Luci to bed. You need about an hour, a few supplies, and patience. LOL!
Grab paints and paint brushes, paint pens, and a black Sharpie. Then you’ll need to buy a package of wood peg dolls from your local craft store… I bought mine at Michael’s.
I looked at a picture of classic Disney Cinderella and a picture of this year’s Cinderella and I thought they looked pretty similar in their blue ball gowns. So I chose to paint my Cinderella like that… in her sparkly, fancy blue ball gown. I used glitter paint for her gown and then hot glued the gem on after the paint dried. I used the Sharpie for her eyes and you could use the Sharpie to make a black choker necklace if you choose. New Cinderella didn’t wear one, so I opted not to draw one on.
For Prince Charming, I had a hard time deciding if I wanted to paint him like the new portrayal of the Cinderella’s prince or classic Disney’s. Obviously classic won in the battle. And to be honest, it’s because I thought he was a bit easier to paint. I used paint/brush for all of the prince except for the gold (paint pen) and eyes/black lines (black Sharpie).
After they both dried, I sprayed them with clear paint to seal them. They are by no means perfect, but they are made with love and I think they turned out so cute! Normally I would post pictures of my daughter playing with them, but they are a surprise for this weekend when we see the movie for her birthday!
You can totally make your own versions just by pulling up a Google image of a favorite character and painting a peg doll replica! You can also use them as cake toppers for birthday parties or simply for play.
It’s a fun toy to play with in the car on the way to Disneyland too! Rather than spending a bunch of dough on toys in the parks, make a few Disney character peg dolls for on the road and in the hotel room! I plan to make more of these cute peg dolls before our next Disneyland trip. Check out our last trip to Disneyland…we had the BEST time!