Here’s a spin on a childhood classic that your kids are sure to love! When I was a girl my mum and I used to make little clothespin dolls with yarn and fabric scraps. I simply adored them, they were so cute and so easy to make! Today I’m sharing a tutorial for Fairy and Unicorn Clothespin Dolls, a delightful variation on the traditional peg doll!
These Fairy and Unicorn Peg Dolls are just as simple to make and quite magical! Everyone will love having a pocket sized fairy and unicorn to take on adventures and play with won’t they?
Fairies and unicorns and rainbows go hand in hand don’t they? Here are some of our other favourites to come back and try later too.
- Rainbow Pom Pom Jewellery is a really simple sewing projects your bigger kids will love. These are great for gifting to friends.
- Cardboard Tube Unicorns are simple enough for the youngest crafter.
- Rainbow Blowers are a hit with everyone. Easy to make and so fun to blow and see the rainbow streamers billow around! Great for a unicorn party theme.
- Paper Plate Unicorns are another simple idea. It’s easy to cut holes in these and add elastic to make unicorn masks too.
Fairy and Unicorn Clothespin Dolls Tutorial
It’s so fun to make these unicorn and fairy peg dolls; such a lovely way to spend a crafty afternoon with the kids! Why not make a whole fairy village with lots of different characters in different clothes and hair styles? So cute!
Supplies To Make Fairy and Unicorn Clothes Peg Dolls
- Traditional Wooden Clothespins / Dollypegs
- Coloured Card
- Cupcake Liners
- Glitter Tulle
- Model Magic
How To Make Cute Unicorn And Fairy Peg Dolls
1 – Paint your fairy doll’s hair onto the end of the traditional clothespin. You can use Model Magic to make the adorable hair buns. Glue them on, and paint them. Alternatively you could make your fairy’s hair from glued on yarn instead if you prefer.
2 – Paint your fairy peg doll’s face and top garments.
3 – To make their pretty fairy skirts fold a cupcake liner in half and half again to make a quarter circle. Cut a tiny section out of the folded point and open it up to reveal a small cut out circle in the middle. Slide the peg doll into the middle to make a skirt.
4 – Cut a small strip of your glitter tulle fabric and glue over the cupcake liner to give a full and decorative skirt to your fairy.
5 – To make your fairy wings glue glitter tulle fabric onto coloured paper or card. Cut a larger wing shape for the top and a smaller wing shape for the bottom.
6 – Glue the wings onto the back of the fairy clothespin doll.
How To Make A Unicorn Clothespin Doll
1 – It’s easy to use a similar method to make a clothespin unicorn doll too. Start by painting your wooden peg a solid colour. White works for unicorns but you could try light blue or pink too.
2 – Carefully paint a rainbow mane and tail (or glue on rainbow yarn) and some hooves.
3 – Paint the unicorn’s eyes, rosy cheeks and nose.
4 – Make a tiny horn with model magic. Let it dry for half an hour and then glue on top of the clothespin.
Paint the horn gold and while the paint is still wet shake some gold glitter onto it.
We hope you have lots of fun with your magical fairy and unicorn clothespin dolls!
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