This following project is a super fun, easy way to introduce young ones to Thanksgiving, one of our most treasured American holidays.  Colonial Peg People is the perfect way to teach American history, heritage, and cultural diversity. Use these wood figures to inspire your students to learn about the first Thanksgiving dinner over 250 years ago!


Hygloss Craft Wood People



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Colonial Peg People

Next week many will celebrate this time in history on Thanksgiving. A day to give back and rejoice. This following project is a super fun, easy way to introduce young ones to Thanksgiving.  Colonial Peg People is perfect way to discuss the Mayflower, Colonials and Indians. All you need are some Hygloss Craft Wood People, Paints and Gel Pens. Lets Scroll down to get started…..


Colonial Peg People

Step One

Paint a the faces of the wood people with flesh color paint, let dry. Then paint a simple colonial pattern onto one and a simple Indian pattern onto the other. (I painted the whole colonial doll base black and half the head black. For the Indian I painted the whole base coral.)

Colonial Peg People

Step Two

Finish adding details to your painted wood people using gel pens. This makes creating the eyes and tiny details easier.

Once complete you could coat the painted wood people with a craft sealant, but that isn’t necessary.

Colonial Peg People

These painted dolls are perfect to add to the Thanksgiving Table as seat markers, gifts or decoration. You could fill a large vase with branches, add battery lights and fill with wood people ornaments. To turn one of these into an ornament just add a piece o bakery twine to the back of the head with craft glue, let dry.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  


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