I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities. Dr. Seuss
Thing 1 & Thing 2 Peg People
A glimpse into my crafty crazy mind:
looking at clothespin "peg person"
looking at pom pom "looks like hair"
placed pom pom on top of clothespin "looks like clown hair"
"gasp, it looks like thing1 & thing 2!"
Yep, that pretty much sums it up. So if you would like to make a Thing 1 & Thing 2 set of your own, simple directions below.
Blue pom poms
Wood clothespins or wood peg people - both are inexpensive and can be found at the craft store
Red & white acrylic paint or paint markers - I actually used both for this project but not necessary
Black fine point pen - I used a Micron 03
If using a clothespin, you'll want to saw off the bottom it so it will stand on it's own. To prevent the clothespins from falling over when painted, place a folded index card in the slot of the clothespin (refer to picture). Paint head, neck and circle on stomach with white paint. You'll want to do 2 or 3 coats so it's opaque.
Paint the rest of the body red. For this part I used a red painter's marker (painters) by Elmer's. The company sent me the paint markers to test out. I was surprised how they actually write like markers, the paint does not come out thick at all. I also liked how there was no brush strokes. If you click on the picture, you'll notice that the red paint is very smooth compared to the white paint.
Once the paint is completely dry, add the details. I used a fine point pen to draw the face and stomach details. I've made a lot of peg people and I've found this method works best over using black paint. Let dry for at least a half hour. Apply 2 coats of acrylic gloss.
Apply glue to the top and back of head. Place pom pom on top. Hold in place for a minute to secure. Done.