Since making our Nativity Peg Dolls I've wanted to make some more, that combined with our new found love of Dr Seuss books I decided to make some Cat In The Hat peg dolls for a story bag that I'm making.
Despite finding loads of great peg doll ideas on Pinterest (here's my peg doll board), I couldn't find any Cat In The Hat ones except these from Zakkalife of Thing 1 and Thing 2. So, step one was to plan what they'd look like.
Next up I applied an acrylic paint base coat to faces and in the cats case I covered it all in grey, mostly because I initially wasn't quite sure how to design the colours.
Then I added the next layer of colours.
And finally I added faces and accessories. The faces were made using a Sharpie permanent pen, the hat was made of white felt and I painted the red stripes with fabric paint, whilst the Thing's hair is a pom pom.
Here's the finished product, and 'yep' I'm quite pleased with myself!
And, a view from behind.
The boys have had a quick play and I'm really looking forward to reading the boys the Cat In The Hat story with them, come back soon as I have more to add to our story sack.
Plus, if you've never read Dr Seuss or The Cat In The Hat I really encourage you to give them a try, I never read them as a child, but am thoroughly enjoying them now and the boys are enthralled by the stories. Here's a couple of our favourites.....