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« on: November 15, 2011 11:26:26 AM »

My son has all of a sudden decided to start putting toys in his mouth.

And I have been coveting a lot of painted peg people on the internets lately.

Because I am afraid to use paint on his toys - what kind of paint is *safe* for kids, anyway? - I used my woodburner.

Warning: I am a SUPER newbie at this whole woodburning thing.  AND I can't draw.

Here goes.  The Peg People



The live in a bird house





It is so soothing burning the images onto the wood - (that I drew on beforehand). I love the smell and I love the tedious nature of it.

I hope you like it!
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2011 11:40:35 AM »

I think that is a lovely idea.  it is such a nice plain simple toy that he can use his imagination with and play in so many ways. And how nice that it is safer this way too.  I'm glad you had fun doing them. I'm sure he will have a lot of fun playing with them.
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2011 11:43:26 AM »

Super cute, ayana!
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2011 11:49:36 AM »

simplicity is beautiful!

most craft paints are safe and non-toxic these days (ha, I seem to eat glue or paint daily...Grin), but I actually prefer the nice wood showing on your pieces!

lovely little house...and it makes a child use his/her imagination instead of having a pre-scripted story set up by a lot of toy manufacturers and Disney Grin
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2011 11:52:55 AM »

Awww, you DO like it!  Thank you guys so much for the compliments.  My son does go to a Waldorf Pre-School and they are allllll about natural toys!
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2011 11:55:44 AM »

That is awesome!  You might have yourself a a new little career! Grin

A lot of people are getting back to simplicity and the basics...sometimes all of this high tech stuff just gets overpowering...

I am sure that it is good for your child and BONUS---good for you!  A calm mom is a happy mom...Wink
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2011 01:39:44 AM »

Hey! These look so awesome. Just curious, how did you make the people? Did you buy and carve a wood block? Or is there some place that sells that shape?
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2011 04:36:29 AM »

Thanks! The people came that way.  I bought a bag of them from hobby lobby
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2012 11:25:49 AM »

that is really neat, but i hope they don't get attacked by birds trying to take their house.
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2012 12:02:16 PM »

Lol! I don't keep them in the tree!  I just did that for the pictures Smiley.
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