13 Materials Needed:

Shadow Box Frame, Acrylic Paint, Pegs, Small Wooden Beads, Various Paper, Quick-Dry Tacky Glue, Dotting Tool, Paint Brush, Scissors, Embellishments: Felt, Sand, Rhinestones, Sequins

About this Project

Motherhood takes many shapes. Celebrate the shape of your family with a handmade peg doll shadowbox.

Create your own, snap a picture, and share using #ACMooreInspired.

  • 1
    Determine how many people you will want your family to represent. Lightly draw the shape of clothes and hair onto pegs and beads. TIP: Take inspiration or recreate your favorite family photos.
  • 2
    Paint peg dolls using acrylic paint in desired colors. Let dry. Use a dotting tool for eyes and to create polka dots.
  • 3
    Add embellishments to your dolls. For animals, create ears from felt or use small beads to create different hair styles.
  • 4
    Create background scene using paper of your choice. Cut background paper to the size of your frame and add details to the front of it. Glue each layer into place. Let dry.