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Flip a Wood Peg right into a Nutcracker – Be A Enjoyable Mum

If in case you have a European heritage in your loved ones, likelihood is you’ll have grown up with Nutcracker dolls put out at Christmas time.

As a baby, I didn’t perceive the historical past of the Nutcracker, however my English born grandparents at all times had their Nutcracker dolls out. Every time I see one, they immediate a much-loved childhood reminiscence of Christmas time.

The toy soldier collectible figurines originate from Germany and are historically introduced out at Christmas. Whereas the dolls are a part of German folklore and symbolise good luck, they’re primarily used to embellish properties for Christmas. And regardless of their namesake, they don’t seem to be in a position to crack nuts.

Our fascination with the Nutcracker has heightened from watching the film The Nutcracker and the 4 Realms, which has now turn into a part of our Christmas film playlist on the college holidays.

This Nutcracker craft, utilizing picket pegs, is a simple challenge to make. The pegs can be utilized to embellish items or dangle Christmas playing cards on string. It’s a perfect craft for the classroom or playgroup too because the supplies used are cost-effective in bulk.

Turn a wooden peg into a nutcracker


  • Wood Pegs
  • Black Cardboard
  • Glue
  • Black Paint
  • Pink Paint
  • Blue Paint
  • White Paint (we used white nail polish)
  • Nice Paint Brushes
  • Scissors
  • Googley Eyes
  • Black Pipe Cleaner
  • Tweezers
materials to make a nutcracker peg


Determine the way you’re going to make use of your peg as this may decide which finish may have the face and hat. I made a decision to place the hat and face on the highest edge.

turn a wooden peg into a nutcracker
  1. Paint the physique blue – so half method up the peg.
  2. Paint a black belt above the blue part.
  3. Paint a pink go well with high which will likely be 1cm in top
  4. Reduce a high hat out of the black cardboard and glue to the highest finish of the peg.
  5. Glue two googley eyes beneath the hat.
  6. Reduce the top of a black pipe cleaner and glue this below eyes for the Nutcracker’s moustache.
Nutcracker Pegs craft

Make a couple of pegs to allow them to be used to embellish Christmas items or connect playing cards to string for a Christmas card show.

Peg nutcrackers

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