DIY Barn Figures With Wooden Pegs


Just last month H turned 3. I don’t know how it happened. Suddenly my last born can talk in full sentences, laugh at jokes, run around and play, catch a football better than me, and is like a real grown little boy. Crazy! One thing he loves is figures and cars and trains. He likes talking with them, interacting with them, and pretending with them.

Ben’s grandmother was visiting for his birthday and I wanted to make something for him that we could cherish forever. I had bought a beautiful wooden barn a while back but it didn’t come with any farmers or animals so I figured it would be great if we could make some DIY Barn Figures! And great it was. We now have a play set that H’s great grandmother helped paint and one that was simple and so incredibly special at the same time.

I took to the internet, Pinterest to be exact, for some inspiration and found a ton so I thought I’d share my findings with you. This will not be the last that we will paint these little wooden pegs, we are already working on a Christmas set!

You can follow my Peg Peeps Pinterest Board for more ideas too!

Here is what you need:


Wooden, unfinished Pegs of different sizes – I highly recommend this set as it has all different sizes in it.
Acrylic craft paint
Clear varnish (found in the paint section)


Then, sit down, get some paint on a plate and go to town for an afternoon filled with giggles and fun. After you finish painting the pegs with the colors you choose, let them dry. Apply a clear varnish after and let dry overnight.

Here are some of my favorite creations that we made this go-around. Stay tuned because there WILL be more! 😉





And C’s creation for her brother…


About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. A-dorable! What a fun craft…and sniff I feel for you but just you wait till he turns 13!
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  2. This is an adorable craft idea!
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  3. Those are so fun! My kids would have a blast with those.
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  4. So cute! I’m a sucker for wooden figures. I have a nativity set that I just got out for the kitchen.
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  5. Those are so adorable!! What a great baby shower gift idea too if there’s a farm theme. Love it!
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