As ya’ll know, I am a BIG fan of Saint peg dolls. We started with a set from a peg doll exchange for Christmas, and the kids loved them. They still play with them nearly every day. (For those of you who think you can’t take on the painting, be sure to check out my decoupagable peg dolls- you can find all of my peg doll resources here.)
Most recently, we added some child Saints to our peg collection and they are a great addition! The thing that made them so fun was actually painting them on different sizes of pegs that I found at Michael’s. Here’s a picture of Jesus with the children (so you can get a feel for what the “child” pegs look like next to our standard size big peg.)
Here’s a little girl St. Therese doll I painted. She is holding a set of sacrifice beads and a little golden ball. She is based off of this photograph of St. Therese as a girl.
From left to right, here are the children I painted: Baby Jesus (nativity style), Child of Atocha, Divine Child, Infant of Prague, 3 Fatima children (Jacinta, Francisco, Lucia), and St. Therese as a girl.
Here is a list of children Saints (bless-eds, etc) you can paint to go with your holy peg bunch:
- St. Therese as a girl (and her sisters/family)
- The Fatima children
- Little Nellie
- Mary as a girl (to go with St. Anne)
- Baby Jesus (nativity style)
- Infant of Prague
- Divine Child
- Child of Atocha
- Child Jesus
- St. Patrick (kidnapped as a boy by pirates)
- St. Domonic Savio
- St. Maria Goretti
- Blessed Imelda
- Any children (or specifically your children) as “future saints” and to accompany Saints often pictured with children such as Mother Teresa, St. John Bosco, etc.
One last note to say that little Saints have made me happy that I use the big pegs for our collection. These little ones are very hard to keep up with- they’re always disappearing somewhere. In fact, I couldn’t even find them all when it was time for photographing. The kids do love having the little ones around, but it would be nice if they came with tiny tracking devices. 😉
Any other child Saint ideas? I love these little guys!Pin It