Well, you have all been asking for a second set of decoupagable peg dolls since I came out with the first set, and here it is! This set has the characters you need to act out the Passion of Jesus, including everyone you need for the 14 Stations of the Cross.
For anyone unfamiliar with my printable peg dolls, the concept is easy. All you have to do is paint the head, and then you print and decoupage on the body with Mod Podge. They are very durable, and really appear to be painted when they’re finished. Here’s a picture of how it works.
That’s it! It’s surprisingly fast and easy. I have very specific step-by-step directions on decoupaging them to make sure they look nice and hold up well. These print onto regular computer paper, not card stock. Card stock will not wrap and lay flat in the same way.
You don’t need to be an artist to paint the heads! I designed all the faces to be cute and expressive, yet easy to re-create. The download includes pictures of each head from the front, side, and back along with step by step directions for painting them. Best of all- all the faces can be draw on with a sharpie or a paint pen! *note- Mod Podge will not run sharpie marker*
Saints Included In Printable Peg: The Passion Set
This printable peg dolls pack is themed “The Passion Set”, but it also includes all the characters you need to act out the Stations of the Cross. I am planning on coming out with the companion “Easter Set” soon, so you may want to go ahead and order 20 peg dolls rather than just 10. 😉
Last Supper Jesus
Crown of Thorns Jesus, St. Veronica
A peg doll that stands for the weeping women and children of Jerusalem
Mary, the Mother of Jesus
Simon of Cyrene
A Roman Soldier (which I also provide the mirror image of. This way, you can have St. Longinus, and 1 generic Roman soldier. If you want to make 2 Roman soldiers, that brings this pack to 11 peg dolls.)
I wanted to “label” these peg dolls separately from our larger set, and decided to make a special set of circles to decoupage on the bottom. These also go right on with Mod Podge. The cross stands for the Passion Set, and then the name (and feast day where applicable) of the person is also included. I’m planning on color coding all the rest of my sets this way in the future as well!
These are so fast to make, you can easily make them for your kids, nieces, nephews, and even your Godchildren!
Remember, it’s also all the figures you need for the Stations of the Cross!
What’s Included In The Printable Peg Dolls Download: The Passion Set
- 10 Saint peg doll downloads (11 if you want to make 2 Roman Soldiers): Last Supper Jesus, Crown of Thorns Jesus, Mary Mother of Jesus, St. Peter, St. Veronica, St. Longinus (Roman Soldier), Pontius Pilate, Weeping Woman of Jerusalem, Judas, Simon of Cyrene
- Labels for the bottom of the peg dolls.
- Step by step directions for each head you need to paint.
- Tips about how to paint, exactly what materials to use, and exactly how to be successful with decoupaging.
Supplies You’ll Need:
I go into more detail in the download about the supplies you need, but just so you have some idea before you get started, here’s the list of supplies I recommend:
- Acrylic Paint
- Pointy Paint Brush
- Foam Brush
- Black Sharpie Marker or Black Paint Pen
- Wooden Pegs-
- 3 and 9/16 inches tall, and 1 and 1/8 inches wide. These work with only the man shaped pegs, not the ones that bell out to look like dresses. Here is the exact link to where I order my pegs. There are 10 Saints in this pack, and you can buy the pegs in bags of 10 as well. (Again, if you want 2 Roman Soldiers you will need 11 pegs, BUT if you are ordering 20 pegs in anticipation of my Easter set, there will be Roman Soldiers there as well, so you really do only need 20.)
All of the photographs from this post are of dolls that have been decoupaged, not painted. Well, their heads are painted. I think you know what I mean. The point is, these really do look and feel painted, and my kids absolutely love them!
This download costs just $5, which turns out to be only .50 per Saint!
FAQ’s About My Printable Peg Dolls:
- Can I use these downloads with an ink jet printer? Won’t the Mod Podge smear the ink? In the directions in the download, it says that you’ll need to spray hair spray or a fixative on your paper before you Mod Podge it. Also, the less strokes and less “scrubbing” from the paint brush with the Mod Podge, the better. So once you have your initial layer on there and it dries, you’re good to go. A laser printer decoupages with no problems at all. This is in the directions in the actual download. Ya’ll know I’m pretty thorough when I give directions for my stuff- I promise it’s all in there.
- Can I use it with a different size of peg? Yes, you can! Monica from Equipping Catholic Families already made a much smaller set, and gives great directions for how you can, too!
- Won’t the decoupage smear? I got a Saint from a swap with something decoupaged, and it peeled right off. NO!!!! The decoupage doesn’t peel if it’s properly done, and I have good directions in the download to do it properly. It will hold up just as well as peg dolls that have been painted and sealed.
- When will you come out with more? Expect to see the Easter set in the next week with all the characters you need to assemble your own Resurrection set!
Be sure to check out my other set of Printable Peg Dolls: Saint That Go Together
Feel free to tell me what “set” you think should be next in the comments! My plan is to make all of them in sets of 10 that have a common theme, such as Eucharist related Saints, all different Marys, etc.
- Holy Week In Handprints– a book about holy week that is illustrated with your handprint paintings!
- All Of My Peg Doll Resources
- Lent Activities For Kids
- How To Build Jerusalem Out Of Blocks
- Easter Activities For Kids
- Printable Resurrection Set
- Stations of the Cross Resources For Kids
- Printable Stations of the Cross For Kids