Priest Peg Dolls

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St. John Vianney’s feast day is coming up on August 4, and he is the patron saint of priests. So I thought it would be the perfect time to make some little priest peg dolls! You can also make one that looks like your priest, and give it to him as a gift. (Or use them as a gift for a Catholic child). Use them to teach about liturgical colors, or about holy orders. The fun possibilities are endless! 🙂

Priest peg dolls lined up in different colored robes

To make priest peg dolls yourself, get a bag of “Doll Pins” from Michael’s or similar craft store, along with some acrylic craft paint, and assorted colors of felt.

Paints paint brushes and doll pins

Start by painting them black with a little white square for a collar, and paint in their skin and hair your desired color. You can either put on the face with paint, or use sharpie markers. After painting them, seal with mod podge or whatever your favorite sealer is.

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Painting the doll pins base

To make their clothes from felt, cut the pieces in these shapes. You can use yellow felt, glitter glue, ribbon, or whatever you want to add decoration to the vestiments.

Felt cutouts of robe and stole with priest peg doll base
Red robe felt cutout and red deacon's cap cutout next to peg doll

Attach the vestiments with hot glue, and your priests are ready to go celebrate mass!

Lineup of finished peg dolls

I love to take these in the baby bag to keep toddlers occupied during mass. This is a great toy for younger kids, or a great craft for older kids to do themselves! 🙂 Happy Catholic crafting!

Finished Priest Peg Dolls


  1. those are awesome!

  2. so wonderful….once again your crafts inspire me!

  3. Love these! And they even look easy enough for people like me:) Thanks and God Bless!

  4. Kathleen's Catholic says

    You did it again! These are awesome!