Thursday, September 24, 2009

Our Saint Lineup--Edited


Sts. Agnes, Augustine, Ann, Bernadette, Cecilia, Clare, Dominic, Elizabeth Ann Seton, and Our Lady of the Rosary. I'm having so much fun painting these!

Edited to explain this project: With our Alphabet Path program this year, we study a saint each week, one for each letter. The lesson plans include ideas to create felt saints. But after seeing Jessica's Alphabet of Saints, I thought this would be a really fun project and something that the kids could play with for a long time. I bought the wooden peg people from Woodworks Ltd. who seemed to have the best prices, and are also located in Texas so I received them in one day!

I also loved this post where Jessica's children played with their saints in their Melissa & Doug wooden castle. I've considered getting rid of our various plastic dollhouses and getting something like this. But for now they like playing with the saints in the Little People house, and I'm having so much fun doing the painting!

Edit #2 with a better photo. Would you buy these if I took orders for special saints? They're 2.5 inches tall and still need a clear sealing (so they'll be a little shinier).

13 comments:

Jessica said...

Your little saints are turning out darling!! Aren't they fun to make!?!

Lindsey said...

Cool! Is there some story behind why you are doing these and where you got the idea?

kelly said...

*That* is really cool!

Blair said...

I'll edit to explain, Lindsey!

Lillian said...

Oh, Blair! I love your little people saints!! I wish I was more talented. Are they hard to paint?

Colleen said...

They are so adorable! You are so talented!

Gae said...

How lovely.
i am just about to start mine. I am deciding whether to paint them or dress in felt?????? Hm I like both types.
God Bless

Lerin said...

So cute!

Lerin said...

So cute!

Lillian said...

Yes!!! Yes!!! I would order them from you!! In a heartbeat! And I LOVE how they don't have mouths and would special request that. Are you taking orders today?

Really?

;-)

Kate Wicker @ Momopoly said...

Love these. Quick question for you: What type of paint works best on the wood? Sorry if this is obvious, but I'm not nearly as artistic as you. My daughter loves art, so I'm trying be more adventurous with our crafts/art projects.

Thanks, Blair!

Blair said...

Kate, I just used regular acrylic craft paints, which you can find at Michael's or even Walmart. I also bought a clear spray sealer, which I've only used on one of them so far. A few coats should give it a glossy look.

Lillian, I'm second guessing my thoughts about selling these because I'm not sure they'd be worth my time. Plus the fact that I can really only do them when SJ is sleeping. I'll keep you posted and maybe at least do a little set for you and Veronica!

Josette Urgino said...

They're so adorable! What size pegs do you use?

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