Handmade Gift Ideas

handmade gift ideas for kids and adults from lilblueboo.comPhoto by Olivia’s Ultimate.

Still searching for a handmade gift idea to give this holiday season? We have rounded up some Lil Blue Boo tutorials and free downloads along with several awesome products from our digital contributors that would make great gifts for kids and adults!

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DIY Superhero and Boy Peg Dolls (A Tutorial and Download)

DIY superhero peg dolls with free download via lilblueboo.com

You asked for it! The boy-version of the Box o’ Princesses: Boy-Ville! It’s a combination of a pirate ship, a superhero headquarters, and a medieval knight. There is something to appeal to any boy…or even a girl!

Note: A few people had a hard time finding the wood dolls from the last tutorial….I found a source online at CraftParts.com but I’m sure there are many out there!


Handpainted superhero peg doll tutorial with free download via lilblueboo.com

Stephanie Corfee created the adorable printable background and I painted the wood dolls to match. (See the full tutorial on painting the dolls). I used double sided tape to make the little sword stick.


DIY Princess and Super Hero Peg Doll Valentines or Gifts via lilblueboo.com

Instead of a box like I used for the princesses, I used a metal tin that I purchased at the craft store.


I used the same spray adhesive to attach the “boyville” graphic:


Paint Pirate or Superhero peg doll  via lilblueboo.com

Can you spot the “diesel” inspired doggie in the background?


Paint Superman and Spiderman peg doll  via lilblueboo.com


You can customize the wooden dolls however you want and make them as detailed or simple as you like depending on your painting skill. Just remember….small brushes are your friend!


Click the image below to download Stephanie Corfee’s free graphic download:


Free superhero PDF peg doll download via lilblueboo.com

Make sure to visit the original tutorial for all the details!


DIY Princess and Super Hero Peg Doll Valentines or Gifts via lilblueboo.com