Do you remember the little people? I am so sad that Fischer Price changed the look of the little people. My sister and I spent hours, hours, playing with our little people. We had the house and the camper. The camper had a canoe on top that was a coveted item.
The newer little people are much fancier. They have arms.
But I've never really liked fancy toys. I'm much more interested in sturdy. And imagination inspiring.
I wanted Amelie to have some little people. But I didn't want to pay for vintage ones. So I decided to make my own. Handmade is always better anyway!
This project cost me about five dollars. You can buy the wooden dolls here on Etsy or there are also a lot of other sources online. They aren't hard to paint. I just used the acrylic paint I had in my studio. You can be as fancy or simple as you like. I gave them a clear gloss coat to set the paint.
I hope she loves them like I loved my little people. I plan to keep adding to her collection. Maybe throw a few boys in there.
If you paint your own little people, let me know! I'd love to see them.