I have People

Okay. Try not to laugh, but these are my people:

My Wooden People

I bought these wooden unfinished people with eggs back in March from here. (BTW- I could do some major damage in that store. I’d love to get a ton of these too.) I was all excited when I got these and wanted to try my hand at a new craft- painting. I can’t draw, paint or sculpt, but I wanted to try. How in the heck do people make such fine lines neatly?! I’ve always held artists in high regard because they can look at something and replicate it. It blows my mind.

Close-up Mommy

Anyway. I primed all the eggs and people because the kids will be playing with these for years to come and I didn’t want the paint peeling or chipping off. I painted everything with some non-fancy acrylic paint, but man there were many, many coats involved with alot of drying time in between.

Everything was painted a while ago, but I still need to get the right amount of finish on them. Again, it takes alot! I used the spray-on lacquer, but ran out quickly. My dad just informed me that in order to get that high-gloss, glass-like look you have to spray, sand lightly and spray again. You have to repeat these steps over and over again until you get the finish you like.

My Painted Eggs

Needless to say, I stopped after I used up the can and never sanded between coats. They’ve been sitting in a box for months, but since the weather’s finally turning around here, I think I’ll get ‘er done.

If you want to see some much better ones, check out these and this lady’s who inspired me to try this in the first place.


12 responses to this post.

  1. I love them. So much better than nasty plastic ones, or worse yet, real eggs. (In my book ;))

    My kids would love making these, with supervision of course.

    Have a great weekend.


  2. These pictures make me happy. Thanks!


  3. Posted by Fini on May 31, 2008 at 10:42 am

    what do you mean laugh…those are so cute. I want to try and make some when we come out!


  4. They came out really well. I have some of those which I planned to paint, but I have commitment issues and need to wait to get up the courage…


  5. your people rock! i showed the photo to my 10yo, and he declared he had to paint people too, then walked off mumbling to himself about all the people he’d need.


  6. Posted by seemommysew on June 2, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    cute people! You’ve been tagged 🙂


  7. I love your people. I wish I had some people like that. I will put people on my long list of things to make.


  8. I love that they remind me of the Fisher Price little people from my childhood. Nicely done!


  9. They are precious. I’m sure they would make a little person very happy.


  10. Posted by hogwartshomeschool on June 26, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    an update to my earlier comment – 20 large & 20 small people are on their way to my belfry as i type! thank you again for the inspiration.


  11. Very cute little people!


  12. Posted by Abby on August 17, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Hello, I hope you’ll have time to respond – I am in search of these very wooden people I was hoping for a brand name to search online in case I cannot find them locally. Thank you

    P.S. Any suggestions on how to find them is welcome.


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