pirates & mermaids

This morning I was at the library with a group of children and their parents making peg dolls. The theme was pirates & mermaids, and the enthusiasm of the gathered group was fun and exciting. Some families were so immersed that they sat at the craft tables for nearly two hours.  As you can see, the results of everyone's creativity was delightful.

Note: I believe it is very important to properly credit the work of all artists; however, due to privacy issues, I don't show faces or list names of children whose work I sometimes feature on my blog.  Please know that it is not out of lack of respect when I refrain from naming each individual artist, but out of consideration for their privacy.


  1. I love that you do things with children. These are adorable! It is so important for kids to express themselves through art, I think. I homeschooled my two and I loved that their floor sparkled with glitter and they had paint on their clothes and marker on their fingers. This must have been so much fun, and now they will go off wanting to do more!

  2. So cute. Pirate peg dolls are my favorite. I now and again display my student's work on my blog, but I don't give their names or pictures either.

  3. Love these! You just might see a Pirate/Mermaid theme in my after school class pictures this fall!


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