Start with this style clothespin. Paint whatever color pants and shoes.
Next, add a shirt and any details to the clothing you want and hair. I have the shirt end just over the curve so that it looks like shoulders.
Next comes the face. *I recommend using a fine tip brush for the face and clothing details.
Finally, you will seal them with any wood sealer. Most dry quickly which is a good thing as your kids won't want to wait to play with these!
I made boys and girls and experimented with different hair and skin colors, hair styles, and various clothing colors. I think my kids like the variety.