When I would go to Hobby Lobby and buy peg people. I didn't pay attention to how many bags I actually got. I would go through out the months and just pick up a bag. I never kept track or anything, but by the time I was ready to paint them I had 32 pegs for a nativity that just needed eight. So since my kids loved playing with the nativity pegs I decided I would paint them some pegs for them. They are for Christmas but here are some of the mermaid pegs for my daughters.
I have also tried to use the enamel paints from Folkart. They are in the same sections as the regular acrylic paints at the craft store.