DIY paper doll templates

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I spent hours playing with my paper dolls as a child. I would use an old pair of blunt ended nail scissors to carefully snip dozens of little outfits out of paper doll books and then dress them with complicated dramas playing out in my mind.

I have made two pages of blank templates for a paper doll and her clothes. All you need to do is download and print them off. You may need to help your kids snip them out and then they are ready to be decorated and dressed in extraordinary combinations. You can see AJ and my interpretations in the photo above.

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The main figure (top left) would work best printed or stuck onto sturdy card stock so it doesn’t flop around annoyingly. I have included such fun features as an 80s bubble skirt, a bear costume and a tiara.

8 Responses to “DIY paper doll templates”

  1. Melanie

    Love these – I adored them as a kid too. I had an a while ago to print some onto printable magnetic ‘paper’… I might just have to go and find some of that now.

  2. Ellen

    What a great idea. My daughter is only 9 mons., but I put them in a “save for later” folder- I loved them so much as a kid. I love AJs doll too!

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  5. ashley

    These are amazing! I “dressed” them with some digital scrapbook kits and my daughters love them!

  6. Alison

    Thank you so much! Winter is starting to feel very long, especially as my daughter learned about climbing out of her big girl bed and canceling her nap! I have a feeling I will be trying out a lot of two year old activities…

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