Let your little girl have some quiet time with their favorite princess with these Princess paper dolls. Dolls are velcroed and easily put away for quiet activity time.
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and before you know it your down a rabbit hole that you have no idea how you got to.
I did that the other day and stumbled across the most beautiful paper doll Facebook page. Paper Dolls by Cory. He creates these fun paper dolls and outfits for them and then just posts them for the world to enjoy.
They always have a little trouble being revenant during church so these should be the perfect quiet time activity. Plus, I made them so they were self contained and could fit in a quiet book inside their church bag.
I selected the Elsa, Anna, and Ariel dolls from Paper Dolls by xxx. Those are my nieces favorite “princesses” right now. So I printed those dolls and their dresses. (Total props to all the moms who painstakingly cut paper dolls out for their daughters for years. Wow!)
I went online and searched for a picture of Elsa’s ice castle and Eric’s castle by the sea. I resized the picture I found to be 6x9 inches. Then printed them so they would fit on 6x9 inch clasp envelops.
I wanted these dolls to be durable and self contained so not as many pieces would get ruined in their “quiet” play. So I put a little bit of glue to hold Elsa to get ice palace and ran the picture though my xyron using the laminate and adhesive cartridge.
This allowed me to stick the castle and paper doll to the front of the envelope
Each of the doll dresses were cut out without the tabs (and a few fingers).
When all were cut out, I placed a little bit of velcro to the front of the dolls. I did find that it the velcro needed some extra glue since the sticky part didn’t want to stay to the laminate when I pulled one of the dresses off.
Then o added the other side of the velcro to the side stuck to the doll and peeled the sticky tabs off. I lined up the dress and pressed so the velcro would stick in the perfect spot for the dress.
Now the girls can change dresses out with the velcro keeping the dolls in style. When they are done, they can put the dresses inside the envelope and drop in their church bag for next week.
I’m super excited to give the princess paper dolls to the girls this weekend and hope they love them... for at least a whole 15 minutes.
Go check out Cory's paper dolls and see all the fun designs. Then try and choose one for the little girl in your life!
Very fun. Visiting you from the good random fun link up. laurensparks.netReplyDelete
Such a fun idea! My daughter is not quite ready for this, but I remember loving doing this as a kid and can't wait till she is! I'm going to pin it for later! Blessings, LoniReplyDelete
Oh I used to love paper dolls when I was a child. When I would visit my grandmother, we would walk to the five and dime across the street from her house and she would always let me get a paper doll book. I would sit for hours trying to get their clothes to stay in place with those little fold over tab things. How much better they would have worked with velcro! I also used to make my own paper dolls with fashion plates, too! Thanks for bringing back some pretty great memories for me!ReplyDelete
I can recall playing with paper dolls with my sister for hours at a time.. what great memories so glad to see they are still availableReplyDelete
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