Who loves paper dolls? ME! I guess there will always be a 5 year old living inside my heart that loves to color and play!
These paper dolls were actually created for the little girls in my life, but honestly, I play with them more than they do!
Sending a huge "THANK YOU" to Rachel at Imagine Gnats where this idea began!
Not only does Imagine Gnats offer sewing tutorials and patterns, Rachel also has a FREE Paper Doll Printable! How cute are these?! Just print and color them as you like! This one is printed on manila card stock and I used colored pencils. Of course, there are lots of options on how to customize them. Markers, stickers, crayons, water paint, glitter, buttons, you name it! ;-)
When I was a little girl, I had paper dolls, but they always ended up getting torn, creased and lost. These are so darling, I wanted to protect them. Where would my dolls be safe but accessible? Maybe the refrigerator?
There was a collection of hodge podge magnets on the side of my fridge, currently not doing anything. The lazy things! ;-)
Those lazy magnets were cut to size and attached to the back of the pretty paper dolls and adorable wearables with a regular glue stick for paper.
I love them!
Lil Fashionista calls freckles "Polka Dots". I thought it would be sweet to have a Polka Dot doll, so one set was printed on beige polka dot card stock! Don't you love how the dots show through the colored pencil? The cut out clothes were also used as templates to create even more items with scrap book paper! They need patriotic outfits for June and July, right? ;-)
Just as I was finishing this project, you won't believe what happened!
Rachel posted more FREE Printable Paper Dolls! WOO HOO! I need a bigger refrigerator!
Edit: Here is proof that I share! ;-) Lil Fashionista likes to dress the polka dot doll first.