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I had to share this because it is just plain charming….I can’t decide which one I like the most because they’re all so nifty.  My daughter is very proud of the mergirl in particular:image2

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A friend shows off the clothes she made herself for her DIY-doll

For me, most of the allure of paper dolls is the endlessly entertaining, very economical and quite simple process of making clothes for the dolls.  I don’t much care even if the clothes turn out great; I just plain really enjoy making wee little garments with lots of tabs. 

Oh how I love it!  I eyeball catalogues and look for styles of clothes that are easy to make.  I save bits and pieces of pretty candy wrappers for little doll belts.  My children spill glitter, there’s glue dried on the kitchen table and chairs, our black markers all have blunt tips ….I even treated myself to special titanium blade scissors…..all for the love of making our own paper doll clothes.

Here is an instructional file to get you started:
Whether you’re making clothes for the DIY-doll in the illustrations or for another type of paper doll, the process is the same.  Have fun!
Do-it-yourself paper doll, full color print
Do-it-yourself paper doll, full color print

The files you will need to make this paper doll:

For the doll body and original heads, 2 print on one sheet:
And the optional doll heads (glue over the existing head on doll):  dolly_options_color_heads 
Clothes for the doll:  dolly_options_color_clothes
And more clothes, including headbands and hats (may want to have longer tabs on the head gear):   dolly_options_color_clothes2
Introducing Jenna the Jubilant Elephant Free Paper Doll

Introducing Jenna the Jubilant Elephant Free Paper Doll

And the pdf file for Jenna:  1presentation_jenna_pdf

 

Jenna Elephant is another free paper doll that is part of the Catherine Cat and friends series.  Silly and ginormous, Jenna has several outfites that co-ordinate with her friends….I also encourage you to make your own clothes for Jenna.  Have fun!  -LSW

Why the heck not?  -LSW

Tim the Great Green Groovy Turtle Paper Doll Plays is a Punk Rocker and goes to Ren Faires preview jpg

Tim the Great Green Groovy Turtle Paper Doll Plays is a Punk Rocker and goes to Ren Faires preview jpg

The corresponding pdf file for download:  tim_punk_robinhood_pdf

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My dearest Robin, if you read this, I know that this particualar costume agenda for Tim Turtle will make you laugh……..

I wanted to give him a nose piercing for the punk get-up,but the mohawk was enough to set my girls to loud repeated complaints.