Paper dolls

Part 3 of my Creative Toy Play series is actually about paper, but this hectic week – just barely started – tells me I am not going to get to a full post until later in the week. Here's a little teaser. I saw these adorable illustrations on Flickr by Second Sister, who has a delightful blog, Suaviloquy, and saw a blog post by Valorie of Chocolate Covered Polka Dots, who made her paper dolls on magnet paper. Amazingly simple! 

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Just print them out on magnet paper and then color them in. Provide a cookie sheet so the magnets will stick. Oh, such fun. After M had played with them for awhile I started doodling and made her a couple of extra dresses, just to her specifications. (The color she requested? Pink, of course). 

I've been doing a lot of sketching and having so much fun with it. We have a few Japanese illustration books, which I love and am using as a guide to help refresh my rusty doodling skills. I used to draw and sketch all the time when I was younger – I'd forgotten how meditative it is. I'm excited to make more paper dolls, as well as other things. I have a million projects I want to do now, and not enough time!

Do you have any childhood hobbies that you've rediscovered as an adult? 

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5 thoughts on “Paper dolls

  1. Jennifer Margulis

    Where do I get magnet paper Christine? I’ve never even heard of that. Seems like a good idea.
    I used to make some clothes for my stuffies when I was little. That was one of my favorite craft activities. NOTHING like the amazing stuff your kids are making. But I was proud of myself for figuring out where Piglet’s arm holes should go.

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  2. ana @ i made it so

    these are very cute. i think i’m slowly rediscovering the things that brought me joy as a child…and sketching and doodling is definitely one of those things that i can lose myself in. i just wrote about that actually, and i agree with you, it is so meditative.
    i can relate to what another reader said, about so little time to do things. i honestly try and find a little time each day to those sort of things. it’s hard, with little ones, but so fulfilling when it happens.

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