D is for Dolls

This week we are continuing with the #ABC123Challenge hosted by Karen from Two Tiny Hands and delighted to bring you our interpretation of the letter d. My girls have many things they like beginning with d such as rubber ducks and eldest sometimes creates her own den using her table and a few cushions placed underneath. The one thing that springs to mind that they both thoroughly enjoy doing though is playing with dolls. While my eldest has expressed interest in her dolls house being in her new bedroom once it's finished my youngest loves to play with dolls both at home and toddler group. 

D is for Dolls

We have discovered that there are also numerous books featuring dolls such as Julia Donaldson's book The Paper Dolls as pictured above. This book is one of many of the authors pieces of work that we own.  I think it may be one of the lesser well known of her books. It talks about how one girl creates a set of paper dolls with her mother. I won't tell you what happens next as I don't want to spoil it for those who've yet to read it.  

D is for Dolls

To Create This Handmade Paper Doll Bunting You Will Need:

  • Paper of various colours
  • Scissors
  • adhesive e.g. glue or double sided tape



D is for Dolls


Now for the Fun Part

Grab a piece of paper and fold it to create a concertina shape. Then draw out your doll design. Cut out the design and fold out your bunting. I think eldest thought this was magical. Then cut out little pieces of coloured paper. I've collected a lot of scrapbook/memory book keeping papers over the years so we used a few of these. I soon discovered that by cutting little rectangles and adding a little double sided tape it made it easy for little hands to stick the clothing on.


D is for Dolls



Once my daughter had stuck the clothing down I carefully cut around the doll shape and the piece of clothing appeared. We kept going till all the dolls were fully clothed. We stopped here due to the fact that we made our dolls out of sticker paper from my daughters sticker album she'd pulled apart and I had no sticker eyes to put on. However, if you use normal paper then it would be even easier to do the features by drawing them on.

Why don't you join us in making paper dolls. We'd love to see your makes.




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Comments

  1. This looks like a great craft activity to try with little ones. Im sure it will come in useful for a lot of parents with the awful weather we have in store this week. #bigpinklink

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  2. I like the paper dolls. I played with them as a child. Your little craft is really cute! #MMBC

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  3. We love love love this book! We made our own paper dolls recently but used crayons to draw on the clothes :) Dee got bored pretty quickly!!

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  4. I used to spend hours making these with my Granny. Fond childhood memories. #bigpinklink

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  5. What a fun craft activity - loving keeping up with this challenge #MMBC

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  6. I love this idea and making them outfits, I even remember making paper dolls when I was in school. So cute! Thanks for joining in with #mg this week

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  7. I used to love doing these when I was younger, but I always messed one little bit up eeek!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

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  8. These are fab, I'll be making them with my girls later! #triumphanttales

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  9. Such a cute idea. I had never thought about doing this before! :) x

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  10. Oh I really really love this idea. How gorgeous! I always think it's so wonderful when you can bring a book to life like that. Thanks for linking up with the #bigpinklink this week!

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  11. This is such a cute idea! I'm tagging this so I can do it with my nieces on their next visit. #GlobalBlogging

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  12. The Paper Dolls! We LOVE this book. When we first got it, Little Button would spend days making her own paper dolls and giving them hilarious names. I think it's definitely time to bring this book out again. Thanks so much for sharing with the #DreamTeam linky xx

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  13. These take me back to my childhood. I can’t actually believe I’ve never made these with my kids, I’ll have to remedy that.
    Thank you for joining #FamilyFunLinky x

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  14. Great idea here and love that book- it is so moving! Thanks for sharing #makeitlinky

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  15. What a lovely idea, the bunting looks lovely! And the book sounds interesting too :-) x
    MMBC

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  16. Great idea for a quick but creative craft #dreamteam

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  17. We love PaperDolls books. This is such a great idea. Will give it a go with A. xx #makeitlinky

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  18. One of our favourite books and such a fun activity to go with it #KLTR

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  19. Aww this is such a sweet activity! I used to make these all the time when I was younger! Also, I just ordered that book for my little ones because I've heard it's lovely (but sad?) Thank you for linking up! #MakeItLinky

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  20. I love that you make awesome little crafts/ activity ideas to go alongside your books. It's so what I would do too! The paper dolls is simple but really effective!

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  21. Another really fab idea, I think I need to get a bit more inventive with my children's crafts. #KLTR

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  22. I used to enjoy doing these when I was little. What a fun (and easy to pull together!!) craft!

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