Monday, August 29, 2016

Printable Quiet Book- Paper Dolls


Today I am sharing the fourth post in the Printable Quiet Book Series. These cute little paper dolls are a fun activity for any little one. There is a full set that is already full of life and color and then a blank set that is just waiting for your little artist to add their take to. 

These dolls are my very favorite part of the printable quiet book series and the best is still yet to come later this week. Look for more clothes and doll add ons throughout the week. 

From the first post: When our first daughter was little, I painstakingly made a felt quiet book. I spent hours cutting out pieces and hand embroidering, it took me months. My daughter loved it and played with it often, but I always wished it was easier to add pages to it. I wanted to add new pieces and new pages, but it seemed like a daunting task. 

Our second daughter is just at the age now where I am wishing for a quiet book again. When I started saving ideas and thinking about what I wanted to do for her book, I realized that a printable quiet book would be so much easier. It would be perfect for people who don't think of themselves as crafty and it would be easy to add more pages to if I wanted to later. So the printable quiet book was born. 

Between my husband and I, we have finally completed the book and I am in love with it. There are paper dolls and play sets and all sort of amazing that doesn't take more than some printing and cutting. 



You will need:
  • The Printables at the end of this post
  • Scissors and crayons (if you are printing the blank ones)
  • magnet strips, velcro or small piece of felt
  • a glue gun
  • a Laminator and Laminating sheets (I love my Scotch Laminator)


Print both the clothes and the figures. Cut out the figures and then laminate the clothes, hair, shoes and dolls. There are several ways you can make the clothes stick to the figures. You can add small squares of felt to the back of each figure and several squares on the background. You can also use velcro squares instead of felt. I prefer to use magnet tape on the doll and the clothes.



After you cut out and laminate the hair pieces. Use a small dab of hot glue to secure the bangs to the back of the hair. You want to use just a small dab so that you can actually slide the doll in between the front and back piece. That way you don't have to use magnets to hold the hair on. 


These little dolls don't have a page to belong to in the quiet book yet, but they will later in the week. Check back for pages that you can add to your quiet book for these dolls. 


Check out the other pages of the quiet book here:

 Mouse Threading Page 
Alien Space Page
Ocean Animals Page

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Paper Doll Clothes Blank
Paper Doll Clothes Colored In
Dolls

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26 comments:

Karen Morse said...

Aw...these are so adorable and I love paper dolls! Something about the simplicity of them and the million ways to be creative with them that always draws me to them!

Terri Steffes said...

When I was a little girl, paper dolls were one of my favorite things to play with. My grandmother used to make clothes for me out of wallpaper scraps.

Rebecca Bryant said...

I remember as a kid playing with paper dolls. they were my go to toy.

Rachel Langer said...

These paper dolls are so sweet! I don't remember playing with paper dolls when I was little. I would have loved these!

Dogvills said...

These are so cute and I'm sure these paper dolls will keep the twins busy! They love paper dolls!

Taylor Mobley said...

I loved paper dolls as a little girl! These are so precious.

Charlotte TheMummyToolbox said...

These are so sweet, and definitely something that my little chap would be interested in ! I love frugal craft ideas like these they always promote great imagination from the kids!

ana de jesus said...

I used to have something similar as a kid and it was always so much fun cutting out clothes for them. It is great to let your imagination run wild!

Wendy said...

As a child I spent hours and hours playing paper dolls. I can remember my mother making them for me from old pattern books. This is so fun!

Amanda Love said...

This definitely takes me back to my childhood. It would be nice to introduce paperdolls to my daughter. I think she'll find it exciting! Thanks for the printables!

blythe32 said...

These are adorable. I would love to make try this out next time I'm visiting my nieces. I know they would have so much fun playing with paper dolls.

Louise Bishop said...

My niece would adore these! She's all about dolls right now and would enjoy helping make them!

Mandy Carter said...

This brings back childhood memories. I loved playing paper dolls with my mom until my brother would come blow them away like a "tornado"!

Yvonne Sowell said...

I'm making a Quiet Book for my son right now too. But I'm using a glue gun over hand embroidering other for some key pieces. Even that is taking forever. I'm thinking of attaching the pages to a binder ring, so I could add and remove pages along the way.

Robin Rue said...

This looks like such a fun project! I would love to do this.

Krystle Cook said...

I loved playing paper dolls when I was little. This looks like it would be a great experience.

Reesa Lewandowski said...

I would love to share this with my daughter. Looks awesome!

Unknown said...

These are precious! I don't have any little girls in my life right now but I know some grown ups that would love this just as much, if not for any other reason than to reflect on our childhood.

Stacey said...

My daughters loved playing with paper dolls when they were younger. How awesome that you also added blank ones so each child can add their own touch to their dolls!

Hil'Lesha O'Nan said...

How adorable! My daughter is now at that age where she will enjoy paper dolls more. :)

CourtneyLynne said...

How cute are these paper dolls?!?! When I was a kid I was obsessed with paper dolls. I bet my daughter would love these!!

Tabitha said...

What a sweet idea! I love love love the quiet book idea! What a great little craft and I bet little girls love it!

Amanda Steelman said...

I remember having paper dolls as a child and I loved them! These are so cute. I want to make them so I can play with them!

Heather said...

This is such a great idea! I used to love paper dolls growing up. I will definitely be doing this for my daughter.

Dee M said...

These look like so much fun.Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday. :)

Jamie Tomkins said...

How fun!! What a great way to have a great time, and make things how you want them! :) Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

 
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