You can easily make your own paper dolls along with clothing and accessories to go with them. These printable templates are simple black and white -- perfect for personalization. Print and decorate them as you please, or, if you prefer, colorize and decorate them using your favorite graphics program on your computer. You can also print out the desired items and use them as a pattern to create felt, craft foam, or fabric dolls. The possibilities are endless!
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When you print out your paper doll body, you have a few options. You can use a variety of colored cardstock, print out the desired templates on magnet sheets, or even use printer sticker sheets. Color in your doll body and make facial and other features using crayon, markers, or whatever method you prefer. Consider using yarn or embroidery floss for hair, or make wigs using felt scraps. Another idea is to make paper dolls that look like you and your friends by using photos. If you use card stock or regular paper, you might want to glue your paper doll onto a lightweight cardboard base to make it sturdier. To protect your finished dolls, laminate or cover them with clear contact paper.
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Here are almost two dozen fun dress designs you can download and decorate for your paper dolls.
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If your paper doll needs a winter coat or a rain slicker, check out these templates. Dress up a winter coat by gluing a little fake fur trim around the collar and sleeves, and don't forget to decorate a cap and boots to match. If you want the rain jacket to have a 'slick' look, try painting it with a few thin coats of shiny, dimensional fabric paint or use stained glass paint.
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Once you make special outfits for your paper doll, why not create some matching accessories? Your paper doll will look fashionable in snazzy sandals, a cowboy hat, and even a tote bag.