|One Pearl Button's Magnetic Paper Dolls|
But of course these do not have to be magnetic. Just printing the dolls on good strong paper would make an excellent gift. Especially for older children - then they get the fun of the cutting out as well.
And when I went looking for paper dolls I found there are many amazing ones out there ready for printing out - everything from anime cartoon characters to Jane Austen characters! And even Sonia Delaunay inspired paper dolls!
Here are some links:
Teri's Paper Doll scans.
Friends around the World
I chose "That Girl" because we used to love the show and I wanted to make these for one of my sisters.
I also made the Ginghams and Betty McCall's fifties dolls (Although I enlarged these ones before printing)
Here are my tips so you can learn from my mistakes!
1. Make sure you have printed the right costumes for your doll - there were several "That Girls" to choose from and only some outfits fit the one I chose. Oops!
2.Cut your paper shape out first not quite to the line. This way you have an easier time sticking it down on the self adhesive magnetic sheet - because once it is stuck...well...it's stuck! Trim it after you stick.