My daughter and I have rediscovered paper dolls! There are some great paper doll sites on the web, as well as lots of books. These are great for learning hand eye co-ordination in younger kids and terrific for developing creativity in older girls. My daughter, 9, spent about 4 hours tonight drawing with pencil crayons making intricate patterns with pencil crayons. We did similar with crayons when she was 5. My best friend- who is a bit wacky, I admit (for fun she belongs to a yahoo slide rule list- and does slide rule problem as a way of relaxing!) is nuts about paper dolls. She finds really obscure ones and spends hours cutting them out.
The most famous paper doll site on he web I believe is Marilee’s Paper-dolls Page , Here you will something for everyone- I do find the page a bit difficult to navigate, however.
Here are some other fun sites:
Berenstain Bears Paper Dolls Good for younger children- in the 4-6 year old range.
Easter Paper Dolls A sweet bunny -just print and cut out this paper doll set.
This is a SUPERB paper doll website, http://tpettit.best.vwh.net/dolls/pd_scans/index.html, has things such as ,Marlo Thomas as That Girl , Sugar and Spike Pint-Size Pinups, Liddle Kiddles Paper Dolls,, Historical Paper Dolls by Helen Page , erin fairchilde paper dolls by Elaine Shants , Carmen Miranda by David Zurlin, Betsy McCall’s First 10 Years , Friends Around the World and Betsy Rose by Michel . The quality is top notch and is one of the best FREE paper doll sites on the Internet- you must visit!
Strawberry Shortcake’s Paper Doll Book Vector Art Strawberry Shortcake Strawberry Shortcake Greeting Cards
Greeting Card Index The Happy Elves Christmas Morning Centerpiece Tiffany at 15 Months
Some cute mod ones to print out here– great for tweens :
Rapunzel Paper Doll– Print and cut
Wood Nymph/Faery Paper Doll
Fairy Tale Witches Paper Doll
Vintage Look Paper dolls These are really cute! Sugar and Spice, and TONS more. Take a look at the huge variety of paper dolls here.
Animal Paper Doll Sets