I have been thinking about new ways to entertain Savannah. She’s two and sometimes just needs something new to occupy her attention for the next 15 10 5 minutes. I had an interesting idea the other day, paper dolls. Paper and a two year old don’t always mix well… what could be used thats stronger than paper? Magnets! I have seen some really cool magnet paper dolls, but I am kind of picky and I don’t know where to look to find them.
First draft on the computer. So far so good. I hoped they would work once printed and cut out, but they looked so pretty on the computer. I ended up scanning in my pictures and putting them into paint to color them in. After that I copied them back into word where I could put them all for easier printing and making sure they would fit the doll.
I love how the back of each dress is a complete magnet, I’ve read reviews where if done otherwise they do not work as well.
I wanted the doll to have a permanent home so I used mod-podge to attach the doll to a metal plate.
In the end, this turned out wonderful! I cannot find paper dolls like these anywhere else, and my sweet princess loves them. The nicest part, if a dress rips all I have to do is print a new one.
I had such fun making these dolls if you would like to download my dolls and print them for yourself, you can do so here. Enjoy!
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