Today we’re getting girly with Paper Dolls!
Paper dolls are a classic crafty toy that any kid should get a kick out of –especially on a day when you can’t play outside.
All the dolls featured in this collection are great for kids excited about fashion and playing dressup! Some of the designs can be colored, while others come ready to go off your printer!
Younger kids might need cutting help with the more detailed designs we’ve found.
For best results, print your creations on cardstock or (if you’re not coloring) photo paper. No one wants to go to all that trouble of cutting out your doll only to have it tear the first day!
Seven awesome sites to find paper dolls for kids of all ages! We've found simple templates you can color yourself and more complex dolls for tweens and future fashion designers.
Printable Paper Doll and Kids Activity
Jen over at 100 Direction's has a nice modern paper doll who's totally cute and customizable! The doll even has a blank face so you can give her whatever expression you like. Great for all ages.
Paper Thin Personas
Paper Thin Personas is a blog completely dedicated to paper dolls. Her line of Marisole dolls and friends are so incredibly creative! Each doll holds the same pose so you can swap out the dresses, which range from modern, vintage, punk rock, princess, warrior armor and everything in between. The dolls are from several ethnic backgrounds with super cute hair -- these are great for tween artists interested in fashion.
DIY Basic Paper Dolls
Here's a set of really simple dolls, will complete directions on how to make them work using photographic paper. Their simple shapes make these easy to cut out.
Casual Clothing with Accessories for a Girl Paper Doll
This simple paper doll is great for younger kids and prints out in full color. Just cut out and play.
Six Beautiful Dresses for a Cute African American Girl Paper Doll
Here's a full color paper doll with beautiful frilly dresses. The doll is great for younger kids, but the dresses might need some cutting help to get all the ruffles.
A cute collection of teddy bears to dress up! Warning, the site is Danish, so click that Google Translate button when you visit.
Make Your Own Printable Paper Dolls, Clothes, and Accessories
Want something more open ended? Here's a simple doll template that your kid can cut out and color. The doll is blank so your artist can add a custom face and hair.