Making paper dolls is a fun and easy craft to do with your child, and once they've mastered the technique, it's easy for your child to add their own personal flair to the dolls. Use crayons, markers or glitter pens to make the paper dolls even more stylish, and then string them up across a window or wall in your child's room. Using different types of paper, like parchment or rice paper, is another great way to add to their charm.
Fold the paper accordion-style by folding it over approximately 3 inches from the edge, then flip the paper over and fold again. Repeat until you've folded the entire paper.
Draw a doll figure onto the top portion of the paper, making sure the hands extend past the fold of the paper. You can also use a template to trace the figure onto your paper.
Cut along the outline of the figure. Make sure to leave the hand area connected on the folded edges of the paper.
Unfold your paper to reveal the paper dolls holding hands.
More folds will result in more dolls. Try using different sizes of paper for variety.
Tips and warnings
- More folds will result in more dolls.
- Try using different sizes of paper for variety.