DIY Paper Dolls (with Free Printables!)

I know I can’t be the only person that played with paper dolls as a kid … I loved that you could change all their outfits and make up stories for them like you can with “real” dolls and (from a parent’s perspective now) it’s great that they are a toy that can easily be packed or stored away as they don’t take up much space. With us being in the midst of the holiday season, we partnered with our friends at Canon USA to create some printable paper dolls so you can make your own set at home—such a great gift!

Canon PIXMA G6020 Wireless MegaTank Printer
-sturdy card stock or photo paper (or this Canon Magnetic Photo Paper MG-101 would be another fun alternative!)
Paper Dolls Printable (right click to download)

OK, these steps are pretty easy, guys! First, print out your printable pages onto thick card stock or matte photo paper. I used the Canon PIXMA G6020 Wireless MegaTank printer for this project—its ink capacity is amazing! Being able to print at home is a huge time saver and that’s something we can all appreciate, especially around the holidays! Use your scissors (or X-Acto knife!) to cut out your dolls and accessories. If gifting, place them all into a box or folder for storage and let the dress up begin!

How sweet are those!? I think paper dolls have a wide range of ages, but I may wait another year to let my wild toddler have a go at these cuties. Thankfully, they will store well, so they’ll be ready when she is! You could also print these on Canon Magnetic Photo Paper MG-101 (cut off the tabs on the clothing) and use them on your fridge or a magnet board! I love that I could print these from my home and they can be an easy gift to print off anytime of the year you need a cute gift for a kiddo. What do you think, will these dolls make it onto your gifting list this year? xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Graphic Design: Mara Dockery. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.

  • Thank You for making download easy and painless!!! I have no clue why other sites making it nearly impossible.

  • Hi, using the dolls in interactive morning meeting notebooks for an Elementary SPED class to practice appropriate dress for weather situations. Making other weather appropriate clothing to accompany dolls and using velcro dots for attaching to lamenated doll page.

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    I cannot get to the download to print the paperdolls !
    Can it be sent to me in a email?
    Thank you

  • These are so great!! I LOVED paper dolls as a kid and love that you are bringing them back! Maybe you could design some clothes that were blank (just outlines of the clothes on white paper) so kids could color their own clothes for the dolls. I remember I loved doing that as a kid!

  • So cute! Love the minimalist style of the dolls! ❤️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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