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.

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