This is an inexpensive activity that you can do with your granddaughters on a hot summer day.
(Or a hot spring day like we had yesterday. It sure would be nice if we had a gradual transition in the weather from cold to hot. A couple of weeks of 72 degree weather would be nice before we reached the delightfully sweltering stage . . .)
But I digress. Back to talking about paper dolls.
There are two reasons why paper dolls are great. First they are super inexpensive. You just need a printer and some paper. (If you don’t have a printer, you can download them to a thumb drive and take them to you local copy shop.)
Second, they can provide hours of fun. Little girls like dolls of all kinds — paper ones included.
Oh, and they can expand a little girl’s imagination. Especially the ones below that have different themes to them.
If your granddaughters do not live close by, you can print up some of these and mail them off — and it won’t be expensive to mail. You might want to print a couple up, send them, wait a week or two, and then send another set of paper dolls. That way, your far away granddaughters would get several fun packages in the mail from grandma.
Here’s a list of places you can find paper dolls. This should keep you and your granddaughters busy for a while!
- A gardening themed one
- An Easter one
- A winter holiday one
- Paper dolls by Issa Sarza.
- Princess paper dolls (Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, etc.) — these are just the princesses out of paper and really don’t have outfits to put on the dolls
- Little Miss Alice
- Nurse paper doll (from the mid-1900s)
- Shirley Temple
- An old fashioned girl
- The Gingham paper dolls
- Paper Doll Land: this has some terrific paper dolls: Ziegeld girls and their dancing partners, Marlo Thomas (remember her?). historical paper dolls, a Strawberry Shortcake paper doll
Hope you have loads of fun playing with paper dolls with your granddaugthers!