Remember Paper Dolls?
Do you remember paper dolls? Do kids even play with them anymore?
When I was little, paper dolls came in lots of designs. I had a lot of them, but my favorites were the trolls and the Partridge Family – and yes, that tells you exactly what era I am from, doesn’t it?
Paper dolls were kept for rainy days, days when it was too cold to play outside, or sick days.
There was usually a large book and the dolls and then several sheets of clothing to carefully cut out. When the clothes were cut out, you usually kept them in the pockets built right in to the paper doll books.
You could change the clothes on paper dolls all day long. I am not sure what the big draw was about them, nor why they were so much fun, but everyone I knew had a set or two put away for a rainy day.
Well, I was wondering about paper dolls and, with the knowledge that you can find anything on the Internet, I began a search for real, honest to goodness, lovely little paper dolls.
Here are some sites I found just in case you want to introduce your child to the 2D world.
- Dora the Explorer
- A variety of paper dolls
- Historic Costumed paper dolls
- Marlo Thomas “That Girl” paper dolls from the late 60s
- Disney Princesses
I suspect that even in this intense age of technology, the fascination with paper dolls will continue. Next time you want to get your little ones off the xBox for awhile, hand them a few of these printed out and spend an afternoon creating with them.