[Surfnetkids: 30 Jan 2013] Paper Dolls

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#1. January 30, 2013

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

Today’s paper doll topic was a fun one to research. I found so many sites I thought about doing it in two parts. In the end, I settled on these five sites, and gave up the two-part idea.

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Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Paper Dolls

by Barbara J. Feldman

Paper Dolls Printable (** for premium members only)

Printable paper dolls collections are plentiful on the Web. For today’s picks, I chose four prolific artists who have created their own line of paper dolls, and one collector who is scanning vintage paper doll books that are now out-of-print. Among them, surely you’ll find plenty to delight a child in your life, while reminiscing about the paper dolls of your childhood.

Paper Dolls By Gail
Gail’s celebrity paper dolls are hand drawn using CorelDraw and Photo Paint, and frequently include “actual outfits worn by each celebrity.” Categories include Movie Stars, Teen Idols, Twilight, and Famous Americans. For younger kids, head straight to the Fiction/Fantasy category where you’ll find Santa Claus, Barbie, Cinderella, Snow White, Dora, and many more childhood favorites.

Paper Thin Personas
Rachel was born in Alaska, is a librarian in Alabama, and is a prolific paper doll artist. She creates her art with black pens and Photoshop, and has over 310 pages of paper dolls (in PDF and PNG formats) on her site. In addition to paper dolls with foldable tabs for printing on regular paper, Rachel also has magnetic dolls that can either be printed on magnetic paper, or created with adhesive magnetic sheets. Rachel’s collection is awesome, and she also has an excellent set of links to other paper doll bloggers.

Patty Reed Designs
Fabric and totebag designer Patty Reed “has always loved paper dolls and has collected them since childhood.” Her paper doll collection includes three big sisters, and three little sisters. Simply click on any of the sisters to print out the doll and her wardrobe. Some of the dolls have just one page of clothes, but others have four or six pages of outfits. Patty recommends gluing each sister “to cardstock using spray adhesive before cutting out, to ensure a longer life for your doll.”

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