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HERE FOR THE PAPER DOLL TEMPLATE
a sharper template in Adobe Acrobat format:
CLICK HERE FOR THE ADOBE ACROBAT FORMAT
Please make sure your printing margins are set to .5 inches (half an
inch) or the template may not print completely. In your browser's Menu
bar, select File > Page Setup, and change the margin settings
to .5. (The selections may be slightly different between browsers.)
finished doll measures 11 inches tall, but you can reduce or enlarge to
suit your needs.
- Template (see above) (the
template includes a blank head in case you want to stamp or draw your
doll's face yourself)
- 1 piece card stock
5" x 4"
- Small brass paper fasteners
- Scissors or craft knife
- Hole punch
- Rubber stamps, inks, stickers,
- Embellishments such as ribbon,
lace, beads, feathers, nylon tulle
(to make a tu tu!), etc.
- Either print or trace the template page
onto card stock. If you print directly onto
card stock, you will be able to use the head with a face on it and the
- Cut out all pieces. If you
printed your doll onto card stock, be careful to cut INSIDE the lines
(so you don't end up with the outlines on your doll).
- Punch holes where indicated.
- Decorate parts as desired (you
can wait to do this until assembled, if you prefer).
- Attach appendages to the torso
with brads (the torso goes on top). The arms may go either way,
depending on the look you want.
- Add embellishments such as hair
(this is your chance to use all of the neat fibers that are available!),
jewelry, clothing, a hat, etc.
- To add hair, simply punch holes
around the top of the head and tie fibers through.
- Attach the body parts with
ribbon or fiber. If you do this, you might prefer to use eyelets to
reinforce the holes.
- Make a doll with shrink
plastic -- this makes a great pin! I find it easier to use a small
drill to make holes after the shrinking is done. Use wire or jump
rings to attach the appendages.
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Designs, a division of ruthannzaroff.com
These templates are free for your use to make
craft items to give or sell, to use for teaching purposes, or for submitting
projects to magazines.
I would appreciate it if you provide a link to my Web site.
The templates themselves may NOT be auctioned, sold, or published in any way
without my permission.