You can easily make your own paper dolls along with clothing and accessories to go with them. I offer several printable templates here for you to use. All of them are simple, black and white designs so you can print and decorate as you please; or, if you prefer, colorize and decorate them using your favorite graphics program on your computer. You can also print out the desired items and use them as a pattern to create felt, craft foam, or fabric dolls. The possibilities are endless!
When you print out your paper doll body, you have a few options. You can use a variety of colored cardstock, print out the desired templates on magnet sheets (compare prices)
, or even use printer sticker sheets (compare prices)
. Color in your doll body and make facial and other features using crayon, markers, or whatever method you prefer. You can use yarn or embroidery floss for hair or even make wigs using felt scraps. Another idea is to make paper dolls that look like you and your friends by using photos. If you use cardstock or regular paper, you might want to glue your paper doll onto a lightweight cardboard base to make it sturdier. To protect your finished dolls, you can laminate
it or cover it with clear contact paper.
You will find several printable shirts in this collection for both boy and girl dolls. You can color them in and decorate them with a variety of craft supplies. As with your doll body, you can create any of the clothing and accessories here using magnets, stickers, felt, craft foam, or fabric. Use what you have on hand and your imagination.
This offering of pants and shorts is not quite as vast as the shirts category, but hopefully you can find several you like. You can use your creativity and design several different pairs of pants using the same template. Use different colors and fabrics to make slacks, jeans, and khakis using the same design.
Of course, if you are making a boy doll, you won't be the least bit interested in these dress designs; but who knows, he might want a girlfriend one day. There are almost two dozen dress designs you can download and decorate.
If your paper doll needs a winter coat or a rain slicker, check out these templates. You can dress up a winter coat by gluing a little fake-fur trim around the collar and sleeves, and don't forget to decorate a cap and boots to match. If you want the rain jacket to have a 'slick' look, try painting it with a few thin coats of shiny, dimensional fabric paint or I even used stained glass paint.
In this collection, you will find a variety of under garments that can also be colored and use as bathing suits.
Once you make special outfits for your paper doll, why not create some matching accessories. Your paper doll will look fashionable in snazzy sandals, a cowboy hat, and even a tote bag.
If you use any of these templates to make your own unique paper dolls, take a few moments to snap a picture of it to include in this collection. Submit that picture using these simple directions
and it will be posted for everyone to ooh and ah over.