Paper Dolls and Paper Doll Animals

I made these in December 2019 and mailed them to a friend.

I’ve made plenty of paper dolls but no animals, until now.

18 thoughts on “Paper Dolls and Paper Doll Animals

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I’ve had a thing for paper dolls since I was young. I have made a lot of them and also had those purchased ones with the clothes you folded tabs around the figure to keep them on.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. My love of paper dolls goes back to when I was very young and my older cousins played with theirs (grown up people) and I had mine (cute little 4 year old girls like I was at the time). Hard to get a storyline fitting all of us but my cousins were generous and we played together often. My sister and I, and our friends, when we were older, cut figures out of old pattern books my mother got from the fabric store and we had millions of people to choose from in our dramas. All in all, I have many happy memories of paper dolls.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. They are thick, being made of cardboard from cereal boxes and so on, then the pasted on papers. Maybe it is the scanning effect, there is a slight shadow because of their depth (minimal as it is the scanners sees all…) I’ve been thinking about making actual 3D people of paper/cardboard but I am not sure if the part I like best, dressing them and doing their faces, will get outweighed by constructing their structures (not as interesting to me). Maybe for now it’s just flat figures. Anyway, these are a lot of fun to make. That is enough.

  1. Sandra McCall

    Fabulous dolls made with collage. I used to make them in watercolor when in school and then my poor, abused friends and family would have to buy them from me. LOL.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I am thinking of trying something like this in fabric. No idea how, but I want to make paper doll like people like this. Because it is so fun.

        1. Claudia McGill Post author

          I’m thinking of sewing them together, I want to try not to use any of my usual materials (gives me a framework to follow, always good) and see where things go because I am sure they will be going…somewhere I did not anticipate! There is always that challenge, the adventure, even if it is only “paper” dolls…

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