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Printable Paper Dolls: Free Paper Dolls and Clothes for Kids

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Who Doesn't Remember Playing Paper Dolls as a Child?

Recently, I was describing to my daughter how I used to play with paper dolls and she was fascinated, wanting to know more. It didn't take long to find some printable paper dolls online and within a few minutes, we had ourselves a nice little collection and she was thrilled.

Bringing childhood memories to life can be a heart warming experience, especially if you have a daughter or other little girl in your life who would enjoy playing with paper dolls. Since you can print them off for free, it is something you could do this afternoon if you wanted! Seriously, I wish we'd had Internet when I was a child!

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printable paper dolls

printable paper dolls

How Do Paper Dolls Work?

For the uninitiated, paper dolls come in their most basic form, naked or with just their underwear. You then cut out clothing for them and leave little tabs of paper at the shoulders, arms and legs. These are folded over the paper doll to hold the clothing on. It's a simple, yet effective way to change the doll's clothing as you wish.

When I was small, my mother would draw the dolls out on the backs of cereal boxes and then we'd cut them out. She drew simplistic figures, legs together, arms sticking out at a 45° angle. Then we would trace around them to make clothing on paper and add the tabs, then color the clothes. It was fun, relaxing and a great way to spend some time with Mom.

Today, you have a HUGE number of options in printable paper dolls, as well as store bought ones. I highly recommend printing the doll out on cardstock, if possible, or cutting it out and gluing the doll to cardboard. You can print the clothing on paper so it is easy to cut out and fold.

Cute Printable Paper Dolls - 10 Adorable Paper Dolls to Print

Printable paper dolls

Printable paper dolls

My daughter loved this site, since it has 10 pages of different dolls to print out. They're adorable and each comes with its own theme! The main problem is the fact that clothing is limited and not interchangeable between dolls.

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10 More Cute Printable Paper Dolls

Printable Paper Dolls

Printable Paper Dolls

Here's another ten gorgeous paper dolls to print, cut and play with.

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Fairy Paper Dolls

If you prefer to buy a book of paper dolls, there are plenty of choices on Amazon, like this book of Fairy Paper Dolls.

Vintage Paper Doll Printables - Baby Paper Dolls

Printable vintage paper dolls

Printable vintage paper dolls

These cuties come as a set with some candy stripers who can dress up in dozens of outfits.

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Meet the Ginghams

Printable paper dolls

Printable paper dolls

These beautiful young ladies are part of a family. Click on the photo to see pages and pages of clothing, furniture and accessories for them! These were my daughter's favorites.

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Storybook Paper Dolls

Printable Paper Dolls to Color - Modern Girl

Printable Paper Dolls to color

Printable Paper Dolls to color

These printable paper dolls are perfect for the child who loves to color! They come in black and white, ready to be transformed by little hands and cut out and used. There are a number of paper dolls to print and color on this page, just click on the image.

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Susan and Jane

printable paper dolls

printable paper dolls

This page has two coloring pages with paper dolls on them. Pick the one you like best or print out both!

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Strawberry Shortcake Paper Dolls - Shortcake and Friends

printable paper dolls, shortcake dolls

printable paper dolls, shortcake dolls

Pages of cute clothes for Strawberry Shortcake to wear at this site. Click on the image to go see.

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William and Kate Paper Dolls

Around the World Friends - Two Little Girls Span the Globe

Free Printable Paper dolls

Free Printable Paper dolls

These two sweet friends, one blonde, one brunette, have all the outfits they need to travel. From France to Italy, Australia to Japan, these little gals are ready to go! There are several pages to print out of their beautiful clothing.

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Cute Animal Printable Paper Dolls - Adorable Teddy with Circus Outfits

animal paper dolls

animal paper dolls

Oh, this little bear is adorable! Your kids will love dressing him up . . . this is a great paper doll for boys or girls! Animal paper dolls can be a lot of fun for kids.

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Luis the Alligator

printable animal paper dolls

printable animal paper dolls

How about an alligator to dress as you please? He comes with some pretty fancy clothes! You'll find tons of cute printable animal paper dolls on this blog if you click the image.

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Fairy Paper Dolls to Print

printable paper dolls

printable paper dolls

These are some of the most beautiful paper dolls I've ever seen! With cute little fairies and a brownie, there are several pages of flower clothing to print out and use.

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Paper Dolls on Amazon

How to Make Paper Dolls

Share your favorite paper doll memories right here!

Relive Your Paper Doll Memories

Lionrhod from Orlando, FL on March 17, 2014:

I used to design original dresses for my dolls on construction paper.

Jogalog on October 17, 2012:

I love my baby girl so much but I am also looking forward to her getting older when I'll be able to make things like this with her.

JadeHandmade on October 11, 2012:

What a great resource, thanks!