In addition to all of the fun guest posts/weekly challenges to go with our 100 Acts of Kindness project – we will continue to post about our day to day activities.
Growing up, my sister and I would spend hours cutting out the people from the Sears Catalog and playing “paper dolls” with them. To this day I feel bad putting all of the beautiful doll/clothing magazines we receive in the recycling bin – so we often times choose our favorites from the magazines and make them into durable dolls for my daughter and me to play with.
We used images from a doll catalog for those pictured above, but have also used cuts outs from children’s clothing magazines and my husbands sports magazines (pictured below). You can mount your cut outs on card stock or cereal boxes (I like using spray adhesive or Mod Podge) or you can cover them with contact paper as well as laminate them (this seems to work the best for us based on the frequency of use). I also have been wanting to try this idea for mounting magazine cutouts on magnets.
Playing with paper guys & dolls provide endless opportunities to develop language, sorting and comparison skills, and imaginative play.
Do you make your own paper guys or dolls?