Thursday, October 6, 2011

Word Family Paper Dolls

This project combines three things that I love:

1.  Paper dolls
2.  Paper chains
3.  Early Literacy

To make a paper doll chain, fold a piece of paper several times in a fan style, like this:
Draw the figure of a doll on the front of one of the folded sections, making sure the hands reach all the way to both sides.  Cut out (but leave the folds intact!) Here's a template for a doll and dress if you'd like to use mine.
Unfold dolls.  Let your little girl decorate the faces, etc.
Cut several dresses out of scrapbook paper or fabric (you might not even want to bother with the tabs because it can get a little tricky to work with all those tabs on a string of dolls)

Write a letter on each dress, and let your little girl arrange into words
and sentences!


maryanne @ mama smiles said...

This is a fantastic idea! Will have to do it with Emma soon!

Little Wonders' Days said...

This is such a cute idea!

Natalie said...

Visiting from afterschool, and I love this idea! Hopefully you will join afterschool blog hop again this weekend - it will be hosted at

Nampalady said...

you could use the gluesticks that are repositionable and make a wardrobe out of a file folder to hang her clothes in!!