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Looking for a sweet little doll for your little ones to print at home and play with? This free printable paper doll is in the colonial style and is so cute!
Free Printable Colonial Style Paper Doll
When I was little, I had so much fun with paper dolls. I would find whatever free paper doll sets that I could on the internet and make all kinds of dresses. I’ve always wanted to make my own paper dolls for my readers here at Little House Living; it just took me a while to get around to it!
I decided to do a Colonial Style Paper Doll because I think some dresses from that time period were so fun. If you are looking for more, I now have my own Paper Doll Collection with 3 different time periods that you can check out on my online shop, Homestead Made.
I hope that your little ones enjoy playing with this paper doll as much as I did with my paper dolls when I was a little girl! I think that paper dolls are wonderful for imaginative play and pretend play for kids of all ages. The dolls from historical time periods can be a wonderful way to showcase outfits from that time in history.
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If you take pictures of your little ones playing with her, be sure and tag me (@littlehouseliving) so I can see the fun you are having with her!
Tips for Printing Paper Dolls
- Make sure you have plenty of ink in your printer or her clothes will have lines through them.
- Print the page on card stock.
- Glue the doll onto another piece of cardstock or even onto some thin cardboard to make it more sturdy.
- Secure the “tabs” of the paper doll’s clothing by adding a little tape to the “hinges”.
- You can always save the file for later if she gets broken or if you want seconds of her dresses!
Note: This free printable paper doll is for personal use only. If you want it for classroom use or for larger distribution, please contact me first.
When I was growing up, my favorite paper dolls were the ones from Dover Publications. I would always save up my money for a beautiful set of paper dolls from them, or I would be thrilled to find one of the little sets in my stocking for Christmas.
If your little ones love paper dolls, I would highly recommend checking out the ones from Dover. Another cool thing is that you can get “collector” paper dolls that are from a specific time period or for a specific person, and I think those would be a great addition to a homeschool unit study!
Paper Dolls for Little Ones
When your children are very young, magnetic “paper dolls” can be a good choice as well. They are a doll that is made from a large magnetic surface and she has clothes that are made from magnets as well so that they stay on easily.
My daughter had the Magnetic Paper Dolls from Melissa and Doug for a long time when she was really little.
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Does your little one play with paper dolls? Will they like this colonial style paper doll?
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Merissa has been blogging about and living the simple life since 2009 and has internationally published 2 books on the topic. You can read about Merissa’s journey from penniless to the 100-acre farm and ministry on the About Page. You can send her a message any time from the Contact Page.
This free printable paper doll was originally posted on Little House Living in September 2020 and has been updated as of June 2023.