Free Printable Old Fashioned Paper Doll – Prairie Girl

Looking for a sweet little old fashioned paper doll for your little ones to play with? This little “prairie girl” paper doll with be perfect to add to their collection!

Looking for a sweet little old fashioned paper doll for your little ones to play with? This little "prairie girl" paper doll with be perfect to add to their collection!

Free Printable Old Fashioned Paper Doll

Ok, this might sound a little odd, but I’ve been wanting to make some paper dolls to share with you for a long time!

The explanation is quite simple. When I was little, I LOVED playing with paper dolls! I don’t think I still have my paper dolls but it was a large collection and I played with them on a daily basis. I loved the pretty little paper doll clothes and being able to change up the paper dolls dress as often as I wanted to.

So this Old Fashioned Paper Doll is a first here on Little House Living, but I’m hoping that if you like it you will tell me and we can make some more?

I decided to make this first doll with a pretty little prairie dress just because that’s one of my favorite time periods to study in history. I hope you like her and your little ones will enjoy her as much as I enjoyed my paper dolls when I was growing up.

To get the free printable paper doll download, just enter your email address below and I will email her and her clothing directly to you. 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 cardstock.
  • 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 dolls clothing by adding a little tape to the “hinges”.
  • You can always save the file for later if she does happen to get broken or if you want seconds of her dresses!

Dover Paper Dolls

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!

Here are some other fun things you can make and do with your kids this week:

Does your little one play with paper dolls? Will they like this old fashioned paper doll?

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  1. I love the paper doll and her dress! I don’t know how you find time to do all you do, but I appreciate all your ideas, recipes, etc. Thank you so much!

    Margaret

  2. What a WONDERFUL idea, Marissa! I loved paper dolls as a girl, too, and will give these to my granddaughter! I’m grateful for your practical, humble, and wholesome blog posts, and am praying for you and your family as you set out on your new calling with Village Missions. Thanks for sharing your life and thoughts. They touch many.

  3. Hi Merissa – My name is Mary, I’m 70 years old and have fond memories of playing with paper dolls. I remember one of Doris Day. One doll (not Doris) was thick and had a magnet embedded in her. The clothes had thin magnets taped to them to make them stick. Her name was Magic Mary. Your offering to share this with others makes me smile. Have a blessed day.

  4. Beautiful work! Thank you so much! I will be printing this out for my grandgirls and I am certain they will be thrilled!

  5. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I’m so excited to get these πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

  6. Love these for my 7yr old. Just came across my old ones packed away from many moons ago. I had a bunch of Barbie ones and Princess Diana. Blessed to share yours with my little girl. She’s going to love them too. Thank you so much.

  7. I played with paper dolls when I was young. There was always a book with clothes and lovely hours of play. Of course that cost money which was not always plentiful so I saved my dolls and scraps of paper. I could tape the doll to a window, place the paper over and trace around to make clothes for her. Making sure I added tabs to hold the clothes on, I could design and color to my hearts content. I did this for years and also made furniture from boxes (cereal, shoe, oatmeal, etc.). My friends did this too and we had worlds of fun without a lot of expense. PS, one thing not available to kids today but fun for us, we went to the newspaper office in town and gathered discarded scrap cuttings to use for our “fashion collections”. I guess you can tell, I’m pretty ancient! Also, Merissa, my husband is a minister and pastored small churches for many years. My heart is with you and your family.

    1. I love this! I also made furniture and accessories out of boxes and magazines but we used them for stuffed animals and Barbie dolls when I was little πŸ™‚

  8. So cute, but I can’t get it to print. I follow the link in my email, but it keeps taking me back to the article where you sign up for the email. What am I doing wrong?
    Thanks.

  9. The little paper doll and dresses are so sweet! My daughter is going to love them. I remember enjoying paper dolls when I was little. Thank you for the post! & share!

  10. Couldn’t find where to enter my email address unless you meant here. I would love to have the paper doll and her dress please.

  11. I loved paper dolls when I was a little girl & I am printing these for my Granddaughters who are some of my Special Blessings! Thank you!

  12. Thank you for the wonderful paper doll and clothes. I love paper dolls and always have. I am a great grandma that is making a paper doll journal that I will add her to. She will have her own page and a pocket to keep a play doll and clothes. Happy creating.

  13. I loved playing with them as a child. Now I want to have them as vintage dolls and vintage clothes with hats and shoes. These are for my personal use. Thankm you so much for providing this website.