How to make Julia Donaldson's Paper Dolls at home

For a fun indoor activity for kids that the whole family can enjoy, download our printable paper doll template, illustrated by Rebecca Cobb and based on Julia Donaldson's The Paper Dolls, and make your very own colour-in paper dolls.

05/04/2020
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An illustration of a little girl holding a string of paper dolls above her head

If your little ones like to get creative, they'll love this fun indoor activity which shows them how to make paper dolls from Julia Donaldson's The Paper Dolls. Download the printable paper dolls template for children to colour in, and then help them cut out their dolls so they can take them on an adventure, just like in Julia Donaldson's charming story. 

Discover more indoor activities for kids here.  And if your little ones love Paper Dolls,  discover more of Julia Donaldson's books here. 

the outline of three paper dolls holding hands, ready to be cut out and coloured in
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The Paper Dolls

by Julia Donaldson

Book cover for The Paper Dolls

The Paper Dolls is a wonderful story of childhood, memory and the power of imagination from the author of The Gruffalo, and illustrating talent Rebecca Cobb.
A string of paper dolls go on a fantastical adventure through the house and out into the garden. They soon escape the clutches of the toy dinosaur and the snapping jaws of the oven-glove crocodile, but then a very real pair of scissors threatens.