Paper Dolls Guinness World Records official attempt: WE DID IT!

11 November 2013

By Pan Macmillan

On 11 November 2013, we broke the Guinness World Records title for the LONGEST chain of paper dolls. Our chain was made up of 45,282 dolls and was 4549.7 metres long. That's almost two kilometres longer than the previous world record-holding chain! It's the same as 80,000 jelly babies laid end-to-end, 40 football pitches or almost 61 jumbo jets.

Why did we do it? To celebrate the wonderful book The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Rebecca Cobb, and to raise money for Save the Children.

THANK YOU to everyone who has sent in their dolls to help us – we have had dolls from South Africa and Syria, from London and Lancashire. There have been devil and demon dolls, fairy and prince dolls. We received many more dolls than the 3km worth we were aiming for, meaning that we have raised even more money for Save the Children!

Don't forget to have a look at the photos and videos to see if you can spot your dolls.

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