Fun kids’ activity: creating paper dolls
Lately, we’ve been really enjoying The Paper Dolls, by Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson, I think I possibly enjoy it more than Ava… It’s such a sweet book, I even found myself welling up the first time I read it (though I do cry at the drop of a hat).
In the book, the little girl’s mummy makes her a set of paper dolls.
This inspired me to make some for Ava to colour in today. Here’s how I did my first attempt:
I got Ava to colour these in, whilst I had another go. She found her heart stencil fitted perfectly on their dresses.
Ava didn’t like the fact that there was sellotape in the middle, and also only wanted two sets of three dolls, instead of one set of seven, so had to cut them a bit! She also wanted then all to be the same, or very similar. I love the odd shoes best.
The second set was more successful, and I took cues from the book to make boys and girls this time.
Thea woke up and wanted to join in:
Ava preferred having boys and girls, and coloured in herself on the far right, and her future husband Jude is next to her. He’s wearing shorts as they are at the beach. Third from the left is Thea in a stripy crown. Ava didn’t tell me who the others were, and I think she may have been losing interest by this point!