Paper dolls are the perfect emergency boredom-buster to have on hand, at least if you’re our family; every fall, a bunch of annoying colds and coughs descend on my children, leaving at least one of them at any given time home on a school day, moaning “I’m boooooored.” I’m loving this wonderful Etsy find as an alternative to 12-hour movie marathons.
Just cut out the paper doll parts which are printed on beautiful heavy paper stock, add a few mini-brads (okay, so you might want to have those on hand) and the dolls are ready for all kinds of moveable, poseable action. And if you’re looking for a new twist on wall decor, all of these paper creations would look exceptionally sweet in a shadow box, too.
Personally, I think if anything’s going to make a lethargic four-year-old smile, it’s a striped-sock-clad, plie-ing pink elephant–or a Big Bad Wolf or a dragonfly named Lulu. And I’ll take any of those over another auto-tuned episode of The Backyardigans any day. –Stephanie S.