I’ve been lugging a big bag full of toys and snacks to keep my three year old entertained lately, but I’m planning on lightening my load, thanks to the cool,¬†modern printable paper dolls by Merrilee Liddiard that I just found.

Aren’t they gorgeous?

I fell in love with Merrilee’s cool, minimalist style when we reviewed¬†Playful, her craft book for kids that encourages creative play and is a dominant force in my family activity planning when the weather keeps us indoors. So it’s nice seeing that she’s giving me even more tools for my activity arsenal.

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While the paper dolls are great to stash everywhere so your kids can¬†color them in, play with them, and even tear them up, I’m excited to use a¬†tip I learned from my daughter’s preschool teacher — laminate them and attach tiny velcro dots to the backs, so the clothes will stay on while kids play.

And if they get worn out, I just print out another set!

So yeah, that tiny fee Merrilee charges for download? Totally worth it for a never-ending supply of cool paper dolls.

You can download the printable color-your-own Nellie paper dolls at Merrilee Liddiard’s website. Here’s the¬†card stock I like to use, in case you need some of that too. PSST…they make fun DIY stocking stuffers for the kids!

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