Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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At the risk of excessively repeating content, I want to tell you about a lovely piece of free stuff from Girl Genius.  The folks over there have provided some supplemental freebies, including some great paper doll patterns.  I’ve made paper dolls with the kids before, as part of activity box shenanigans, but I wasn’t sure how they would react to these.  Nonetheless, we decided to print them out and give it a try. 

One of the obvious problems with paperdolls is how flimsy they are.  Since actual lamination is not available to us, we went a bit MacGyver and used clear packing tape.  This turned out to be an excellent idea because we can attach the accessories to the dolls without using the tabs, greatly extended lifespan and making them easier to cut out.

The kiddos enjoyed playing with them on the first day, but the real winner came the next day.  As is their wont, the kids came bounding into our bed at 6:30am.  Not long after, Star said: “Hey, let’s go play with the paper dolls!”  Dandelion immediately agreed and off they scampered.

Not only are these things fun and cool, they also provided me an additional five minutes of sleep.  What more could you want?


  1. the things that we do for that extra 5 minutes. ;-D


  2. I love packing tape, I use it for everything:)

  3. At least that was nice and safe. I've been known to tell 5 year olds to make their own breakfast for the extra minutes!!