February 1, 2009

Dress Up Dolls

Filed under: Kids Projects,Paper Craft — sarah @ 3:29 pm

My three year old got this Dress up Doll Fairies and Princesses from a party she went to.

Princess's and Fairys

I think it is a great piece of paper engineering and it is full of different outfits for the fairies and princesses to wear.

First off you push out the dolls – who unfortunately have the large swollen heads that dolls seem to suffer with these days. Bits to construct the stand pop out too. It is however easy to rip the tags off bits of the stand at this point so I think an adult is really needed, even with older children.


Constructing the stand was a bit fiddly and didn’t really come out as gracefully as I’d hoped.

Doll in stand

The doll ingeniously slots into the stand though this does invovle slots in painful looking places such as the top of the head!


As Jean points out they must be cold when you first put them on the stand as they are in their underwear! Jean choose outfits for them which ended up being a bit of a mismatch rather than the nice complete outfits they had in the book – such as strawberry fairies and fiery princesses – they even have mermaid tails!

Two princess's together

All four dolls are now made with only one being held together with sellotape. Jean adores them and will spend ages choosing costumes for them. They are not a long lived thing methinks, but fun and the outfits are beautifully designed. There are even versions you can colour in and decorate yourself.

The only other issue I had was that the princesses have crossed legs whilst the fairies do not meaning that the tights and shoes cannot be swapped between them.

I am now on the lookout for more of these books though.

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