Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Enchanted Paper Dolls

 I have a fun project to share with you that will enchant any child in your life! I started with these precious die cuts from Imaginisce Enchanted collection They are as cute as can be, and I wanted to make a gift for a sweet little princess, I also wanted to make them durable enough to withstand some serious fantasy play time!
I applied a layer of iron on matte vinyl {found in the craft store} by applying a coat on the front and the back of the die cuts it created a laminated doll.
Place all of the die cuts face down on a sheet of the vinyl and press following manufacturer's directions, flip over and repeat, allow to cool and cut closely to edges of die cuts. These are now ready for play, and no manner of peanut butter and jelly will ruin her magical new paper dolls!

 Large craft sticks make the perfect handles to have a paper princess puppet show! You can use strong adhesive or eyelets to secure die cuts to the sticks. The cropodile punches through all the layers like butter!!!

 I loved dolls of all types when I was a young girl, and to tell the truth I still have a soft spot for them. My favorite ride is Disney is "Its a small world" so cute!!!

I'm sure any child would have a great time with these, try this with dinosaurs, or pirates, or cars...how fun!

I hope you get a chance to give this one a try, its always nice to give a child something that is handmade and something that will spark the imagination. I always love to hear the stories they make up as they play with creative toys!

4 comments:

Michele said...

This is such a cute idea!!! Love these!

JennyKozar said...

These are just adorable!

Ohhh Snap said...

I love idea of attaching them with an eyelet. (Aren't cropadiles da bomb?) I like to make little puppets with googlies eyes on a popsicle stick too, but these are much better lol. TFS :D

Melinda Spinks said...

You've been spied by Imaginisce and your paper dolls are on the Imaginisce blog today!