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Paper Dress Making

Paper Dress Making
Paper Dress Making
My daughter has her holidays now and keeping her entertained is at times challenging. Yesterday we stumbled upon this fun activity and it kept her entertained for hours! 
How to Make Paper dresses for Barbie
Paper Dress Making
1.Draw freehand a big dress in an A4 size paper leaving some room at the top. If your little girl feels up to it she can draw her own dresses. Mine wanted me to draw all the dress outlines and she undertook the decorating process.
2. Fold the Paper at the neck line
3.Cut out a hole at the neck of your paper dress
Paper Dress Making
4.Cut out your paper dress
Paper Dress Making
Here you can see my daughter cut out her Barbie's dress while our Lhasapso Snowy keeps watch!
5. Color and design the paper dress any way you fancy
Paper Dress Making
My daughter doesnt have a brother or sister to fight with but my Cocker spaniel Goldy compensates for that by behaving just like a sibling by "bothering" her and trying to "help"!
Paper Dress Making
The scene above looks so idyllic but you can see Goldy is lying on her Barbie's dress and in the next minute all hell broke loose with my daughter accusing him of being a "Baaad " Dog!!
Paper Dress Making
Well after a hard day of helping here is Snowy [the calmer "Good " dog ] posing with Barbie in her new party dress!
Paper Dress Making
And of course Goldy had to check out the fashion show too despite all the scolding he got! 
Sharing this fun and simple craft idea  so that other "holidays harried " moms too can try it with their princesses!
Linking to MIM,

49 comments:

  1. very pretty dresses,both by mom n daughter ,good work
    megha
    http://meghanuj01.blogspot.in/

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  2. Another good idea from you! Too bad my daughters are already an adults ... This would be very cheap to create dresses. :)))

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  3. Thats so cute.. Your daughter is using her vacations fully. :)

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  4. O my!!! I was doing the same when I was little :) I was dressing up paper doll :) That was FUN!!

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  5. I remembered my childhood days, I used to make dresses for my dolls with papers. Your daughter is also very talented

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  6. Thank You so much dear friends-- really touches me when my blogger pals encourage even such simple blog posts!

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  7. lol.....poor Goldy....sounds like she was in the dog house for a while. This is a great activity...works on cutting skills, plus it just looks like fun. My Maddie would have loved this. At almost 13, Barbie and her friends have not been out of the closet for a while. Very cute post!

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  8. What a clever ideea!!! Nice dresses!

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  9. wonderful idea..looks so pretty!!
    Spicy-Aroma

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  10. How fun and what a clever idea to keep the little one entertained!!!:)Amy

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  11. How fun!!! Your daughter is adorable and creative and I love seeing her follow in the footsteps of her most creative mother! And the pooches are cute too and added such fun to your story!

    I loved paper dolls as a child...would spend hours cutting them out and playing. I always loved cutting with scissors...guess that's why I'm still a paper crafter! :)

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  12. How sweet is tht! lovely paper dresses!!! and wht a fun way to enjoy holidays.. awesome !

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  13. When I was growing up, like you I had paper dolls and would spend hours playing . These are fabulous for your daughter. Thank you for follwing me I am so thrilled Hugs Elaine

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    1. Your blog is awesome Elaine!

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  14. Wonderful paper doll dress creations. Enjoyed the fun photos & dog. Like Susan I liked paper dolls & Barbie dolls when younger.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  15. Super awesome :)......love ur dogs too!

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  16. beautiful! I love your work
    Greetings Baukje

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  17. What fantastic photos with your dogs....they look like they are wonderful company for your daughter. This is such a terrific idea. I will have to pass this along to my SIL for my two nieces to have a try. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

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  18. What fun! You can be so creative by decorating your own!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  19. How fun! You daughter must have had a blast!

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  20. Great idea and your daughter looks so absorbed in her craft....dogs, too. LOL

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  21. What a great idea for the kids Sonia..Loz

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  22. Great idea to cut a hole for the head to slip through. So much easier than the tabs we used to try and do as kids but it used to keep Sis and I happy for many an hour. Happy easter to you and your family. hugs Mrs A.

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    1. The hole at the neck was my kiddo's idea--when she cut it small she decapitated Barbie to put on her dress!!!LOL!!

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  23. really a very good idea. both mom and daughter having fun.love the dress. your daughter is very creative and now we can see more projects from you during this vacation. have very crafty vacation to you and your daughter.

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    1. Thank You for dropping by Asmita..yeah I am trying to do crafty stuff with her not all of them worth blogging about though!

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  24. What a clever idea. I love how you let her cut the dress out! That is a skill that we never have too much time to practice in the classroom. She is becoming another talented paper crafter, just like her Mom. I too loved playing with paper dolls when I was young. Thanks for sharing with us. I may have to share this with my granddaughter:)

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    1. Thank You so much Barbara- surprisingly I never made them in childhood and I had as much fun as my daughter with hers!

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  25. very creative!!

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  26. As I had earlier said..Lucky daughter.. I am sure she had fun!

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  27. Adorable i cant wait for sophie to get into dollies so we can try this

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  28. Good idea.... Like mom like daughter....:)
    I love your dogs...........
    Ramya

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  29. Beautiful and talented daughter you have,dear Sonia!
    The dresses are adorable and ..the dogs are so cute.How many dogs do you have?
    I wish you a very Happy Easter and lots of health(my darling girl was catching a cold and I'm a bit upset till she'll recover )
    love you,aureliaeugenia

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    1. Ours is Goldy the naughty cocker spaniel. Snowy is my mums but he is in our home all day!
      Hope your little girl gets well soon. Give her lots of Steam inhalation

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  30. What a wonderful idea Sonia...so fun for your daughter to make her dresses :)

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  31. Oh how FUN! There is no limit to the things you can design with this :)

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  32. Very nice dresses.Such a cute and creative dress designer:):)

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  33. These dresses are so sweet!! And oh my gosh, your daughter and dogs are so adorable!! Your daughter is more beautiful each time you post a picture of her!! :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  34. Perfect activity for both young and old girls! Really creative. Spotted this on MIM

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  35. Lovely dress, your daughter is very creative, like mother like daughter. Great pictures!!!
    -Sony

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  36. Sonia, what a great idea and how well your daughter did! What a fantastic idea! I'm a big kid when crafting, so might well have a go myself! xx

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  37. What a cute and fun project! I am going to have to do this with my daughters, they would just love it. I saw your project on MIM.

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  38. What a clever idea Sonia, great holiday activity. Your daughter has done a fabulous job colouring the dresses too.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

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  39. Super idea to keep little hands busy .Beautiful dresses for Barbie . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

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    1. Sonia saw ur amazing card @ MIM which made me post a quick comment here;)
      Here I loved to see ur daughter an artist in the making @ work...and loved the homely crafty atmosphere 2oo :)
      Ur card indeed is innovative n awesome as usual dear
      All the best:)

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  40. fabulous idea!! I'm going to try these with my little one too.. Sims once had a book with a paper doll.. and loads of paper cloths.. And it was lovely to dress the little paper doll everyday.. This is lovely!!

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    1. Yes Patricia it is an inexpensive and fun craft for little girls!

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