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Printable Paper Doll and Kids Activity

We are always looking for ideas of things to keep the kids active. Quick and easy crafts and activities for kids are always a favorite, especially in the middle of winter when it's too cold in Colorado to play outside. So today I am sharing a printable paper doll and kids activity set for you. The kids can color and decorate their paper dolls however they like and then pretend play for hours. I hope you love this printable kids craft! Today's project is part of this month's Craft Lightning series, so make sure to check out the link below for more great busy kids activities ideas.

DIY Paper Doll printable kit designed by Jen Goode
DIY Paper Doll printable kit designed by Jen Goode

Printable Paper Doll and Kids Activity

One of the things I love most about paper dolls is that they are easy to customize. Each kid can color them however they like to create their own personal character. You can also use these dolls as templates to create your own outfits and designs, just cut out the clothing pieces and trace on to another piece of paper. Then decorate and play.

Printable paper doll set you can color yourself
Printable paper doll set you can color yourself


  • Printable paper doll
  • crayons, colored pencils and other materials to decorate with
  • Scissors
  • Optional, velcro stickers


  1. Download and print the printable paper dolls of your choice.
  2. Color and decorate the character and their clothing.
  3. Cut out the pieces.
  4. Optionally add velcro stickers to the front of each doll and to the back of each piece of clothing.

Note: You can cut out the folding tabs or cut them off. You can also print out the pieces on printable magnet sheets and play with these dolls on the refrigerator.

Coloring a printable paper doll
Coloring a printable paper doll
Color your own paper doll set by Jen Goode
Color your own paper doll set by Jen Goode
Printable paper doll set designed by Jen Goode
Printable paper doll set designed by Jen Goode
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Grab some colored pencils and start coloring your own paper dolls! I'll make a set with a boy soon too.

I'd love to see how you personalize your paper dolls! Share a comment, stop by the 100 Directions Facebook page or use the tag #imadethisjg to share your own creations!


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10 thoughts on “Printable Paper Doll and Kids Activity”

  1. I am sooo excited to try this paper doll set for my oldest granddaughter. She is eight years old and loves to color and be creative. I love this idea because it is a great way to make the connection with her of when I was eight and had paper dolls. Thank you so much for you free download. I will be checking out your site for more good ideas.
    Thank you, again,
    Nana Skloss


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