This instructable will give you the step by step to create your own little girl out of paper using cheap and easy to use materials. Your little girl could be Goldie Locks, Red Ridding Hood, Alice in Wonderland, Dorthy and many other characters from literature and games.
This is a very easy and cheap creation to add to any classroom lesson. Anyone younger than second grade will need more than one day of work, and precut items might be helpful. Anyone younger than 5th grade you may want to break the lesson up. Do not fear, any K-12 grade level can be successful with this, you just might need to modify what steps they do. Pre-cutting templates for instance might be helpful. Working in small groups may be a good idea. You name it modifications can be made and I'm more than happy to help you come up with those modification. :)
Please see my other paper craft instructables for other ideas as well:
Pirate Paper Craft
The Muffin Man or Chef Paper Craft (EASY)
Swan Paper Craft
Airplane Paper Craft
Geography (where the fairy tales originated from, where they were written...learning the continents, oceans)
Basic body terminology (torso, arms, legs, pelvis)
Following basic directions
Learning how to write expository text, narrative, instructional
Art lesson for any season
Learning new key words (these can very from lesson to lesson)
and MUCH MUCH MORE!
I'd love to hear any ideas you might have for lessons!
Step 1: Materials Needed
Paper (Construction Recommended)
Materials Recommended But Not needed:
Permanent Marker (many colors or one)
Paper is not the only way this gal could be made, some other thoughts on what you could create this guy out of are listed below:
You name it you could likely use it!
Step 2: Cut Out the Templates
I had some old school templates left to me by a former school teacher long ago, I've modified them to make creating paper people easier. This basic design can be used and changed to make other characters. As I work on creating those and different bells and whistles, I'll post those instructions as well.
Step 3: Head
If you like you can draw around the template then cut, I however just hold the template in place then cut away. Do whatever you are comfortable with.
Cut our your template and get your glue ready. On the template you will see a line to place glue to. (the smaller dotted lines). I fold the paper on that line then place the glue.
I glue the top part of the head together, again I used a paper clip to hold it in place. Then glue the neck area together. Again use a paper clip to hold it in place.
Note: It does not matter what color you choose to use for this part, just remember whatever part of the skin is showing should be the same color during the entire project. For this 'able I used peach.
Step 4: Arms & Hands
Cut strips of peach paper and roll for hands. Glue inside the arm.
Step 5: Legs & Socks
Put glue on the outside of each leg and roll them together and hold them in place with a paper clip. Place glue all around the sock inside and roll it around the bottom part of your legs. Use the paper clip already on the leg to hold the leg and sock together while they dry.
Step 6: Petit four & hat ribbon
Take your dress pattern and start cutting out the scallop shaping about a half and inch to an inch up. This can easily be eyeballed. Once you have your cuts, take the hole punch and place holes above each wave. This will give the viewer an idea of lace.
Step 7: Shoes
You will need to fold the paper in half and lay the shoe template on the line. Cut out two pairs of shoes.
Take the shoes and put glue around the inside and glue the shoe around the bottom of the sock. Glue both legs together. I then ppaper clip them into place to the glue holds and also helps hold the shoe on to the legs
Step 8: Hat
Then take the top part of the hat and place glue on the tabs and place it on top of the ribbon.
Step 9: The Dress
I folded the paper in half and laid the dress pattern on the fold and cut. I also cut out the sleeves from the pater.
I put glue over the petit four and glued it on top of the darker purple dress Because I did not ct any more off of the dress template the petit four does not go clear down, and this is what you desire.
Step 10: Hair and Ears
I then, after gluing the hair and ears on, put glue around the top of her head and place on the hat.
Step 11: Jazz the arms
Step 12: Face details
I eyeballed a big grin and cut it out of white paper. On one of the gals I drew eyes on on the other I used white h old punch scrap with blue hold punch scraps and eventually black. I used a marker to make eye lashes and a nose.
I then attached the head to the body/dress. Roll the dress around and glue it in place. Use a paper clip to hold it in place. Then glue the head inside the body frame.
At this stage I take my arms and glue them onto the torso and let them sit a while too form a bond.
Step 13: Putting it all together
Move the body around to see how you want her to stand. It was at this point I thought she needed darker eyes and I added the black paper as well.
Step 14: The End
Remember You can choose any color paper you like, you might also want to use white paper and color the paper using crayons. Just make sure you color before gluing.
I would love to see your paper doll and hear of his/her adventures. Feel free to ask questions I will do my best to help you out and keep your eye out for more paper crafts from me to come!