Printable paper dolls | How About Orange

January 15, 2010

Printable paper dolls

If you know some little girlies who might enjoy paper dolls, here are links to download and print a couple sets. This is a more kid-centric post than usual, but I bet it will stir up happy memories for a lot of us.

Meet Clementina. She even comes with bee and raccoon outfits, because you never know when dressing up like a bee might be a good idea. (The charming site Kireei.com is in Spanish; I've linked to it through Google Translate. When the page loads, click "Cuts" to see the dolls.)

Update: For those having trouble downloading, go to the untranslated site, click "Recortables", then "English," and finally "Descargar".

The May 1951 issue of McCall's magazine introduced Betsy McCall paper dolls. Download ten years of Betsy and her wardrobe right here.

52 comments:

D Sparks said...

This really did bring back some fond memories. As my maiden name is McCall, I grew up loving Betsy and claimed her as my own.

Lynn said...

Very very nice. Thanks. I still like dolls of all kinds and I'm a grandmother. :) Lynn

Kasia said...

i loved paper dolls when i was little girl! great memories :)

Jessica said...

Thanks! I am always looking for cute little things to send to my sponsored child in Nicaragua - I'm sure she will love Clementina

Grandma G said...

Remind me about these when Courtney gets a little older, okay? ;)

Bek said...

I may just need to print a bunch off for several little girls I know - perhaps even set a few aside for when my daughter decides paper isn't tasty anymore.

Curlywiggles said...

These are cute! Thanks for sharing.

Sara Hamilton said...

You can buy paper dolls from New Hope Publications of Catholic saints! Pretty cool. www.newhop-ky.org

Jen Craun said...

beautiful link -- Clemintina is lovely. I cannot get her to download, but I will continue to try!

live a colorful life said...

I would love to download clementina, but I can't get it to work either. But so cute!

Daisy said...

For those having trouble, I was able to download it from the actual site but not from the translated version - go to http://www.kireei.com/goodies and click on "recortables", then click on "English" and then "descargar".

Jess said...

Thanks, Daisy. I've updated the post!

MilewskiFamily said...

aww! how adorable. Love it! thanks for posting!

CitricSugar said...

These are so cute! How about printing them on magnetic sheets - you could play with them on the fridge and they might last a little longer...

elena said...

I love paperdolls! thank you..

Liz said...

@Jessica I also have a sponsored child in Nicaragua! As soon as I saw this post and that the dolls had Spanish directions, I thought of my "daughter". She'll love them!

SawoKecik said...

I love it, I love paper dolls ... thank you

Anonymous said...

I was reading the little blurbs that went along with the Betsy McCall paperdoll and thought, "Gee, in July, 1951 Betsy knocks off her puppy." See if you can see how.

Marianne said...

These are really cute. Thank you for the link.

Sara said...

Oh! Clementina and her outfits are absolutely the cutest thing on earth :)

FeeMail said...

Oh, this is so cool. Thanks for the link!

suesueb said...

I rarely remember younger school days (I hated school) but I distinctly remember this day when we all got a Betsy McCall paper doll at school. How I wish I still had her and you've fulfilled that wish! Thanks so, so much for sharing!!

Carol & Eddy said...

I love paper dolls. Thanks for posting the links!

Madge said...

I love these! heading over now to download them...

Grandma G said...

CitricSugar, I have some magnetic sheets (thanks, Jess) just sitting around waiting for the perfect project. I think you've found it! Thanks for the idea!

Nessimonster said...

I'm positively swooning over the Betsy McCall dolls. Always look forward to your posts in my inbox!

Trac said...

talk about memory lane. I was born in 69 but my mom had the 60's edition of the dolls that we kept at my grandparent's house for me to play with. I can't wait to print these and introduce them to future generations

Jenni said...

Hi Jessica! I happen to love design sites and just happened to stumble across yours- and I absolutesly love it! Great ideas and love the printables! These paper dolls are great!
*Jenni

Kathleen said...

What fun! My sister and I played with these when we were growing up. Our grandmother cut them out of her magazines. So fun to have a chance to play with them with my grandchildren!

Annie Pazoo said...

I remember the Betsy McCall paper dolls with great fondness (okay, not 1951, but still). I think my older sister had cut these out, or maybe I found them in some magazines my mom had stashed in the basement when I was little. But, I loved them.

Kaylovesvintage said...

wonderful, I guess I have to buy a printer

arajendale said...

Thanks! I will be printing for my niece :)

L'Astuce à l'Oreille said...

I really loved those dolls when I was a child... what a pity I'm not anymore !

Silvia said...

Hi :) I love your blog!!

Kissies

mommyholly said...

Oh how much do I LOVE paper dolls???!!! :) I used to play with them all the time with my sister and we had the best time. Think I can force my 5-year old son to play with these with me??? hehe! xoxox Holly

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

Very cute! I will have to print these out for my daughter!

Is it ok if I link to your blog at some point from mine for these? This could be a fun printable for me to post, but I will link back to your blog, promise.

Kari said...

Thanks for posting this. I have 4 girls and they love paper dolls, this post is a paper doll goldmine!

Hot Deal said...

Thanks! I am always looking for cute little things to send to my sponsored child in Nicaragua

Jess said...

Simply Designing, sure, link away!

ILikePaperCutting said...

oh I love paper dolls. It was my favourite childhood game. Can't find it for my daughter to play nowadays. Thanks.

Elie's Papel said...

very very cute all of them... i remember having tons of them when i was a kid... ;)

Chandeen said...

Thanks for posting this. I have great memories of paper dolls from Dover books. I had so much fun.

Becky said...

Clementina is sure cute but I grew up on Betsy McCall!!
Thanks!

Holly said...

Those are the cutest! I mean, come on, who wouldn't want to be a racoon some of the time?! Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

I loved Betsy McCall! & I remember cutting out pictures from the Sears Catalog so that I could give Betsy an extended family.

And I remember my Uncle Robert's girlfriend giving me her attic load of paper dolls, jeez, far too long ago.

Playing with paper dolls fueled my passion for clothing design.

Thank you for the pleasant stroll down memory lane.

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

thanks for sharing these CUTE printable dolls! My daughter will love them!

I also wanted to let you know that I featured these on my blog today. I put two links to your website, your name and gave the credit to you of course!

I hope that is ok.

Feel free to check out my blog and your feature and grab an "I've been featured at" button if you like. www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

Thanks for the GREAT ideas!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Super fun! I did this with a dog at Halloween. I had to make them large and easy for the little ones to cut.
http://www.livinglocurto.com/2009/10/halloween-doggie-dress-up-free-printables/

We printed them on magnetic paper then played with them on the fridge and a cookie sheet. I'll have to print these for my daughter. She'll love some new ones.

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Rasmussen Family said...

I would love these for my daughter but I can't get them to print right. They are too cute!

Anonymous said...

thank u so much. I've some ideas for my dear sis's birthday from urs. Thanks again:)

Sage Mandzik said...

I just came across this link but it seems the clementine paper dolls are no longer available? Any idea on how to get this to work? I just love them :)

Jessica Jones said...

I don't know, I'm afraid. It looks like they've been removed.

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