I’ll admit, I’ve been fascinated with the idea of paper dolls for as long as I can remember. Now, it isn’t a fascination that I have done much with because paper dolls aren’t very manly, especially while I was growing up, and they aren’t very modern. But there was a time when dolls weren’t very manly, then G.I. Joe (affiliate link) came along, and soon after, they were known as action figures. Paper dolls could go the same route, so I decided to try my hand at making some. And so, for this Easter, I offer up the Penguin Paper Doll.
This paper doll is a penguin that comes with two pages of clothing; really 1.5 pages, but who’s counting? You get to download the art and color it, so you can create different styles of outfits. I used “Easter Parade” (affiliate link) with Judy Garland and Fred Astaire as the template for the hat and dress. (You’ll need to cut a slit in the hat and put it over the penguin’s head.) There are bunny ears and baskets and a duck cap!
Most of the clothes attach the way they used to: simply fold the tab over the body of the doll. Use the coupon code “Easter2020”, which gives you $1 off your order, and you should be able to download them for free through American Easter 2020. If you enjoy these paper dolls, let me know, and I’ll add to the clothing and costume line!