A few weeks ago we were approached by the lovely people at Folksy's blog to contribute to their summer holiday children's craft tutorials. The little foxes and I had had such a good time last school holidays making paper dolls from Sweet Paul's website, that I fancied designing a paper doll for Mrs Fox's.
So here are Evie & Rex in paper:
Their design is a mash up of Evie and Rex our handmade dolls that we sell on Folksy, my beautiful little girl Una May and her dog Bea. If you'd like to make your own you can download the template from Folksy, paint cut out and play. Super simple to make, great for the school holidays.
All You Will Need is:
paper & card
paint, coloured pencils or pens
1. Download the PDF (2 pages; Evie & Rex and one page of her clothes) print onto white paper.
2. Colour Evie, her friend Rex the dog and her clothes however you wish.
3. To make Evie and Rex stand up, glue then onto card - you can use an old cereal box it’s the right thickness. Leave a strip of card about 3cm wide at the bottom that you can fold into a stand - see below:
|TIP: I cut Evie out roughly first, leaving 1/2cm of white paper around the edge. Then I glued her to the card. Once she'd dried I cut her out again, this time trimming right up to the edge of the doll.|
4. Cut out Evie’s clothes and fold the tabs over the edge of the doll to dress her. Have fun designing and making your own outfits for Evie.
Making the paper Evie has also fed into the design process of the party gang cloth dolls which are about to go through a bit of a makeover. Just as soon the school holidays are over!
All our designs are entirely our own so please leave a comment below if you do decide to download them - we just love a little love!