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Life Size Paper Doll

ages 3-6


Big piece of butcher paper, scissors, Sharpie pen, paint and/or markers, construction paper, wrapping paper, any other fun paper, glue.

Activity Detail

Take a long piece of butcher paper and have your child lie down on top of it (his or her entire body needs to fit within the edges with a good margin around the sides). Trace around your child's body with a Sharpie. When your child stands up, you will have an outline that you and your child can dress and decorate however you wish. My daughter and I drew her face; cut out her hair and shoes from construction paper; and cut out her dress from wrapping paper. My daugher then decorated the rest -- jewelry, socks, even a bow for her hair. She and I created a representation of what she looked like at that age, but you can do whatever you and your child wish! The best part is that you have a nice keepsake and your child has a cool poster for her wall.


amyanddaniel said:

What a cute activitiy that can be used to decorate my son's room.

- Posted on Jun 5, 2007

Andrea said:

You can also let your child play this game with one of his toys or stuffed animals. Let him trace the outlines of his favorite teddy and then decorate it.

- Posted on Jun 9, 2007

amyfauss said:

You can also incorporate special skills and memories into this project. For example, next to the hands you could note when your child learned to write his/her name, or next to the shoes could could write when they learned to tie their own shoes.

- Posted on Jul 19, 2007

cbejzak said:

This is great for kids of many different ages.

- Posted on Aug 28, 2007

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