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How To Make Paper Dolls

Making paper doll chains is a fun thing to with the family, especially if you have small children who enjoy crafts.


  • Step 1: Unfold the paper and see the paper dolls all lined up, connected by holding hands. Trim or color the dolls any way you like.
  • FACT: As of 2010, the smallest origami crane in the world was made by Naito Akira of Japan, using plastic film and a microscope.
  • TIP: If you're making a girl, shape the lower body like a skirt and include long hair. If you're making a boy, keep the body straight and the hair short.
  • Step 2: Cut out half of the shape of a person, cutting along the fold. Start in the bottom corner with the leg, and then, moving upward, the body, the arm, and finally the head.
  • Step 3: Fold the piece of paper in half width-wise, making sure the corners meet, and crease again. Then fold it in half again, in the same direction, and make another crease.
  • Step 4: Fold the sheet of paper in half lengthwise, and make a firm crease. Cut the paper in half along the crease and set one half aside.

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