Free Printable Dolls, Toys, and Games

Five years ago, when my teenager was still a little girl, I found a link to a free printable set of paper dolls. I was drawn to the set because I recognized it from my own childhood. I printed the dolls on card stock and the clothes on paper and my daughter and I enjoyed them very much. It was a neat way to do something creative together. Would you like to have your own set of paper dolls? Get them here.

This is the back cover of "The Ginghams Paper Doll Book", 1976, Whitman #1985, illustrated by Susan Morris.

This is the back cover of “The Ginghams Paper Doll Book”, 1976, Whitman #1985, illustrated by Susan Morris.

A few years later I found a paper city set. My daughter was by then old enough to babysit for a young friend, so we printed out Paper Paris from Made by Joel and the girls read “Madeline” and played with the paper city. Once again, I printed the pieces on card stock and a good time was had by all. You can print your own paper city here.

Paris paper city by Made by Joel

Paris paper city by Made by Joel

Today I discovered a whole list of printable board games. I haven’t tried any of them yet, but I noticed that several seem to be historically based and the home school mom in me is intrigued. My kids would have loved these a few years ago. I miss those play-to-learn days! You can investigate the list here.

Wouldn’t it be fun to surprise a young person with a set of paper dolls or a paper city or a game, to prepare the pieces together, and to play together? What adventures might you have? This could be a great, affordable birthday gift or “just because” surprise.

How will you enjoy these free printables?

3 responses to “Free Printable Dolls, Toys, and Games

  1. I’ve always loved paper dolls and playing dolls in general. My sister and cousins and I spent many many hours this way. I still have some of the paper dolls we made…we drew them ourselves and colored them in, usually based off characters in books we read. Or we made them with clothes pins and bits of fabric. We’d cut the Betsy McCall ones out of magazines.

    Not surprisingly my three girls all enjoyed paper dolls too. We have several historic sets bought on vacation while traveling. I have never printed any off, though of course they are older than your girl. Are you printing them in color? Or are they just black and white outlines for the child to color in? I will remember for when the grandchildren are old enough.

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