Flat people: make a quick and easy homemade paper doll family from a cereal box and cardboard roll.
Remember the simple joy of playing with paper dolls when you were a child? Well, you can provide your hooligans with a set of their own, by making a set of flat people with a few simple household items.
To make your paper doll family, you’ll need:
- Thin cardboard or sturdy card stock
- a couple of toilet paper or paper towel tubes
- fine point marker
I used a light weight cardboard box for my flat people, and one paper towel roll was enough for me to make the bases for all of the dolls that I made on this day.
Now cut out as many pieces as you will need for your family of flat people. I cut some of my pieces shorter than the others. Those will become the baby and the pets.
Now draw your family members on those pieces. They don’t have to be fancy. Simple is best in my books. Add in a few small animals for fun.
You can leave your flat people as is, or have your child paint or colour them.
So far I’ve left this year’s set as is, but on a rainy day, when we’re looking for something to do, I’ll have the hooligans jazz ’em up.
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