Maybe this is more of a disconnect from the boring business of acting like an adult, but today I am going to make paper dolls. Because they are connected to each other and also ridiculously cute. I’m sure I read somewhere that it’s a good idea to connect with ones inner child every so often so we’ll just call this artistic therapy and leave it at that.
This is a long strip of card stock paper in shocking pink. I leave the choice of paper quality and color up to your personal preference. Nothing is written in stone here. Fold it in half width-wise three times, and then using the fold lines as guides, fold it back and forth accordion style until your fingers hurt and it looks like this.
Then fold it up flat again with the four folded edges where you’ll do your cutting. If you’re very adventurous you can just cut it free hand and see what happens, or you can draw something like this as a guide.
Find some big sharp heavy-duty scissors and cut this out. It’s all coming back to you, right? Now we all remember why we never used heavy card stock paper with those blunt and awkward little-kid scissors.
Taa Daa! A normal person might stop now, after admiring this for a sufficient ego-stroking amount of time, but the child in me can’t seem to leave well enough alone.
There, now we’re done, because we’ve added awesome hair (some of it appears to be facial), big smiles, cute dresses and colorful mary-janes.
Come on, wasn’t this a lot more fun than a post about connecting to some dumb social network like Facebook or Twitter? Never mind that it will be connected to both of these when I hit the publish button. That’s completely beside the point.
Did you make these, or some variation of them when you were little? What have you done today that’s completely silly but insanely fun?
Cin’s Feb Challenge Day 24 – Connect