Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Iron Craft #11: Paper

This week's challenge:

"Let’s have a materials challenge! Find your inner Dr. Russ and create something beautiful using paper. You can use any kind of paper you want, tissue, wrapping, freezer, even card stock or cardboard." (Courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)

Seriously... Dr. Russ is a genius when it comes to paper crafts. If only I could channel some of that talent.

But alas, I have zero talent or creativity when it comes to crafts with paper.

Luckily, my daughter does!

I happened to remember one paper craft that I really enjoyed as a child. My family used to drive up to Edmonton once or twice a year for my check ups and the road trip was super long - at least for a kid. My mom used to buy me books full of paper dolls to play with to keep me entertained throughout the trip.

So I decided to introduce paper dolls to my little girl.

I found a really cool website called Paper Thin Personas that is dedicated to paper dolls. So cool!

Lane and I picked out one of our favourites from the black and white collection. Mine was boho chic (the doll on the right) and Lane's was frocks and gowns (doll on the left). We coloured all the various clothes and accessories and I cut them all out. My cutting skills are a little rough. The only left handed scissors we have in the place are designated for fabric, so I used the right handed ones. Needless to say, the cutting is neither straight or accurate.

But we were still able to have a fashion show with our paper dolls. Lane wasn't very fussy about having all of her tabs folded properly as you can see in the above photo. She thought that since she coloured them, they were fine on the outside of the gown. I guess she has a point.


We had tons of fun making and displaying our paper dolls. I have a feeling that we'll be back to that website every couple of weeks to make new ones. They have tons and tons to choose from and it looks like they add more every week. Yay!

To visit all the paper crafts from the Iron Crafters, please check out the Flickr Group.

1 comment:

kat said...

I love sites like that! For another fun free paper craft site with the kids try, http://www.cubeecraft.com/ I used to keep my nephews busy for hours with these.