Slowing Down This Christmas Season (Creative Family Advent 2018)

Christmas is coming, and I am longing to anticipate it with more wonder and joy.  With slowness and purpose, deep gratitude and a supernatural ability to see beyond the busyness into the sacred.  I want us to savor these days as a family and make memories that will last well after the childhood years have…

Free Printable Paper Doll Club Coloring Book

A thank you gift for you!  This beautiful coloring book is 43 pages of drawings by Rosie, Paloma, Kells, and myself.  Enjoy it yourself and/or give it as a gift.  Just print it out, staple it together, and wrap it with a brand new set of gel pens, colored pencils, or crayons.  We are offering…

Share a Story: Creative Family Advent Day 2

Have your children read a story, record it, and text it to a friend or family member today!  Ask them to send you a story back.  Kind of like pen pals, but with audio.  This is what we are doing for Day 2 of The Creative Family Advent. I love hearing these little voices.  Maybe…

Found Object Nativity Scene: Creative Family Advent Day 1

This was a really sweet project.  I told the kids we were going to make a Nativity Scene from found objects.  We bundled up, went out, and started gathering materials.  The picture I had in my head originally is drastically different than our finished product, but I am sooooo happy with the way it came…

Double-The-Puzzles: Family Art Project

Simple, sweet, easy-as-pie art project for kids…  Make a puzzle on the back side of your existing puzzle!  You can literally have double-the-puzzles, not to mention hours of fun for you little ones designing, drawing, and coloring your own one-of-a-kind puzzle. The how-to’s are very simple. 1. Put your puzzle together. 2. Flip it over….

The Princess and The Pea and Beauty and the Beast

Hello from The Paper Doll Club.  We are having some technical difficulties around here.  Our internet has been down off and on for two weeks, which has made uploading impossible, and last week our scanner died.  (See the weird marks on the bottom of Paloma’s drawing)  : ( So, I am going to take the pressure…

Half a Year of Paper Dolls from The Paper Doll Club

It is The Paper Doll Club’s Half-Birthday!  Thanks to all of those who stop by and print out our drawings to color and play with.  It has been a lot of fun for me and the kids. This week, I have to admit, that due to a lot of major transition in our lives (more…

Janie, Rosie, Heidi, and Mae

This week the girls named their paper dolls after themselves.  Not sure why.  Rosie named the cat after her baby sister, Heidi. I love Rosie’s color palette this week.  She drew her pictures on white card stock and painted them with watercolors, then cut them and pasted them onto a piece of brown kraft paper…

Poppy, Lady Leucojum, and Friends

Happy Spring from The Paper Doll Club. I love the girls’ drawings this week.  Rosie’s Poppy has a beautiful pink poppy dress.  I love everything about this doll. Paloma’s little girls are full of rich details.  One of the friends is carrying a basket of easter eggs.  I hope you enjoy playing with these paper…

Miss Vanilla, CatPuppies,The Fox and Rabbit, and Super Bunny

Happy Monday from The Paper Doll Club!  Today we have some sweet paper dolls for you. Miss Vanilla has ice cream for hair and a combination sugar cone/plain cone dress.  If she gets cold, you can put on her strawberry syrup shawl, and if she’d like to go out for some fun, put on her…

Super Bunny Boy, Ninja Bunnies, Baby Sisters, and Girls With Fans

Happy Leap Day!  This is a fun week from The Paper Doll Club.  For all of the little boys who have patiently endured weeks of princesses and very girly paper dolls, this week is for you!  Super Bunny Boy is a fun little guy.  I especially like his skinny rocket pjs.  Hope you will have fun coloring…

Harperella, Hazel, Rose, and King Candy

We have lots of paper dolls for you this week.  I think you will especially like Kells’s cute little guy named King Candy.  He is wearing a birthday cake hat and has a little baby friend.  I love this boy’s drawings. Paloma has another girl named Rose with a  bunny named Rosie.  And Rosie has…