Winter Days in the Big Woods.
Just as Ma cut out paper dolls for her girls, I was inspired. Last year, I found all sorts of vintage paper doll books at the thrift store. Yes, the price tag on that Daisy book says fifty-five cents!
Not knowing if M, age 4 would appreciate that adorable Daisy doll and not wanting to cut a beautiful vintage book, I made a colored copy of just two pages. I printed Daisy on cardstock, but the clothing is just on regular paper so that M could work with them easily.
M was so excited as I was cutting out the dolls. She knew immediately that they were paper dolls like Laura and Mary's.
These dolls were used well for only about a day. I probably should encourage her to use them again, or use some of the other pages from the Daisy book. Maybe we'll do that today!
They are so cute! In one outfit, she is using an artist's palette. In another she has a kitty in her apron. Just like Laura and Mary, she even uses a candle!
Maybe you are more creative and could draw your own for your child. I think it'd be fun to create outfits out of scrapbook paper or wallpaper.
~Please know that I do not know if this is a violation of the copyright of this book. Yes, it's out of print, and this was just for personal use. I just wanted to make sure I shared that, in case you considered doing the same thing.~
We really enjoy the Little House series. If you peek at my book list of the books I'm reading/listening to this year, then you know that we've been listening to the chapter books. I really appreciate them, but the picture books are perfect for a four year old! I highly recommend checking your library, bookstore, or Amazon for the My First Little House picture books!
Check out these great blogs for other inspiration! Though this is not a true craft, it does let my little girl use her imagination!
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