A paper doll for a special boy


My nephew’s birthday is coming up so I spent some time working on something very special for him. I’ve always wanted to paint a set of paper dolls, and he’s such a sensitive and wonderful little kid who would appreciate a little mini-him that he can dress up and take on adventures!

I specifically included some of his favorite shirts – Thomas the Tank Engine, Paw Patrol, and so on. I loved designing and painting his real life clothes – it was so much fun!

When I was a little girl I LOVED paper dolls so much. I remember all the little clothes and stuff – then I grew up and was obsessed with KiSS dolls – do you remember those? They were little dolls in an app you could play with on your computer. I remember spending ages getting the clothes to line up on the doll JUST perfectly (on some dolls the clothes snapped to position). They were amazing – looks like the webpage is still up sorta! At some point I want to make a KiSS doll even though nobody plays with them anymore just so I can live out a childhood dream of mine. 🙂 And in the meantime I at least got to make a real paper doll!

Bye bye, Paper Nathan!

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