I've got a new DIY for little fashion designers. This version is a bit of a twist on traditional paperdolls and allows quite a bit more creativity. The beauty of this idea is that it only requires 3 readily available materials that you already have in your home: paper, magazines and scissors (or xacto knife).
Step 1: 8x12 white card stock paper. (60 pound to 90 pound paper works just fine). Fold paper in half.
Step 2: Draw the silhouette of a fully dressed doll/girl on 1/2 of the paper. The idea is to create a dress that is large enough to serve as a blank canvas.
Step 3: Now using an xacto knife (or scissors) cut out the dress, legs, shoes and even hair. Those shapes essentially become negative-space windows.
Step 4: Next, hunt for patterns and colors in magazines that can then be chopped into squares, rectangles and strips. Fashion magazines and photography magazines are a great source for interesting patterns and color combinations. See examples below:
And by the way, you can see this and other DIY ideas featured on BKIDS blog, where I'm now a regular craft contributor. (I'm so very thrilled to be part of the BKIDS team! Thank you Irene for giving me this exciting outlet for some of my crafty ideas.)