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Paper dolls are flat, they're ephemeral, and they are as varied in form and history as are three-dimensional dolls. You'll find some of the best free, printable paper dolls here!

The History And Charm of Paper Dolls
Join our guest columnist Roma M. Welsh for this fun look into the world of paper dolls. Find out all about the history of paper dolls and why they are so alluring to collectors today.

Virtual Barbie Paper Doll
Its an online "virtual" paper doll! Dress Barbie and her friends in Fashion Avenue outfits online!

American Girl Paper Dolls
Free, high-quality paper dolls from the American Girl Doll Company! You'll need Shockwave 7.0 or higher to play.

Barbara--Old Fashioned Girl
Nice old-fashioned littler girl and clothes to print out, from Lynndyl Woods

Sailor Moon Paper Dolls
Free, printable Sailor Moon paper dolls of Sailor, some clothes and accessories.

History of Paper Dolls
History, secondary market and more information on paper dolls.

Nostalgic Barbie Paper Dolls
Roma M. Welsh helps us focus on Nostalgic Barbie Paper Dolls, including the paper dolls of Peck Aubrey.

Betsy McCall Paper Doll Page
Incredible information-filled site on Betsy McCall Paper Dolls; lots of photos, chronology.

Shirley Temple Paper Doll
An official Shirley Temple Paper Doll from Twentieth Century Fox! Free to print out, with lots of clothes, too! A very nice paper doll.

Making Friends Paper Dolls
These free, print-out paper dolls are fun! you pick the basic body, the hair color and other features, then the theme you want to use to dress your doll. Hours of fun!

Bernstein Bear Paper Dolls
Great print-out paper dolls for your favorite  pre-schooler.

The Chibiusa Paper Doll
Another fabulous, interactive paper doll from The Dynamic Web Pages--this time, the Sailor Moon known as "Chibiusa", or Chibi Moon. On IE, you can drag and click clothes for the paper doll to wear online.

Barbie Paper Dolls
Created by Irene from the Fashion Design Software program, Barbie paper dolls to print out.

Guidelines for Selling Your Paper Doll Collection
How to sell your paper dolls from OPDAG.

History of Paper Dolls from OPDAG
Excellent, in-depth article on the history of paper dolls from OPDAG.

My Fair Lady Paper Dolls
You'll love the fantastic historical costumes. Free to print out and color.

Gallery of Paper Dolls from OPDAG Members
The talent in this group is overwhelming--artistic paper dolls in many styles and from several historic periods.

I Love Paper Dolls!
Free Paper Dolls and clothes to print out. Created by the artist of Wren Rose Rubber Stamps.

Antique China Doll Paper Doll
Frin Gayle's Paper Doll Page. Slow loading but cute--with little red boots and two dresses, hats, and a reticule

Billy Ray Paper Dolls
Print out country star Billy Rae and some outfits, plus a Tish paper doll and clothes.

The Black Lady Paper Dolls
Its an interactive Sailor Moon online Paper Doll--what more could ou ask? Click and dress!

Brecklein Paper Miniatures
Join the paperdollnews online group, attend a convention or find a paper doll club.

Gayle's Paper Doll Page
What a lovely paper doll page! Many great paper dolls to pring out of many types. Including the archives, there are about 25 free print-out paper dolls here.

The History of Betsy McCall Paper Dolls
Excellent resource with innumerable photos of the Betsy McCall paper dolls that have appeared in magazines since 1951. From Auntie.com

Hollywood Paper Dolls
Colbert, Crawford, Loy and Stanwyck paper doll cut-out books to purchase, plus information about the artist who created the dolls.

Kristina's Printable Betsy McCall Paper Dolls
More fantastic printable Betsy McCall Paper Dolls

Marilee's Paperdolls Page
Incredible site with tons of printable paper dolls!

Paper Dolls
Site of paper doll artist Lucinda Durbin.

Paperdolls by Lucinda C. Durbin
Original paper dolls for sale by artist Lucinda C. Durbin. Many of dolls--a poupee, a cloth doll, a Shirley temple and others. For purchase (no free print outs).

Paper Doll Artist Brenda Sneathen Maddox
Home page of paper doll artist Brenda Sneathen Maddox.

Paper Doll Neighborhood
Featuring historically costumed artist paper dolls.  Free printable paper doll.

Printable Paper Dolls
More printable, free paper dolls. From the About Guide to Crafts for Kids.

Preservation, Storage and Display of Paper Dolls
Comprehensive article on proper care of paper dolls from OPDAG.

Robert Tonner Betsy McCall Paper Dolls
Incredible information-filled site on Betsy McCall Paper Dolls; lots of photos, chronology.

United States Historical Society Paper Dolls
Includes a By-Lo Baby, a Grace Kelly paper doll, an Audrey Hepburn doll, and many other historical paper dolls for free print out.

Tom Tierney
Site devoted to well-known paper doll artist Tom Tierney. Paper dolls may be purchased here.

Victorian Paper Doll
Fun Victorian paper doll to print, cut and color from the Public Museum of Grand Rapids.

Vintage Fashion Paper Dolls
Paper doll artist Brenda Sneathen Mattox offers original vintage fashion paper dolls for purchase.

A Doll Collector's Alphabet
Doll Collecting at About.com, Ellen Tsagaris, Collectible Dolls, Antique Dolls, Ancient Dolls, Rag, Cloth, Barbie, Fashion Dolls, French, German

Fabulous Fragments
art dolls, doll shards, art from found objects, Mary Hillier Dolls and Dollmakers, Joseph Cornell, Bebe Marie, misfit dolls, paper dolls, mixed media, shadowbox, damaged dolls

Shirley Temple Tribute
Shirley Temple, beloved child star and inspiration for many dolls and collectibles died today at age 85.

Valentine Dolls
Valentine Dolls are gifts from the heart; they include Cupids, angels, Raggedy Ann, Dream Pets, Beanies, and Kamar Dolls, along with Barbies and more.

Beating the Winter Blahs with Dolls
Doll collecting is a terrific way to take the chill out of winter and beat the winter blues.

Dolls for Washington's Birthday-Emma Clear, Effanbee, More
George and Martha Washington have been reinvented as dolls by many companies, and are popular cross over collectibles with political memorabilia collectors.

Review: SIS International Fair Trade Store
Lovers of folk dolls and folk art will be awed and inspired by the wonderful selection at SIS Fair Trade, centrally located with generous hours of business so everyone can visit. The scents of coffee, chocolate and incense gently waft through the air as you shop an amazing selection of international merchandise that includes many types of dolls, toys, figurines, puppets, and miniatures.

The Japanese Doll Festival

Doll Collecting and Contemporary Culture
Today, doll collecting in all its aspects is attracting publicity in social media, popular culture and American Society.

Hinges and Hearts: A Group Written Doll Poem
Here is what happens when a group of doll lovers get together to help your guide brainstorm a poem; read on, inspired by Hinges, Hearts, and Metal Dolls.

My Three Collections
My Doll Collection ranges from The Sublime to the Ridiculous; all are my Favorites! From French Bisque to Kleenex, dolls make up three branches of one lifelong collection.

Doll Books on Kindle Part I

Dolls on Kindle, Part II
Part II showing a sample of books on dolls and toys from my Kindle library.

Dolls and Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" not only has inspired doll artists since its publication, it also features dolls and doll making.

Barbie gets Girl Scout's Badge and Makes Sports Illustrated's Cover
Barbie joins The Girl Scouts and poses for Sports Illustrated amid lively controversy and publicity.

More about Paper Dolls

Review: Abernathy's

Ritual Figures, Relgious Figures, Holiday Dolls

Toy Soldiers
Comprehensive history of toy soldiers as they relate to dolls, play, history, and literature,

The Doll Files
Documenting your doll collection and preserving ephemera creates an interesting side collection.

Review: Eagle Estate Brokers [EEB] Flea Market
Indoor Flea Market with a Historic Past with unlimited doll hunting opportunities

So, You Want to Write a Doll Book?
metal dolls, doll books, authors, doll magazines, research

So, You want to Write a Doll Book? Part III
The story of how I wrote a doll book continues, with help from Mary Hillier and others.

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