Easy Doll Magazine or Book

Posted on Jun 9 2015 – 8:09am

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There are many ways to make books for AG dolls. This is not a new way. My grandmother taught me this when I was little. I have since shown this to my children. We are sharing this method because a child can do most of the steps entirely on her own. Both of my daughters (7 & 9) can make these by themselves and love decorating them with catalog cut-outs, stickers or drawings. Best of all they are very proud of what they have made for their dolls.

You will need one sheet of letter size paper, scissors and a glue stick. Letter size paper will yield a 16 page book approximately 2 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ – the perfect size and proportion for AG. There are many other tutorials out there. My instructions have been simplified for kids. So here goes: take one sheet of paper and fold it into fourths both lengthwise and widthwise. It is important to fold precisely and to crease well. Open the sheet and place it in front of you. Make straight cuts as shown in green in the picture below. My girls say they see the letter M. Essentially this is on the fold from one edge to the third block, alternating rows. Then you will accordion fold the blocks(pages). Then the backs of the pages can be lightly glued together with a swipe of a glue stick. This tutorial (http://www.limetart.com/zestblog/index.php/2012/09/step-by-step-mini-book/ ) explains it all pretty well.

Glue together more than one booklet to make a book. Cover with a scrapbook paper, a book printable or catalog cut-outs. Or draw and write. Our dolls have school books, scrapbooks, magazines and chapter books – all made in this simple manner.

Our 9 year old made a Truly Me catalog for her doll just for this brag. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

Brag By: Elaine L.