Paper dolls and other paper toys

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From comes this box-shaped leprechaun toy:


From comes this paper doll:

This leprechaun is somewhat older:

… while this one is younger, again:

I am not even sure if this is a leprechaun, but it is a fun character:

This one is my personal favorite:


I did not post much lately, so here are a couple of links:

A fun mouse PD here


and equally cute sword-wielding mice paper toys here.

Mouse Guard Paper Toys

Japanese Ad Agency Reinvents Advertising for Funeral Services1The basic skeleton was from a Japanese ad for funeral services. I changed it to a very unusual jumping jack, if you cut out the pieces and add 6 split pins.

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Sharon from Sharon’s Sunlit memories was pleased to see that my previous entry contained something from Huisgenoot, a magazine she encountered as a child in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe, nowadays). Here is the only other Huisgenoot item I have that is related to this blog’s topic.

shelf elf


Here is my oldest clearly dated paper doll. It was printed in Jack and Jill magazine for August 1958. It is also the oldest paper doll/ paper toy pictures in my collection, as these are reprints of paper toys from the 1890s.

Jack and Jill August 1958a

D is for dance: 
D for dance
D is for Dog:
d for dog
D is for double-sided:
Double-sided paper dolls have a front-and backside, and their clothing fold around both sides. The clothing on the Flower Fairies Paper Doll Book, inspired by Cecily Mary Barker, is doubly double-sided: Not only does it fold to both the front and back, but it is printed on both sides of the paper too. This is so that the inside back can have the front of the wings.

 D for Double-sided

D is for Duck:
 D for Duck

This is my paper dragon:

The first two photos are the paper model, the 3rd and 4th are the dragon after being cut and folded, and the completed dragon.

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This is a paper model I designed some time ago, of a goldfish.

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