Beautiful Ballerina Printable Paper Doll

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Beautiful Ballerina Printable Paper Doll
Beautiful Ballerina Printable Paper Doll

Make something lovely for the little girl in your life with the Beautiful Ballerina Printable Paper Doll. While this tutorial lists instructions to make the doll out of felt, you can add tabs and make it out of paper. This free printable paper doll is called "the butterfly" and she loves to dance!

Dress her up for cheerleading or dancing. Your little girl will love to act out scenarios where her doll is putting on a performance. For a great new printable, print this adorable doll.

Also, check out some of her friends shown below!

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueColoring

Project or Page Size8.5 inches x 11 inches

Type of Paper UsedCardstock



These days, printable paper dolls are imaginative and popular toys for children of all ages. However, it might surprise you to find out that paper dolls have been a popular and creative toy for around 200 years. Various versions of paper dolls have been around for about as long as paper has existed.

With adaptions in design by different cultures and religious factions around the world, paper dolls have often been a staple for many groups of people. You might also be surprised to know that paper dolls weren't always designed for children, either.

In around the eighteenth century, France created paper dolls that were designed like human "Jumping Jack" puppets. These puppets were actually popular amongst the wealthy and influential individuals at the time.

Nowadays we can simply print out the dolls and clothes, but before printers existed, these dolls and their clothes were intricately designed, cut, and painted. From humans to animals to furniture, no design is off limits in the paper doll world.

BONUS! Paper Doll Friends

Meet the Snugglebug crew! Below you will find some of this ballerina's best friends. You can get them all and have a paper doll party every time you play!

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This is so sweet! It reminds me of my childhood when I used to play with paper dolls and practice ballet. The perfect combination!


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