Fun Crafts with Your Digital Camera

Use your digital camera to create cool crafts -- you won't believe how easy they are to make!

Magnetic Paper Dolls

Your fashionista stars in a photo shoot, then uses her pics to make a paper doll. How awesome is that?

What You Need

  • Printable magnetic paper
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife

To Make

Your child will need a tight-fitting basic outfit like a cami and underpants or a leotard, plus a few of her favorite outfits.

Have your child dress in the basic outfit and strike a pose against a wall with her arms and legs spaced out a bit. She'll be repeating this pose for each photo, so use masking tape to mark where her feet should be on the floor. Set your camera on a desk or tripod so it takes each photo from the same distance.

Start shooting! First, photograph her in her basic outfit. Then snap photos of her in different clothes. All photos must be in the same pose.

Load photos onto your computer and choose your favorites. Select 8-x-10-size prints. Set your printer to its photo setting. For each photo, insert one sheet of magnetic paper into your printer and print.

Cut your child out of the first photo to create the doll. Then cut out each individual piece of clothing from the other photos. Use a craft knife to get around tough spots.

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