Collectible Paper Dolls: Perfect for the Young and Young at Heart
Most girls have their favorite dolls. The collectible paper dolls may just be one of the few, but this type certainly has a following among young girls and young at heart.
What are the Paper Dolls?
Simple, these are figures that are made out of paper or a cardboard that have been around for over two hundred years.
If one cannot get hold of the commercially available ones, then make your own. Even young girls can create their own paper dolls. All they need to have are cardboard, scissors and a lot of imagination. This would truly allow them to enjoy their toys because they have made it and at the same time, show off some artistic struts while they are still young.
Paper Dolls may also be called fashion dolls, as it is its main purpose when you have one. Along with the cut-out dolls, come assortments of clothes that you can clip on to the doll or use the clothes’ folding tabs to stick them to the doll.
Other versions may come with plastic stands for more enjoyment, they even have accessories like bags, hats, shawls, whatever the girls would love to have for themselves, they can make it up for these dolls, a truly perfect fit for budding fashionistas or those who are just appreciative of what’s beautiful to the eyes.
Paper Dolls as an Art Form
This type has become collectibles through time because of the artists that have turned it into art form. Because it is made out of a material with a short lifespan, people have learned to collect especially those that have vintage designs that are becoming rare through time.
It may be made from a light material but can still be collected as long as you take the proper care and situate it on a safe place. Make sure it is out of insects and rodents’ touch because once it has become damaged or dirty, it will be hard to restore because of the material that it is made out of.
Reasons for Success
Inexpensive, easy to use and safe may be the first reasons why this type has become popular over time and is still being manufactured up to this day.
This type of doll has been seen on advertisements, different magazines and newspapers. And to the utter enjoyment of its fans, prominent figures like celebrities were used on it as pattern or design, even popular characters that kids most love. Just imagine how fun it would be dressing up your favorite celebrity and putting accessories to such, the owner be the boss.
Evolution through Time
As time goes by, the quality of paper dolls has improved and the designs have become varied so that its fans would have a lot to choose from.
With today’s technology, popular designs of paper dolls can also be seen on the Web. Young girls can have a look at it and have their own virtual paper dolls. We never know what still might be discovered but one thing is for sure, these dolls are here to stay.
As long as there are girls who love beauty and fashion, as long as there are moms who allow these girls cultivate their imagination, collectible paper dolls will continue to evolve and improve on the quality while providing enjoyment and sheer fun to its fans.