Today, I wanted to share with you a beautiful resource for Catholic children- these absolutely charming paper dolls! They are printable, so they can make a great last minute Easter basket filler!
Andrea clearly puts a lot of love into these paper dolls! I can’t even believe how Historically accurate the St. Therese set is. So many images I saw reminded me of photographs I’ve see of her! Check out how much this paper doll looks like St. Therese as a little girl.
And who has seen this famous picture of St. Therese dressed up as St. Joan of Arc? Well, Andrea created an outfit for that, too!
Her outfits go all the way through the convent. Here’s another classic.
Seriously, she must have done so much research to make these. The set includes St. Therese’s dog, as well as many other symbols and trinkets of her childhood.
It also includes a First Communion outfit for her, making her a great option for a First Communion gift!
The St. Therese set is offered in several formats, and is super affordable!
- Printable Articulated St. Therese Set– $1.50
- Printable Complete St. Therese Set– $6.00
- Printable Complete St. Therese Set In Black & White– $5.00
- Complete St. Therese Set, already printed– $12.00
We also printed a copy of the St. Cecilia paper doll. Lydia (my 9 year old) has a special devotion to St. Cecilia.
Lydia loves music, she loves to play the piano, and she has a book of the Saints with a beautiful picture of St. Cecilia that she’s always been drawn to. St. Cecilia is my confirmation Saint, so we do also have a picture of her hanging in our home. Lydia has been St. Cecilia for All Saints’ day twice.
And now, Lydia has a beautiful St. Cecilia paper doll. I love that she has the opportunity to play with one of her beloved Saints in this way- what a gift!
Playing with this doll (A) was cool enough for her brother to come over and join in and (B) prompted all kinds of sounds and instrument imitations from my kids!
I love that she actually came with instruments that are so accurate! My kids have been taking a Classical music class this year, and they were imitating the actual instrument sounds. Here’s Julian “playing” the little paper violin while St. Cecilia dances.
These dolls are so intricate and well done! This St. Cecilia doll is one of Andrea’s “articulated” dolls, which means the arms joints actually move. At first, I was really intimidated by these dolls, thinking they would be hard to cut out and assemble, but I was surprised by how simple it was. The ones that move don’t also have a million outfits, so it’s a lot less cutting than I thought it would be. I printed her on card stock, and connected her with tiny brads.
I was worried that she might be awkward to put together, but they came with great directions and I didn’t have any trouble at all. I also thought that mine might now coming out looking as nice as hers, but it totally did!
Her arms move just right to hold and “play” all of the amazingly detailed instruments she came with!
Lydia has currently had several co-op lessons about the violin, so even though she doesn’t play, she still loves being able to act it out with the St. Cecilia doll. 🙂 Lydia even got the opportunity to try playing a violin thanks to a friend of mine. And yes, there’s a baby in that carrier. My friend is talented in many areas. 😉
This doll sparked her interest even more, and we ended up doing a lesson where we learned the parts of the violin, and the kids all drew one with the different pieces.
I love how she actually has the crown of flowers that can go on her head! No detail is left unaccounted!
The pages also include charming little stories and tid bits about the lives of these Saints, which is just icing on the cake!
They always say that to have a truly credible “review,” you need to think of at least 1 negative thing to say, so here goes: I wish Andrea had more sets of these! 🙂 Here are the sets that she does have:
- St. Therese Paper Doll
- St. Cecilia Paper Doll
- St. Lucy (Lucia) Paper Doll
- St. Nicholas Paper Doll
- St. Agnes Paper Doll
She also has a really beautiful and complete Heidi set, and I can’t wait to utilize her St. Nicholas and St. Lucia paper dolls next Advent! Be sure to browse her Etsy shop for even more awesome printables for Catholic kids!
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post, but I was provided the paper dolls for free. All opinions are my own.Pin It