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Jun 11, 2011

Waving Paper Doll Tutorial

waving paper doll mechanical card

How to make a waving paper doll card

Download and cut out pieces PDF or DXF or SVG

Create face on paper doll

To make eyes and glasses like mine glue the white eye blanks on the black glasses. Draw eyes and eyeliner with a fine point marker. (Oops, the whites of the eyes didn't show up in this picture!)

waving paper doll mechanical card

Assemble arms and legs

waving paper doll mechanical card

Select the leg pieces you need. I have provided right and left legs with and without a place for the cast. Glue cast to the leg piece.

Glue sleeves to arm pieces.

Fold the separators (connected circles) in half to make two doubled piece. These help the pieces to rotate freely without catching on each other.

Assemble body

Attach a large glue dot to head of a paper fastener (brad). (The glue dot needs to be bigger than the head of the paper fastener.)

Slide a separator onto the paper fastener and push it up to the bottom of the head of the paper fastener, until it adheres to the sticking-out rim of the glue dot.

Put it all together

Slide an arm/leg piece onto the fastener, then the second separator, then the other arm/leg piece. Be sure the arms are facing in the right direction.

waving paper doll mechanical card

Stick head/body piece to glue dot at the X.

waving paper doll mechanical card

Glue shirt and skirt to body, covering the head of the paper fastener.

waving paper doll mechanical card

Poke paper fastener through front of card. Flatten fastener legs in the back, and turn the fastener until the paper doll body is upright on the card. Tape fastener legs in place on the back of the card.

waving paper doll mechanical card

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