Paper Doll Angels Pattern
Please read all instructions before
beginning your paper doll angels.
Step 1. The pattern fits on
one piece of standard or A4 copy paper. You can fold and cut the paper
doll angels on the same piece of paper that you print
it on, or trace it onto other paper if your printer
will not accept the paper you choose to use. The
completed cutting measures approximately 6 inches tall
by 9 inches wide.
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Doll Angels Pattern
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Note: The instructions for
the paper doll angels are not included on the pattern itself.
Folding the Paper Doll Angels
Step 2. Cut the edge of the paper off
even with the side of the paper doll angels pattern
(indicated in photo by the red line).
Fold the paper along the inside edge of the paper doll
angels pattern (indicated by the dotted blue line) with the printed side on the outside of
the fold. Continue to fold the paper as you would fold
a paper fan. The pattern will make a chain of 7 paper
doll angels across a regular size sheet of copy paper
(8½ x 11inches or size A4 paper).
Of course if you wish to have a chain of fewer paper
doll angels, only make as many folds as you desire.
Note: When folding your paper, it seems
that after the first fold, the tendency is for the consecutive folds to come out just a hair wider than
the last. It's a good idea to practice making a few
folds on a separate sheet of scrap paper before
folding your paper with the paper doll angels printed
pattern on it.
Tip: If you want to make your folds
as straight as possible, lay the paper on a smooth flat surface.
Place a ruler along the fold line and run the blunt side of a butter
knife (NOT the serrated side) along the straight edge of the
ruler with just enough pressure to lightly score (not cut or tear)
the paper. This will provide a nice straight edge that will fold
easily when you gently pinch it between your thumb and index finger.
Step 3. Once you have the desired amount of
folds, cut the paper even along the last edge.
Cutting out the Paper
Step 4. Sharp scissors
help tremendously when cutting out paper doll angels.
Curved fingernail scissors are excellent for this
craft as they make it easy to cut
curves and sharp angles. Simply cut along the lines of
the paper doll angels pattern, leaving the open spaces
at the top and bottom of the wings and the bottom of
the gown uncut so that the paper doll angels remain
attached to one another.
Note: Work slowly as
this is a delicate project, especially around the halo. It is very
easy to cut too far if you cut too quickly.
Step 5. After cutting, carefully
unfold your paper doll angels and flatten them by
pressing the folds of the paper open with your
for your Paper Doll
These paper doll
angels are a fun project for children; however,
you can also cut your paper doll angels out of onion
paper or any other type of decorative paper, then
attach them to a contrasting color of background paper
and frame them for a handsome and elegant gift or heirloom. The
thinner your paper is, the easier your paper doll
angels will be to cut. Be
sure to always test on some scrap paper before using
any kind of glue on your paper doll angels, as some
glue will show through or wrinkle the paper when dry.
Double sided tape is one option for attaching your
paper doll angels to a background and double sided
foam tape also works very nicely, as the paper doll
angels are held up off of the background paper and
cast a faint shadow on the background paper which
gives a nice effect.
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