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Friday, August 26, 2011

Paper Princess

Princess week is coming to a close. So to end it, we made our own paper princesses. We were completely inspired by the book, The Paper Princess by Elisa Kleven. It's a well-loved book in our personal collection and one of the many that showed up in our book basket this week.

The book tells the story of a simple paper princess. She was lovingly drawn and cut out only to blow away in a strong wind. She travels through the wind and loves to see the world. Soon, she realizes that she misses her little girl and searches long and hard to find her again. So, of course, after reading this, I couldn't think of any better art project than making our own paper princesses.

I took some card stock and my Sharpie and drew princesses in the same shape as the one in the book. Then, I let the girls draw and decorate to their heart's content.

They worked hard because after all, their princesses needed to be pretty. I loved the creativity coming from Lizzie. She decided her princess needed to wear rainbow socks and a golden dress!

So, here they are, our version of The Paper Princess... and our new favorite toy!

Linking up to Show and Share Saturday, Link and Learn, Link Your Mess, It's Playtime, Read Explore Learn and The Sunday Showcase      


Radtke Customs said...

This is one of our favorites. We revisit it every summer and take our princesses out flying. We even made pumpkin-head princesses one Halloween.

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

LOVE this story - one of my faves & such a cute craft to go with it! I can just see the imaginative play with the new paper princess dolls.

Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase!

Ms. Jessi said...

What a cute idea! I've never seen that book before, but now I think I'll have to! :)
Thanks for linking up at LINK YOUR MESS!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The dolls are so cute! I don't think I have seen this book before.

Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

SnoopyGirl said...

I had not heard of this book. What a lovely story and craft idea. Thank you for sharing!

Kat said...

I love this book :) Cute post.

Anonymous said...

Elisa Kleven has written and illustrated three books about the Paper Princess, each one lovely and sweet.

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