Decorated with sparkly glitter glue and paper doily ruffles, these paper gowns — modeled after the ones worn by Cinderella, Aurora, and Belle — are designed to dress up a tree or wreath. After the holidays, instead of storing them away with the other ornaments, you can let your child use them to mark pages in her favorite storybooks.
Time: 25 minutes
What You’ll Need
- Scrapbook paper (two shades of blue, two shades of pink, two shades of yellow, and white)
- Thin cord
- Glue dots
- Glue stick
- Colored pencils or fine-tipped markers
- Glitter glue
- Small paintbrush
- Paper doily (optional)
How To Make It
- Print and cut out the template pieces. Cut the gown pieces out of scrapbook paper as specified on the templates.
- For each gown, make a hanger out of thin cord and use a glue dot to attach it to the top of the gown back, as shown. Then glue the two gown pieces together back-to-back matching up all the edges.
- Glue a pair of waist ruffles onto the front and back of the Cinderella gown, as shown. Then glue on the sleeve caps.
- For Aurora’s gown, glue on the waist trim pieces (one on each side of the gown). Then glue on the bodice pieces followed by the neckline pieces.
- For Belle’s gown, accordion-fold the skirt ruffle pieces as shown and then glue one to each side of the gown.
- Glue on the gown tops.
- For the finishing touches, draw on additional fold and ruffle lines and let your child accent them with glitter glue. You can even glue a strip cut from a paper doily to the bottom of Cinderella’s gown to create a lacy hem.
Cutting should be done by an adult.