History Paper Dolls to Dress

 7 History Paper Dolls to dress and collect

Evacuee, Victorian, Regency, Tudor, Medieval, Viking and Roman Dolls

Photo of a Historical Paper Doll being dressed

Dressing an Historical Paper Doll


The dolls came about because of a conversation I had with an old friend over lunch one day.  We were talking about our childhoods and she said, ‘Do you remember the paper dolls we used to play with and the fun we had with them?’ and when I agreed, she continued ‘You should make a Victorian Doll.’

So I did.

That Victorian Doll was the first of the 7 History paper dolls.  Now you can choose a doll from 7 different periods of history.  Some people choose them all.

Find out about different periods of History.  You can press the dolls out, cut out their colourful paper clothes and dress them in their finery.

Which clothes would your doll have worn, for every day or for best?  What name will you give her?

Read her story and fill in her name.


“I bought my eight year old daughter the Evacuee Doll and the Roman Doll on holiday.  She spent hours playing with them and went on to make more clothes and stand up animals to go with them. I’m buying more as I think they would make perfect gifts for party bags, with model buildings for the boys.  They are wonderfully creative toys with great entertainment value.”  Jo Oven, Canterbury

 ‘Thank you very much.  My 3 girls absolutely love your paper dolls.  We have all of them some multiples even.  Any plans for more designs in future or perhaps some male dolls?” Anna Myat, London

         “The dolls are a delight.’” Thornbury Museum

“My 6 year old daughter was delighted with her doll. So beautifully made and the cause of much enjoyment.” Nicky Martin, Berks

Models may differ slightly from photographs