Feb 26

Boy Paper Dolls

by Hannah Holt »


A while ago a fan suggested I make some boy paper dolls. I thought, What a great idea!

I have other paper dolls and all the dolls have interchangeable accessories. So if you want more career choices for any character, click over to this list of paper dolls.

If you want to know why I started making paper dolls in the first place, you can read the background post.

But for now, here are the guys!

We have Steve and Matt the preschool teachers:

Preschool Teacher Paper Doll  Preschool Teacher Paper Doll bw

Adam is loving life as a stay-at-home-dad:

Stay at home Dad paper doll  Stay at Home Dad paper doll bw

Finally, we have Sean the pediatric nurse:

Nurse Paper Doll  Nurse Paper Doll Coloring bw

I made pdfs for these, but uploading all the files was making me cross-eyed. You should be able to click on the pictures and access a letter sized image (300 dpi printing quality). If you have any trouble let me know, and maybe I’ll put the pdfs up later.

In the mean time, I’ll keep more dolls coming. I hope you enjoy!


Oct 27

Black and White Paper Dolls (and PiBoIdMo 2012)

by Hannah Holt »


  • I received a request for black-and-white copies of the paper dolls. This should make classroom copies easier.

Click each name for a pdf copy of the Scientist Paper Dolls, Firefighter Paper Dolls, Builder Paper Dolls. In case you missed it, here are the full color versions of these dolls.

  • Tara Lazar is hosting PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month) in November. It’s a great way to jump-start inspiration and meet other kid-lit writers. Come join the fun!

I can’t believe November starts this Thursday. I swear time gets faster every year. Didn’t Einstein write a paper about that?

Happy Halloween!

Jul 11

UNICEF Paper Dolls

by Hannah Holt »


When I was a kid, I loved comic books. What’s not to like about epic battles between good and evil? Also I might have had a crush on Batman.

But then I got older and realized you don’t need a Lycra outfit or a mask to be a hero. Real heroes simply stand up for the things they believe in, and real heroes show their faces. I still have a soft spot for do-gooders.

So when I received an email from Kate Moore at UNICEF asking if I would make a UNICEF worker for my paper doll series, I jumped at her request.

UNICEF workers help children and their mothers in almost every country.

The hardest part of this project was deciding what UNICEF project to highlight.

Should I cover infant nutrition in Bolivia?

UNICEF Bolivia paper doll

Or increasing vaccination rates in Canada?

Canada paper doll

Or malaria prevention in Nigeria?

UNICEF Nigeria paper doll2

I only had 191 countries to choose from. In the end, UNICEF’s School-in-a-Box project appealed to the teacher in me. It’s an innovative solution to a wide-reaching problem. Here’s the purpose of School-in-a-Box from the UNICEF website:

School-in-a-Box is a portable way to keep kids learning… [and]… education going during times of crisis and conflict, or in the hardest to reach areas.
I love the idea of a portable school for children in need.
Here are the UNICEF worker paper dolls (pdf copies below):

UNICEF School-in-a-Box Paper Dolls Page 1 (pdf file)

Many thanks to Kate for all her help researching this project.
Note: This post is my way of saying thanks to UNICEF. If you feel like saying thanks to UNICEF, you can do so here or here.

Apr 11

Life Scientist Paper Dolls

by Hannah Holt »


My family recently visited the California Coastal Redwoods.


Walking among century old trees was a unique experience. It made me feel so very small and yet large with wonder.

One of the things that touched me during our trip was this: without the diligent work of a few passionate individuals most of these trees might have been lost to logging and development. In the picture above, perhaps my boys would have been standing at the drive through of BurgerMart.

A few dedicated people can make a difference in the world, and science is a great way to make that difference. So I put together these life scientist paper dolls about a marine biologist and a botanist visiting the northern California coast.

Life Scients Paper Dolls color  Life Scients Paper Dolls bw

Of course, no life scientist would be complete without a habitat, so I painted two.

Redwood Forest Habitat (for the botanist):

redwood painted values pushed1

Northern California Tide Pool (for the marine biologist):


And here are the plant and animal identification coloring pages for these habitats:

Redwood coloring page  Coast coloring page

I’ve had this song stuck in my head all day. “Habitat, habitat. Have to have a habitat…”

Here are the pdfs for easier printing (click to download):

1) Life Scientist Paper Dolls in Color

2) Life Scientist Paper Dolls in Black & White

3) The Redwoods Coloring Page

4) The Tide Pool Coloring Page

Oct 01

Patriotic Paper Dolls

by Hannah Holt »

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These patriotic paper doll are to honor the women and men serving our country. I have so much respect for those in uniform and their families–hats off to you!

I know, I know…I could have done more to explore all the branches of service (maybe someday I will), but I had to chose one for now. My choice of navy is for my neighbor.

By the way, the naval ceremonial wear for women comes in several options, both pants and skirt. In the full-color version, I display the pants and in the black-and-white version I drew the skirt. You can choose which version you like best.

I hope you enjoy!

Military Paper Dolls


For a pdf of the color version click here.

Military Paper Dollsbw


For a pdf of the coloring page click here.