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For some reason, a couple of us got on to the subject of paper dressing-up dolls in the comments section of my main blog the other day. So I thought it would make a good subject in its own right! My strongest memory of these is the little paper Bunty cut-outs from the back of the weekly comic. What hours of fun and creativity spent carefully cutting out the clothes, making sure the tabs remained intact to hook onto the doll. And each week adding to the paper Bunty's wardrobe.
Perhaps this childhood activity sparked that creative urge to make up plots and characters, especially when the comic itself was so full of exciting and interesting stories. It's sad that today's children don't have this kind of thrilling weekly reading to stimulate the imagination. Maybe it would be deemed too old fashioned now, or perhaps it is only people around my age who remember such creative fun with nostalgia!
I'd love to hear if anyone else enjoyed dressing any kind of paper dolls.