How To Make Magnetic Dress Up Dolls With Cricut

I have had this little tutorial; How To Make  Magnetic Dress Up Dolls in my mind for a while, thus have created a set of dress up dolls with a free dress up dolls template to cut out. Or you could cut them on Magnetic sheets or sticker paper for a great rainy day or travel activity.

I adored buying the books of dress up dolls when I was younger but you always ended up losing the bits, or was that just me? However my set of diy magnetic dress up dolls has the edge, being magnetic it’s hard to lose the bits. Perfect for holiday survival kits, especially car, plane or train journeys.

Making Projects Like These Magnetic Dress Up Dolls Is Easy With Cricut

The beauty of Cricut Design Space is that there are lots of blank canvases for such projects, its just a matter of having a little vision and knowing how to use the slice, group and flatten tools. And you can make you self a full set of unique magnetic travel dolls for all seasons. Or you can just cut and print my little set here and keep your eyes peeled for my seasonal updates.

How to make magnetic paper dolls and a free pdf downloadable dress up dolls template to cut out

To Use My Cricut Dress Up Doll Template Or Download The Doll Template

If you want a quick and easy printable project click here for the project if you have design space access.

Alternatively you can download my free dress up dolls template in pdf and cut out by hand, or upload the png files to Cricut Design Space. Read the instructions for help downloading to Cricut Design Space.

When you click the image below and pop up should appear, if it doesn’t check you don’t have a pop up blocker. you will need to confirm subscription to download the free files, if the email does not arrive check your spam.

Download the dress up doll files here

Just remember to add little tags to attach the clothes to the dolls like below if you are printing onto paper. However if you are going to print onto magnetic paper or sticker this is not necessary.

Add tags to dress to use as a paper cut put doll for your free dress up dolls template to cut out

How To Make Magnetic Dress Up Dolls Or Dress Up Doll Stickers

You Will Need

How To This Make Dress Up Dolls Template In Cricut Design Space

If you are like me and like to make your own projects rather than using a template, follow these easy steps or watch the vlog below for step by step instructions.

In design space click images and type in doll, scroll through until you find a doll you like. The doll I have chosen is part of a full set you just have to hunt to find them all. However there are lots of alternatives, and boy sets too.

choosing a doll in cricut print and cut

Next highlight and ungroup the image. You then need to look at the right hand panel and uncheck the closed eyes of the images you want.

I chose the girl, rubber ring and goggles. You now have separate images to print and cut on magnetic paper for your diy magnetic paper dolls and can delete the unwanted images.

Ungrouping imaged in Cricut Design Space

Now go back into images and search for a dress for your magnetic paper dolls. You can choose any dress, even if it is not a print and cut file.

If it is a cut file, ungroup remove any parts you do not require. In this case the dress stand.

Once you are happy with your image, highlight and click flatten( bottom right hand corner). This will turn the image into a print and cut file.

You now have a printable doll and 2 outfits. I made a set of 4 dolls with lots of outfits including dress up, swimwear, sportswear, day, night and graduation outfits.

Separating images in design space to make dresses for diy magnetic paper dolls, and a free dress up dolls template
How to make print and cut magnetic paper doll for the cricut maker

A Few Hints And Tips For Using Cricut Print And Cut

Ensure your printer is compatible for print and cut. I use the HP ENVY 5020 Multifunctional Printer which is an inexpensive printer but has worked with print and cut vinyl, stickers and magnetic paper.

Don’t send a project to print and cut for the first time until you have calibrated you printer to your Cricut Maker.

Ensure you flatten all images before making the project.

If you plan to make stickers, I find the print and cut vinyl is nicer. The sticker paper seems a bit thick in a planner, the vinyl sits much better.

If you are using black in slide to rollers to one side to avoid the ink running

This project would also be great as  vinyl print and cut sticker dolls.

I was gifted the Cricut Maker and magnetic paper, but all opinions are my own and this page does contain an affiliate link. 

Free downloadable printable dress up dolls and outfits templates
How to make magnetic paper dolls

Magnetic Dress Up Dolls

Yield: A set of magnetic dress up dolls.
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Difficulty: moderate
Estimated Cost: £5.00

How to make magnetic dress up dolls with outfits for all occasions and a Free Template with the Cricut Maker and Cricut Print And Cut project tips.

Materials

  • Magnetic Photo Paper

Tools

  • Cricut Maker
  • Blue Cutting Matt
  • Brayer
  • Weeding Tools
  • Printer

Instructions

    If you are like me and like to make your own projects rather than using a template, follow these easy steps or watch the vlog below for step by step instructions.

    In design space click images and type in doll, scroll through until you find a doll you like. The doll I have chosen is part of a full set you just have to hunt to find them all. However there are lots of alternatives, and boy sets too.
    Next highlight and ungroup the image. You then need to look at the right hand panel and uncheck the closed eyes of the images you want.

    I chose the girl, rubber ring and goggles. You now have separate images to print and cut on magnetic paper for your diy magnetic paper dolls and can delete the unwanted images.
    How to make print and cut magnetic paper doll for the cricut maker
    Now go back into images and search for a dress for your magnetic paper dolls. You can choose any dress, even if it is not a print and cut file.

    If it is a cut file, ungroup remove any parts you do not require. In this case the dress stand.

    Once you are happy with your image, highlight and click flatten( bottom right hand corner). This will turn the image into a print and cut file.

    You now have a printable doll and 2 outfits. I made a set of 4 dolls with lots of outfits including dress up, swimwear, sportswear, day, night and graduation outfits.

Notes

A Few Hints And Tips For Using Cricut Print And Cut


Ensure your printer is compatible for print and cut. I use the HP ENVY 5020 Multifunctional Printer which is an inexpensive printer but has worked with print and cut vinyl, stickers and magnetic paper.

Don’t send a project to print and cut for the first time until you have calibrated you printer to your Cricut Maker.

Ensure you flatten all images before making the project.

If you plan to make stickers, I find the print and cut vinyl is nicer. The sticker paper seems a bit thick in a planner, the vinyl sits much better.

This project would also be great as vinyl print and cut sticker dolls.

How To Make Magnetic Paper Dolls With Cricut and tips and hints on using Cricut Print And Cut

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