200 years ago Paper Dolls started out as an inexpensive child’s toy and a form of entertainment for children. Over the years, they’ve turned into collector’s pieces and many artists have created them as a form of artistic expression. As a little girl, I loved playing with my paper dolls and I really wish that I had kept them over the years.
Now that I’m a grandmother to an 8 year old little girl, I’m sharing my love for paper dolls with her. The set that I’m going to introduce you to today is her fourth set and she loves them!
Title: Romeo and Juliet Paper Dolls
Artist: Eileen Rudisill Miller
Publisher: Dover Publications
A vivid new paper doll collection pays tribute to the legendary star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare enthusiasts, paper doll collectors, and romantics will prize this charming homage to the Bard’s famous sweethearts.
The included four dolls depict ardent Romeo, lovely Juliet, sympathetic Friar Laurence, and Juliet’s jolly Nurse. Their wardrobe, consisting of 24 colorful and authentic Renaissance costumes plus accessories, is accompanied by quotations from the immortal play. In addition, the book’s inside covers offer the perfect background: a rose-covered balcony.
The dolls, their clothing and the accessories are colorful and very detailed. These are NOT punch-outs. You will need to take a small pair of scissors and cut them out and I really like that! I’m more fond of that format, because punch-outs always rip & tear. You’ll want to carefully cut out around each outfit and their tabs. I found it best to do this part for my 8 year old granddaughter since she’s not an expert with using scissors.
The inside cover of the paper doll’s book depicts a romantic balcony scene with tons of pink roses adorning it. This is the backdrop and she likes to just set that up alongside a chair or a wall while she’s playing with them. The artist did a great job with designing all of the authentic-looking clothing and accessories. As my granddaughter would say, “Juliet’s wardrobe is fit for a Princess”.
This set is NOT for little girls or toddlers. It’s a set for older girls, teens and adult women who love paper dolls! I’m so tickled to see a high-quality set of paper dolls hit the retail marketplace!
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