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Paper Crafting Kimono Doll Origami with Mini Bowdabra Bow

This tutorial combines two of my daughter’s favorite things: paper dolls and origami. We worked on the tutorial together and we are both so thrilled with the results. You can use the dolls for pretend play, party decorations, or even add Bowdabra Bow Wire and use them as ornaments.

We folded origami paper to make the clothes for each kimono doll, along with using bamboo skewers for the body, and buttons for the face. We finished each doll with satin Mini Bowdabra Bow.

Materials Needed for one doll:

Instructions:

1. Begin by gathering all the supplies.

Paper Crafting Kimono Doll Origami with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

2. Next, to make the collar for the kimono doll begin with two solid color papers 5cm x 5cm. Fold the paper in half to create two triangles. Add a line of glue on one and place the other triangle on top. Cut a bamboo skewer 2″ long, glue it to the center of the triangle. Fold the corners in of the first paper. Fold the corners in of the second paper. Place a small dab of glue to hold the paper in place.

Paper Crafting Kimono Doll Origami with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

3. Follow the instructions to make more collars.

Paper Crafting Kimono Doll Origami with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

4. Next, to make the clothes begin with one sheet of 10cm by 10cm paper and fold the paper in half to form a triangle. Fold the corners in on each side. Next, fold the bottom point in. Next, take a solid 4cm by 4cm paper and fold the edges in like you were making an envelope. Lastly fold the corners in. Insert the solid paper into the bottom of the kimono.

Paper Crafting Kimono Doll Origami with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

5. Glue a button onto the ends of the bamboo skewer leave a small tip of the skewer showing to glue a bow to it later. Place the small doll into the kimono.

Paper Crafting Kimono Doll Origami with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

6. Glue it all in place.

Paper Crafting Kimono Doll Origami with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

7. Follow the instructions to make several.

Paper Crafting Kimono Doll Origami with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

8. To make small bows for the dolls begin by placing the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler (metric side) onto the Mini Bowdabra. Cut 12″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it in half, place the wire into the Mini Bowdabra.

Paper Crafting Kimono Doll Origami with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

9. Cut the end of the ribbon at an angle and place it at the 2.5cm mark.

Paper Crafting Kimono Doll Origami with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

10. Fold a small loop at the 2cm mark.

Paper Crafting Kimono Doll Origami with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

11. Fold a matching loop on the others side.

Paper Crafting Kimono Doll Origami with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

12. Because it is such a small bow don’t cut the tail until the bow is complete. Instead first scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand. Next, thread the two wire ends through the loop.

Paper Crafting Kimono Doll Origami with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

13. Pull the wire tightly.

Paper Crafting Kimono Doll Origami with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

14. Remove the bow from the Mini Bowdabra and bring it around and knot it on the back. Trim the tail at an angle.

Paper Crafting Kimono Doll Origami with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

15. Fluff the bow, trim excess wire, and cover the wire with a small piece of ribbon.

Paper Crafting Kimono Doll Origami with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

16. Follow the instructions to make additional bows.

Paper Crafting Kimono Doll Origami with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

17. Glue the bows to the bamboo skewer tip and your dolls are complete.

 

Paper Crafting Kimono Doll Origami with Mini Bowdabra Bow

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