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Princess Tiana doll: Simple paper craft for kids

We adore a little bit of Disney here on KiddyCharts, and we have a few resources, including help to make their animated films more than just a good break for you and the kids. But today, we are sharing a Princess Tiana doll for you; a simple paper craft for kids.

Simple paper craft for kids

As with all our crafts, here is a little video to help you with creating the craft. The video includes photos and instructions to help guide you through the process of making the Princess Tiana craft.

If you would rather have written instructions though…don’t worry, we have those too.

Simple paper craft for kids Materials

As always, you really just need a few basic supplies to make this doll:

  1. Colored craft papers,
  2. Craft glue,
  3. Black and blue sharpie,
  4. Pencil,
  5. Scissors,
  6. Template with the shapes for Princess Tiana. Scroll down to the end of this post to get this – by clicking on the circular image at the bottom of the post.
Simple paper craft for kids Materials

Princess Tiana doll instructions:

Once you have everything you need: you are ready to go.

1. Cut your designs from the coloured paper

Select brown, black, yellow and 2 or 3 different shades of green colored craft paper. Trace the half body pattern on the brown, trace the hair pattern on the black paper; and trace the dress and accessory patterns on the green and yellow papers. Cut out the traced patterns carefully. 

Princess Tiana doll instructions
2. Cut out Tiana’s hair

Cut a slit along the marked line inside the hair pattern.

Cut out Tianas Hair
3. Put Tiana’s hair on

Slide the top end of the head part through the slit from the bottom side of the hair. Apply glue to fix the head and the hair together.

Put Tiana's hair on
4. Make and add your leaf crown

Join the 2 crown cutouts to make the leaf crown. Attach the leaf crown on the hair pattern, below the bun.

5. Create Tiana’s top

Join the 2 pieces to make the top pattern of the dress. Attach the top pattern on the top of the body pattern.

6. Put Tiana’s skirt together

Attach the ‘letter-B-like’ pattern along any one side of the rectangle pattern by keeping the straight sides of both pieces aligned together.

7. Concertina Tiana’s skirt

Create small and even accordion folds on the rectangle paper.

8. Finish your dress and add Tiana’s face to complete

Bring the width of either side of the accordion folded paper to the width of the body and attach it right below the top pattern of the dress. Use a marker to draw the eyes, nose and mouth of the paper Tiana paper doll to complete the craft.

This is simple stunning. The Princess and the Frog film is sometimes forgotten within the Disney back catalogue. However, it is a very important film, offering a BAME female protagonist for the first time to kids. Unbelievably, the film came out in 2010, so much older than you would have thought perhaps…..

Princess Tiana is simply a stunning simple paper craft for kids, which we hope will keep your kids entertained for a while so you can have a little break.

To download the template for the craft, click on the circular image below.

We have a few more ideas for you around Disney and films on the site, so do take a look at the other articles that we have.

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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