Raggedy Ann Toilet Paper Roll Craft
Thanks to Sherri for requesting this craft!
The history of the Raggedy Ann doll is very touching. She began as an old, family rag doll. A little girl named Marcella found her in the attic one rainy day.
Marcella's father, Johnny Gruelle (December 24, 1880 - January 9, 1938), saw how pleased his little girl was with her find, so he repaired the doll and named her Raggedy Ann. The hand-me down toy soon became Marcella's favorite plaything.
Sadly, Marcella grew ill and died at the age of 13. Her father was devastated, but in memory of his daughter and her special doll, Johnny began writing stories about Raggedy Ann.
The stories were published in the early 1900's and over time, Johnny gave Raggedy Ann a brother named Andy. These two rag dolls and their many other storybook friends had magical adventures and became favorite playthings for many, many other little girls and boys.
toilet paper roll
piece of paper
something to color with (for B&W template)
- Print out the template of choice.
- Color (where appropriate) and cut out the template pieces.
- Glue the large rectangular piece on first to cover the tube. The smaller
part is the bottom (feet) and the larger part is the dress. See the photo
above if you are confused.
- Glue the apron over the rectangle with the straps touching the very top of
the toilet paper roll. You can leave the sides of the apron flared out to
make the doll look more 3 dimensional. See the photo above if you are
- Glue on the head and the arms.
- Glue on the feet, bending the tabs under the toilet paper roll to give a 3D effect.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).