After I did the review of Caroline Color and Craft, one of our readers, Nina, offered to send in a few photos and her thoughts on Caroline’s Play Scenes and Paper Dolls.
Caroline’s Play Scenes and Paper Dolls includes Caroline and Lydia punch-out paper dolls, plus beautiful outfits and accessories from 1812, it opens up into two pretty scenes that you can decorate with punch-out rugs, paintings, and furniture. There are 32 pages (which includes the punch-outs) and three scenes you can set up. It sells for about $10 from Amazon and other online retailers and can also be found in most book stores, too.
Nina’s photo of the cover of Caroline’s paper dolls section of the book.
One of the pages of accessories to punch out including baskets, head gear, purses, tea items and more.
Nina set up a scene in Caroline’s bedroom with Caroline and Lydia. Nina says, “Overall, this set has great play value. I’d give it a 9.2 out of 10. It’s fun, colorful, and sturdy, but the sticky dots might be hard for little hands to handle. Caroline’s paper dolls are a fun way to spend a rainy day!”
And if you are looking for more rainy day ideas with Caroline, American Girl Publishing has added a whole batch of new Caroline printables and activities to their site including:
- Caroline’s Event Planner – for libraries, schools and stores to use as a guide for hosting a Caroline event
- Caroline’s Calligraphy Craft
- Grandmother’s Garden Word Search
- Cargo Cross Grid
- Skating Maze
And while we are talking about Caroline, Kathleen Ernst has updated her blog with some interesting insight and history into Caroline’s home town of Sackets Harbor, New York (thanks Madelon for sending this in).
Thanks Nina for your review. I think I might get Caroline’s Play Scenes and Paper Dolls for Natalie at Christmas – we can also use it for the mini dolls.