Cardboard Velcro Dolls for Harper’s Bazaar

Harper’s Bazaar Magazine asked me if I could make a craft for their bi-annual Bazaar Junior supplement in Singapore. Cool! I just got it in the mail. The magazine is beautiful and filled with amazing things for kids. I wish they sold it in the US. If you don’t live in Singapore you can still make the craft though! I used cardboard and velcro stickers to make some dolls that can be taken apart and put back together in different ways. Look at the photos to see how to make the pieces. I decorated them using non-toxic paint and paint pens. The kids really enjoyed playing with the dolls and putting them in different poses. I’d also love to try making a stop motion animation with them!

15 Responses
  1. Lori Henriques

    marvelous design! ever since little dude watched your cheerios video, he's been talking about "velcro stickers!" tonight he recognized them on your paper city drawing. (check out the tall building.) LOVE the robot. must show him!

  2. Agnès

    I love the good looking of your toys :)
    I have a question : whenever you made such stuff in cardboard, how long do they last in your kids hands ?

  3. Joel Henriques


    Lori – Yes, I do see those velcro sticker shapes in the paper city building. ha! That's so funny that Leo said that.

    Agn̬s РThe cardboard toys last a surprisingly long time. Even the paper ones last. After almost two years of taking the paper animals to restaurants, they're still in decent shape!

  4. Paul & Paula

    paper animals lasting 2 years?
    guess you should write a blog about your magic parenting skills :)

    still have have some very sturdy cardbox under the sofa and outside out looks like a tornado going around… thanks, guess we have something to do this afternoon!

  5. Joel Henriques


    Paul & Paula – Well, to be fair, they're a pretty thick paper and we also keep them in a mint tin. Also, we don't get out to eat that often! ha. Still, I'm amazed they've lasted so long.

    Dame – Thanks!!

  6. Ryane

    omg! i live in singapore and i love you!
    no kids though. but i love these toys.
    very inspiring. gotta grab harper's bazaar right now!