Inspired by party preparation over here a while back, I thought I'd share a fun idea that was quite the craze at our house last year - magnetic dolls!
All you need to do is print some paper dolls onto magnetic paper*. Cut them out** and pop them in a tin for a gift or travel toy, or straight onto the fridge.
Paper dolls can be found in many places on the net.
Nicole has posted about some gorgeous free vintage printable paper dolls which would be ideal!
I went one step different from this and asked my talented sister (whose drawings are on my blog header and side bar) to draw me some gorgeous little black and white paper dolls. We printed them onto magnetic paper, cut them out and gave them as a gift along with coloured textas for the child to color in themselves.
If you type in 'printable paper dolls' into etsy.com, you can purchase some for a minimal amount, even this one, designed especially for magnets and which also comes with a page that you can color in just like these!
* I purchased mine at Officeworks - Avery brand. It is very thin, so easily goes through your printer and cuts easily with regular scissors. Alternatively, magnetic sheeting is also available online in thicker sheets. You can print onto regular paper, stick onto magnetic sheet and cut out in the same way. Magnet is stronger, but it is also tougher to cut out. You'll need a simple & basic image to do this.
** When cutting, you just ignore the little tabs on the paper dolls.