The other day I was reflecting on old time toys. In particular, I was thinking about the jumping jack dolls, where you pull the string and their arms and legs move up and down. I thought about how much fun it would be to make boy dolls with my sons' faces. So away I went. I designed these boys myself. I started with the arms. I free cut out one arm shape in chipboard. I cut two for each boy. I could flip it over to make the left side. Then I made the legs the same way.
I made the body with extra space around the joints to allow plenty of space for the brads. I took a close up photo and re sized it to 2" to be in proportion to the doll bodies. I printed them out on card stock and glued them. I covered the rest of the body with Graphic 45's A Proper Gentleman pattern papers. I trimmed any excess paper from the edges and lightly sanded any remaining bits of paper.