Skipper Paper Dolls (Whitman, 1976)

Today, I wanted to show you one of my favorite Skipper paper doll sets. Made by Whitman in 1976, this set features an adorable Skipper doll designed to wear some stylish fashions.

I love how innocent Skipper looks in this box art. It reminds me of what Quick Curl Skipper would look like drawn. The paper doll packaged with this set, however, reminds me more of a Living Skipper. The freckles on her face are probably my favorite thing about this design. Below are some of the fashions Skipper comes with. (My set is missing a tutu outfit.)


Super casual, but super cute! Mattel, can you make Skipper’s orange shirt in my size?




I love this red baby doll outfit!



The orange alphabet outfit is another favorite of mine!



Such a fun bathing suit and cover!



The coat and skirt above is totally something I’d try on!

Which is your favorite fashion? Let us know in the comment area!

April 29, 2019. Tags: . Uncategorized.


  1. crazydolllady333 replied:

    Oh my word! I used to have something like that when I was small. I love the red polka dot smock. I have red & white polka dot glasses (everyday ones) and I love all things dotty! This has given me such memories. Her face is so friendly. I may have had this, because her face is familiar! Thanks for a great post!

    • kewpie83 replied:

      Happy to have made YOU happy! The smock dress is totally something I’d dress a child in, no matter what era it is!

  2. crazydolllady333 replied:

    Reblogged this on Wash Basket Babes – Reborn Doll Blog and commented:
    I love this! I remember something similar from my childhood.

    • kewpie83 replied:

      I have a few more paper dolls I’ll be featuring. Maybe the one you remember will appear here soon!

  3. Judith Sornberger replied:

    Adorable! Do you display your paper dolls? I collect paper dolls, too, and wish I could think of a way to display them. I’ve framed some, but that is so permanent. Any ideas out there?

    • DoveCG replied:

      Maybe a shadow box? It would be less permanent, I think, but I don’t know how good it would be at keeping the dolls upright. You also might be able to display the extra clothes using paper mannequins or dress forms that are attached to a faux floor so they’ll stand up for sure. 🙂

      Alternatively, maybe a small dollhouse with printed rooms or cardboard furniture to make it more scenic?

      • kewpie83 replied:

        I was thinking of a shadowbox, too, but keeping them up might be tough, unless you pin them to the felt backing… I copy and print dupes of the paper doll, for sure, if I were going to pin them, though.

        • DoveCG replied:

          Sorry for the huge delay in response: I’ve been busy with work!

          I was thinking, if you added a cardboard piece that would be perpendicular to the doll and cut a slot that’s just big enough to slip her through, it might hold her up! Basically a floor of sorts. I don’t know how far down it could go without getting in the way or hiding her shoes. Perhaps a clear piece of plastic with a notch in it? If it was very thin it might be less noticeable?

          • kewpie83 replied:

            I’ll have to try this sometime– see how it goes!

    • kewpie83 replied:

      If I had space, I’d probably get a case to display them in, like my physical dolls. Or a long narrow shelf, so I could switch them up every now and then.

  4. Jeanette Majerle replied:

    love em all Jeanette in Mi

    On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 12:02 PM Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter wrote:

    > kewpie83 posted: “Today, I wanted to show you one of my favorite Skipper > paper doll sets. Made by Whitman in 1976, this set features an adorable > Skipper doll designed to wear some stylish fashions. I love how innocent > Skipper looks in this box art. It reminds me of ” >

  5. Taswegian1957 replied:

    That is a very nice Skipper set that I’ve not seen before. Naomi and I have a few sets of Barbie paper dolls. We have been pondering how to display them too so your ideas were handy. I like the polka dot smock too and that pink coat is very nice.

    • kewpie83 replied:

      You know, I’ve never really displayed them! They just sit in their boxes. I’d like to put them up one day when I have more space!

      • Taswegian1957 replied:

        Same with us, they are stored in a tub in their boxes and bags or where they were bought loose in ziplock bags. We often discuss what would be a good way to display them when we have the room.

  6. Anonymous replied:

    Some of those outfits are pretty wild. I’d have to vote for the red polka dot also, although the long blue dress seems pretty period accurate. This version of Skipper reminds me of an older sister of that unique (camping) Stacie with the freckles that you and your mom featured when you talked about Stacie dolls recently.

    • kewpie83 replied:

      I do see the resemblance between the Stacie and this graphic, now that you mention it!

  7. April Plunkett Perlowski replied:

    My favorite is the outfit with the pink and purple top and bag and yellow maxi skirt. Very 70s.

  8. Judith Sornberger replied:

    Really fun ideas–thanks!

  9. Helen Egeler replied:

    This isn’t about the skippers in this post, but concerning the recent YouTube video on Stacie’s. I am having trouble with comments so here goes: I think the new Team Stacie dolls -only at Target- are really cute. Have you seen them?

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