CORALINE DOLL PAPERCRAFT
Yes yes I’m a monster in love with the Other Mother from Coraline (a.k.a. The Beldam.) To you she may seem horrible, but to me the Other Mother is a beautiful and haunted monster lady. I’m sure she doesn’t even know who I am and if she did, I’m not sure she’d ever want to see me, but you know, a monster can always dream. I was talking to my monster friend Cthulhu, and he told me that maybe it would be a good idea to take an interest in the things the Other Mother likes to do (like make dolls) and send her valentines.
So I went to my basement laboratory and fired up my Tesla Coil and my Jacob’s Ladder, and got out my crayons and made a papercraft Coraline Doll. As you know, this is a replica of the doll that the lovely Other Mother used to lure Coraline to her domain, except made out of paper. Now you can make your own Coraline Papercraft. Download the pdf below.
New! There is now a Coraline Circus Mouse Papercraft!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: So I see you’re in love with the Other Mother. But what about the Other Father?
A: Um HELLO? We’re talking about a MOVIE here. I’m in love with the monster actress who played the Other Mother in the movie Caroline. Also, I think it’s pretty clear that the Other Father was really just another of the Beldam’s creations. What does this have to do with papercraft dolls anyways?
Q: What if there are really three different monsters who played the different stages of the Other Mother in Coraline?
A: Whatever it is you’re smoking, I want some of it. You should know that a lot of monsters can change shape in real life. Besides, the Other Mother has the same voice all the way through Coraline. I have watched the entire movie several times looking for any evidence of lip-syncing and can find none. She is obviously the same monster and all kinds of beautiful.
Q: What if the Other Mother just isn’t into you?
A: Look — do I come to your website and ask you all kinds of questions and step all over your dreams? No. I never knew the Internets were such a harsh place. For months I’ve had this website and never get any email. Then I declare my love for the Other Mother from Coraline, post a Coraline Doll papercraft online, and suddenly there are all these people telling me she doesn’t exist and that I’m really in love with Teri Hatcher.
Q: Where are the instructions for building the Coraline doll paper model?
A: They are available now! It took me a while to get over the backlog of work that piled up while I was building this papercraft. I’m a busy monster. There were villagers to menace, poor sad orphans to lead into dark forests, and since it was spring, there were deadly orchids and poisonous vines to transplant into my garden.
Q: What kind of paper is good for papercraft and what did you use for this model?
A: I like thin cardstock. If you go to a paper store, they usually call it “60 pound coverstock.” For regular model-making, I currently happen to be using Wausau Bright White 65 lb. Smooth Finish Cover (92101 or 92904) and I like it. I usually do not recommend using the thicker 80 lb. coverstock for papercraft, but the specific paper I used to build the Coraline doll (and Circus Mouse) in the photos is Eames White Furniture Weave 80 Lb. Cover. It’s a little too thick for the purpose, but I love the texture and the color is warm.
P.S. I claim first Coraline Papercraft!
P.P.S. This site is in no way affiliated with Neil Gaiman or LAIKA. Thanks to all the creative and talented people who made the movie.