Covers of the anatomically correct cut and color paper dolls

Cut & Color Paper Doll Books

A fun activity to help children learn about the human body as they cut, color and play.

With conversations that feel less awkward and more natural

You can look inside these books here.

Are you...

Looking for a way to talk to your child about bodies (and their private parts) in a way that feels less awkward and more natural?

Needing to satisfy your child’s curiosity about how bodies can be different or the same? Without the need for them to do their own investigations with their friends…

Wanting to answer their questions about the differences between boys and girls? Or males and females? So that you can break gender stereotypes and encourage them to be more accepting of diversity.

Desperate to empower your child to love the body they have without feeling any shame or wishing for a body that you’d only find in the movies or in magazines.

Wanting to give your child the language and skills to keep their body safe, regardless of the situation they’re in…

If you answered YES to any of the above, you will love these Cut and Color Paper Doll Books.

I created these paperdolls for parents just like you!

Parents who struggle to find children's activities about the human body that include the private parts.

Where the genitals are either smoothed over or covered by underwear. Giving the unspoken message that genitals are shameful and mustn’t be talked about.

So I decided to create an activity about the human body that included the genitals...

Anatomically correct paperdolls that provide parents with the perfect opportunity for kids to learn about the human body as they cut, color and play.

Introducing the Cut & Color Paper Doll Books

Alex & Riley,  Bailey & Ash,  Jules & Taylor,  Rory & Chris and  Sasha & Reece

features of the anatomically correct paperdolls

This is dress-up with a difference! These paper dolls are jam-packed with outfits and costumes for kids to colour in and for the super-cute dolls to wear. Even better, your kids will learn a thing or two about the human body as they cut, color, and play.

That’s because, unlike the characters in other dress-up activity books, these paper dolls aren’t smoothed-over dolls—they have genitals matching biologically male, female, and intersex children.

They are the perfect way for parents to start talking to their kids about anatomy and gender, and is judgment-free, inclusive, and—most importantly—loads of fun!

Featuring six dolls and sixteen costumes, these Cut and Color Paper Doll Books will keep your children entertained and educated for hours on end. The only limit is their imagination!

Ideal for children aged 3 and up!

If you’re ready to start having shame-free conversations with your child about bodies then click the button to get your copy.

Grab the Cut & Color Paper Doll Books for only $11 USD or $15 AUD

These paperdolls are the perfect resource for starting shame-free conversations about bodies and gender

This is what you'll find:

  • 5 unique books with children of different cultural backgrounds and ethnicity. Buy just the one book or collect the whole set!
  • 6 super-cute dolls that your child your child can color in, cut out and dress up however they please! Regardless of their gender or biological sex.
  • 16 diverse and inclusive costumes that will fit all dolls and allow you to start meaningful conversations with your child about gender stereotypes.
  • The opportunity to start conversations, including the correct anatomical names of their private parts, the difference between boys and girls or males and females, intersex, transgenderism, gender diversity, family rules for nudity and bodies, differences and similarities with bodies, self care, how their body works, public and private, consent, body safety and equality.
  • Inclusive of sex (male, female, intersex), gender (boy, girl, neutral and trans) and ability (wheelchair and crutches costume).
  • Ideal parent & child activity that is educational, interactive and fun.
  • A reusable activity that children can play with, over and over again.

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Mother of a 6 year old

My 6 year old daughter like these a lot and seemed quite interested by them. She really liked the dress up part,  and always followed the gender stereotype and picked the girl's dress for the girl and the boy's outfit for the boy. I do try and talk about these things with her but the book was a brilliant, as it gave me a talking point that felt relaxed and fun.

Also, when she was colouring, it provided us a nice space to safely chat that was just chilled and happy. With no pressure, so it felt quite free.


Mother of a  9, 5 & 3  year old

I tried these dolls with my sons (aged 9 and 5) and my daughter (aged 3). I found that the fun element of the dolls and dressing them up distracted from the actual learning that they didn’t realise was magically and comfortably happening! It was a great tool to easily brace a topic that all too often can be daunting or awkward for parents to address. As the kids played, they asked questions which I could answer better using the dolls as aides. I also posed questions to see how much they understood. We were able to discuss the correct names for various body parts, their location and function. The fact that the dolls were anatomically correct was certainly appreciated by the kids, as it’s something they hardly see in their range of toys. The brilliant and well thought out diversity also allowed us to discuss other differences between people - issues like different hair types and skin tones. These dolls are a great tool for having a relaxed and meaningful discussion with kids. Definitely worth the time and effort! 

These Cut and Color Paper Doll Books will help you to…

  • Have shame-free conversations that feel natural and not awkward.
  • Talk about tricky topics like bodies, genitals, biological sex, gender, diversity, equality,  consent and more.
  • Empower and protect your child and keep them safe from inappropriate touch (including sexual abuse).
  • Equip your child with the vocabulary to talk about their body clearly and in a way that won’t be misunderstood.
  • Help your child to develop a healthy body image and positive self esteem.

How are these paperdolls different from other sex education resources out there…

They are fun! Paperdolls have been around for generations, and are something that you might have played with yourself as a child. So your child will be able to play dolls and dress them up for a wide range of different scenarios.

They are educational. You can use them as an opportunity to teach your child the anatomical names of their private body parts. Or to talk about the differences between boys and girls or males and females.

They are inclusive. Which means that children of all ability, gender and sex can use them. You'll find crutches and a wheelchair in their outfits.  And they are suitable for transgender, gender fluid and intersex children. Which is why you'll find 3 different types of genitals for each doll, so your child can pick the doll that best represents them. 

They are diverse. Feedback from parents was for dolls that were  culturally diverse and for clothing that would  fit all the dolls. So you can dress a short haired male doll in a dress or a long-haired female doll can wear gender neutral shorts and a t-shirt. 

They are interactive. Your child can practice their fine motor skills by coloring in the dolls, cutting them out and dressing them in their clothes.

They are a conversation starter. You can use the dolls to start conversations about almost anything to do with bodies. You can even use them with older kids. Ask them to help with cutting them out for younger siblings, and see where the conversation goes.

They are cute! Which means that kids will want to play with them. Some parents have even told me that they are so cute that their kids didn't even notice that the dolls had genitals, until they pointed them out!

If you’re ready to start having shame-free conversations with your child about bodies then click the button to get your copy.

Grab the Cut & Color Paper Doll Books for only $11 USD or $15 AUD

These paperdolls are the perfect resource for starting shame-free conversations about bodies and gender

Vicky from South Africa

Mother of a 4 year old

I asked my daughter did you like it? She said MOM i didn't like it.....i LOVED it. She has them and their clothes all in a box and is playing with them all the time. 

Some questions you might be thinking.....

How do I get started with these paperdolls?

Why do I need to talk to my kids about genitals?

What do I call the genitals?

How do I feel 'less awkward'?

Why do some of the dolls have no genitals?

How do I claim the bonuses?

What sort of things can I talk about?

What if my child starts talking about genitals in public?

But what will other parents say?

Won't I be sexualising my child?

What age kids, will these dolls work with?

Click the button below to help your child to learn about the human body as they cut, color and play.

Grab the Paperdolls for only $11 USD or $15 AUD

At only $8, these paperdolls are the perfect resource for starting shame-free conversations about bodies and gender

Are you ready to educate and empower your child about bodies in a way that feels less awkward and more natural?

Buy this activity book  and start having shame-free conversations today!

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Cath Hakanson

Cath Hakanson has been talking to clients about sex for the past 25 years as a nurse, midwife, sex therapist, researcher, author and educator. She’s spent the past 15 years trying to unravel why parents (herself included) struggle with sex education. Her solution was to create Sex Ed Rescue, an online resource for parents looking for a better way to talk about sex so they can empower their child to make smart sexual decisions. 

Cath has lived all over Australia but currently lives in Perth with her partner, 2 children, and ever-growing menagerie of pets. Despite having an unusual profession, she bakes, sews, and knits for sanity, collects sexual trivia, and tries really hard not to embarrass her children in public. Well, most of the time anyway!​​​​