Leading Ladies:

Women in Flight & The Space Age

I’d like to introduce my newest project! Leading Ladies is an ongoing project intended to  commemorate the plethora of amazing women of the past and present.

Every Leading Lady paper doll template is available in a PDF download to assemble at home. 

Imagine the possibilities that await! Print these over and over. Share them, and pass them around. Make them or gift them. You choose! Please make sure that you learn about these women and all that they have accomplished! NASA & SPACEX, Astronauts, Cosmonauts, Taikonauts, Spationauts, and Space Travelers all have one thing in common. Their goal is the advancement of the human race through scientific discoveries found in space.

Keep an eye on the site, as I will be adding batches of new designs! Don’t miss a chance to download an inspiring SHERO! Cheers to these Leading Ladies! May we be them! May we raise them! May we aim for the stars with them!

I loved playing with paper dolls as a kid. They travel easily and provide a fun craft with an engaging activity allowing imaginative play to fill hours of time with adventures! My hope is that these incredible women will inspire generations of future Leading Ladies. The sky is no longer the limit!

Leading Lady Cosmonaut Dr. Valentina Tereshkova

  • Download the PDF file containing the Leading Lady Paper Doll Pattern of your choice. Included in your PDF packet you will receive directions on how to make your Leading Lady as well as included additional free material and hyperlinks for you to learn more about why she is an inspiring individual and a Leading Lady

    All Leading Lady Paper Doll Patterns are hand drawn by Artist Jen Haefeli.

  • Cosmonaut Dr. Valentina Tereshkova was the First Woman in Space! She remains the only woman to have completed a solo trip into Space! Cosmonaut Dr. Tereshkova orbited the Earth 48 times over the course of 2 days, 22 hours and 50 minutes on her solo-flight in the Russsian-built Vostok 6 in June, 1963.

     “Americans, Asians, everyone who has seen it says the same thing, how unbelievably beautiful the Earth is and how very important it is to look after it. Our planet suffers from human activity, from fires, from war; we have to preserve it.”

    - Dr. Valentina Tereshkova