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.

Leading Lady NASA Astronaut Dr. Kalpana Chawla Paper Doll Pattern

  • 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

  • NASA Astronaut Dr. Kalpana Chawla was The First Woman from India to travel to Space. 

    Dr. Chawla is quoted as saying, “The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.”  

    Astronaut Chawla was a member of The Columbia Shuttle crew lost in 2003 upon re-entry when the shuttle's heat shield was breached by debris.  Dr. Chawla is considered to be a national Hero in India, and her life and contributions to the Space Program should be celebrated. 

    Please learn more about NASA Astronaut, Aeronautical Engineer, Flight Instructor, Pilot, and Leading Lady Dr. Kalpana Chawla and the profound impact she made in her time on Earth and among the stars.

    Thank you for your bravery and your dedication to Science, Dr. Kalpana! We honor your memory!