Articulated Paper Dolls of people from the Story of Esther - history crafts

Footsteps of Faith: Queen Esther

A Jewish orphan named Hadassah is raised by her cousin Mordecai and is chosen by King Xerxes I to become Queen Esther of Persia. She takes the place of Queen Vashti, who is banished from the king’s presence for not obeying his command. Mordecai refuses to pay homage to Haman, who in his wrath vows revenge and devises a plot to annihilate the Jews. Queen Esther must save her people from destruction by exposing the plot to the king!


BYCathy Diez-Luckie


Footsteps of Faith Queen Esther

Have fun learning more about the story of Queen Esther with jointed paper dolls! First, cut out the arms, legs, and body parts. Then put them together with a hole punch and mini brads to make a paper doll that moves. Use your imagination to make them move and come to life with the real story of Queen Esther of Persia.

Inspire your child with this fun story craft from ancient Persia. Perfect for eager children who want more hands-on activities and love crafts. Add this ancient history activity to your homeschool history lesson. Have your child narrate the story of Queen Esther with the jointed paper dolls. A great hands-on project for elementary kids.

Make 5 Jointed Paper Dolls from the Story of Esther

The 5 famous people in this book come in two versions: one colored and one to color. The card stock pages make sturdy paper dolls from the story of Esther. You may laminate the pages before cutting them out to strengthen them. We label the back of each paper doll with a letter key for easy identification and assembly. Cut out the pieces. Use a 1/8″ round hole punch to form a hole at each joint. Finally, place a mini brad through the joint hole and you have a moving historical character!

There is a short description about each person at the beginning of the book. Supply your kinesthetic learners with meaningful and easy-to-use activities. The story of Queen Esther of Persia will come alive as children create the moving figures and use them to retell her story. Use this book independently or combine it with any history curriculum that covers ancient Persia or Israel.

A captivating activity for hands-on learners. Fun to make and play with, again and again!

“Famous Figures of Ancient Times is an award-winning book that will provide hours of fun and learning for your children. It’s also a creative addition to any history curriculum. I highly recommend this book!”

Susan Heim
parenting author, “Chicken Soup for the Soul” Editor

“These figures provide tactile learners an opportunity to manipulate figures from history and make what once was perceived as ‘boring’ book learning into fun and games. The extras provided in the book allow parents and teachers the resources to teach the children about each figure.”

Jennifer Wagaman

Cathy Diez-Luckie

Cathy Diez-Luckie

Award-Winning Author and Illustrator

I’m Cathy Diez-Luckie, author and illustrator of Famous Figures of Ancient Times: Movable Paper Figures to Cut, Color, and Assemble and the award-winning famous figures series of activity books. I am dedicated to providing parents and teachers with engaging hands-on history activities for their creative children that excite even a reluctant learner!