Kids’ paper doll record


Staff and children at Buttons Day Care Nursery in Spilsby are officially Guinness World Record breakers.

The Nursery, for children aged eight months to four years, recently received their certificate in recognition of their participation in breaking the world record for the longest chain of paper dolls.

Julia Donaldson, prize-winning picture book author of the Gruffalo, had written a new book called ‘Paper Dolls’,

The book tells the story of one little girl and her five paper dolls, who go on a fantastical adventure through the house and out into the garden.

They soon escape the clutches of the toy dinosaur and the snapping jaws of the oven-glove crocodile, but then a very real pair of scissors threatens.

To celebrate the launch, Macmillan’s Children’s Books organised the challenge to break the record and pledged that for each doll, they would donate 10p to Save the Children.

It was hoped they would receive enough for a 3km long chain, but in fact reached 4.5km.

Tina Whitby, Deputy manager, said: “We were delighted to have the opportunity to take part and congratulate the children in achieving the world record.”