When I was a little girl, I played with paper dolls. I haven't seen kids playing with these in years, but they were fun. They're probably fun to make, too, if you can actually see to decorate them.
History of Paper Dolls
This is for the adult paper doll enthusiast but might provide some interesting talking points if you introduce paper dolls to a child.
There are tons of links to sort through... I'll have to find a way to narrow my search. One of the pages that looks very interesting crashed my computer twice. I can't do this stuff with C until I get some suitable cardstock...