Doll House Kits
Doll house kits are perfect for people looking to build their own doll house, but not put in all the effort required to build one from scratch. Doll houses are not just a plaything for little girls, a lot of adult enthusiasts also enjoy collecting and displaying them in their homes. A popular adult known for her doll collection is Queen Elizabeth II. Doll house kits became popular recently, whereas doll houses were made by hand originally, usually with wood. This makes most doll house kits less valuable for collectors, who prefer antique custom built doll houses instead.
Styles and Materials for your Doll House
There are a wide range of styles and materials that doll house kits are available in, ranging from basic doll houses to ornamental, furnished doll houses. But before you can decide on a doll house kit for yourself, you will need to decide on what you are looking for, depending on your child's skills and your preferred theme. Also, you need to decide whether you want furnishing included in the doll house kit, which will mean hours of patient work putting in all the furnishings, which can get really small for the smaller scale houses.
Once you have decided on the theme and the amount of effort you want to put into building your doll house, you need to decide on the best material to use. Materials range from metal, plastic, fiber-board to wood. Most doll house kits contain a mix of these materials, with the small minute accessories made with plastic and the doll house structure made with fiber-board and metal.
Types of Doll House Kits
The two basic types doll house kits are, Die Cut doll house kits and Cabinet Grade Plywood doll house kits. Die Cut doll house kits, which are known for their intricate workmanship, are preferred by people who want more elaborate designing. These kits are more popular with collectors, as they better capture the detailing of vintage doll houses. The second type of doll house kits, the Cabinet Grade Plywood variety, are more basic in nature and are meant for play rather than display. They require the use of small nails, or even glue, and are sturdy enough to stand a little rough use, unlike Die Cut models.
Plastic doll house kits are still the most preferred material for doll houses, especially for very young children. A number of dollhouse companies manufacture a wide range doll house kits, in a number of designs. Going through a few catalogues or company websites will allow you to make a better choice, as they contain photographs of the finished houses.
You could also consider investing in a pre-assembled doll house kit, especially if you wish to do away with most of the effort. Whichever option you choose, doll house kits are a great way to engage your child.