Making A Doll

Making a doll is a great activity for not just little kids, but for numerous adults as well. A popular hobby, enthusiasts have taken the art of making a doll to all new levels. You can join the ranks too by following a few basic steps, depending on the type of doll you wish to make. Making a doll is easy with the numerous resources available to guide you through the process.

To learn about making a doll you first need to decide on the type of doll you wish to make. For this purpose, you will need to conduct some research about the different types of dolls available, as well as the skills required to make each type. For novice dolls makers, making a doll should be limited to simple dolls such as cloth dolls, rag dolls, sock dolls, or even voodoo dolls. Now before you decide you will also need to read about how to make cloth dolls or how to make voodoo dolls, or any type of doll that you wish. This is because the instructions will give you a clear idea of how much work will be required to make that type of doll, allowing you to make an informed decision.

Once the doll has been decided, you will need to locate doll making patterns for the doll. Some great sources for doll making patterns are the Internet, doll making books, the local library and even loval hobby clubs. Both free and commercial doll making patterns are available, so pick one depending on your budget. Once you have the doll making pattern, you will need to get all the doll making supplies required for your specific type of doll. For simple dolls such as rag dolls, you can get most of the materials from within your house.

For more complex dolls such as porcelain or china dolls, you will need to visit local hobby stores and buy doll molds and epoxy and porcelain slip. You can make your own doll mold with silicone rubber epoxy, or even buy them real cheap from the Internet. While shopping on the internet be sure to never give out personal information to unauthenticated websites. Look for feedback by former customers before making a purchase.

Once you have all the doll making supplies you can your process of making a doll by following step-by-step instructions provided with the doll making pattern you selected. Searching online for doll making tutorials is also a good way to ensure you have enough information on the subject. Several doll making sites offer supporting images with their tutorials, which can be a big help for novice doll makers with little experience. A little practice will soon allow you to master the art of making a doll.

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