Reborn doll kits are easy to assemble. All you need to do are gather or purchase the items that make up a doll, and work you way up. The best way to start up is usually by finding a doll base that you can recreate, in order to have a building foundation.
You can do this by picking up any doll at a store or thrift store, and removing all of it's character feature, such as it's eyes, hair, and any paint using a gentle paint stringent. You will have to find replacements to customize your Reborn Doll in any manner that you like, which are available a number of places online.
You will also want to include anything like glue, new paints, and craft scissors. You will want a basic rooting kit in order to create the hair, unless you choose to use a full wig, which can take away some of the realism away from the finished product. A good rooting kit will come with needles, pliers, a comb, and in some cases a mister to fix the hair once it is applied.
Embellishments for the face are very important, so don't forget to have items like eyelashes on hand. You can buy these in different sizes and thickness, and in different colors. Clear lashes are also available, which can have color added to them separately.
Clothes are sold as a separate item, but you can also make your own. Most reborn kits will have a little package of clothing accessories like beads, patches, and bows to add.
All of this can seem a little complicated, so if you are just starting out you may want to try using premade doll heads, which have already been molded to look like a real baby's. All extra features can be added from there to customize it.
My Final Thoughts on Reborn Doll Kits
I really like these reborn kits because they're a creative and less expensive way of getting your very own Reborn doll. I think they're more geared to people who are new to the reborn doll craze and less inclined to make their own doll right from scratch.