What supplies do I need to make a reborn doll?

Making a reborn doll isn’t easy. It requires a lot of effort as well as hard work to complete the reborning process. It consists of many steps and several supplies that are important to make a reborn doll. 

The supplies needed would mainly include the vinyl kit, paint brushes, eyes, hair, and many other supplies necessary to make a reborn doll. Follow this article to find out more about how to make a reborn doll and what supplies you need to make a reborn doll. 

Guide to Make Your Own Reborn Doll

To make a reborn doll of your own, there are several important steps one needs to follow and some important supplies without which you can’t complete the reborning process. 

This guide tells in detail how different supplies are used and utilised to make a reborn doll. The steps include: 

Step 1: Preparing the Vinyl Doll 

The first and foremost step in reborning a doll involves buying a vinyl doll. Reborn doll kits are easily available in supermarkets and can also easily be purchased online. 

Different kits are available. In some cases, you get a whole doll. To prepare this doll for painting, you need to separate the different body parts and immerse them in warm water. This helps prepare the doll for painting. 

In other cases, to save yourself from trouble and to minimize the steps, you could simply buy a reborn doll kit that is ready to be painted. All body parts come separately, detached from each other. 

When buying your reborn doll kit, be sure what size you want your doll to be. This is a very important step, as the size of the reborn doll decides the amount of material you will need for the reborning process. 

Once you have prepared the body parts, it’s important to decide on the skin tone of your reborn doll. The paint you use depends entirely on your skin tone and should be such that the reborn doll looks realistic. You need to be sure the skin tone actually suits your reborn baby. 

Step 2: Add Some Paint and Make Your Doll Blush 

The next step is to add another coat of paint to make your reborn doll look realistic and make the skin color come out. You need to have patience for this step. Keep adding coats until you’re sure of the skin color. 

Once you’ve done painting, it’s important to add some blush. The blush not only adds color to the skin but also adds to the cuteness of the reborn baby. Add the blush slowly and make sure not to overdo it. 

Step 3: Hair and Eyes 

The next step is to decide on the hair color, hairstyle, and eye color that compliments your reborn baby. The size of the eyes depends mainly on the size of your reborn doll. Eyes for reborn dolls come in different colors, which include brown, black, blue, and grey. 

Once the eyes are done and decided, you need to start considering which hair color and type you would want for your reborn baby to have. Most commonly, hair used for newborn reborn babies is mohair. With the help of drill bits and felting needles you can easily add it to the scalp of the baby. 

Step 4: Add Stuffing to Your Reborn Baby 

Reborn doll kits are hollow from the inside. To make them look more realistic and natural, they require some kind of stuffing. The most common kind of stuffing is polyfill along with glass beads. 

Step 5: Assembling the Reborn Doll 

The reborning process is almost just coming to an end. You need to attach all the limbs of your doll to the body. To attach the limbs, you would need arm and leg plugs. To strengthen the assembly, you may also require cable ties or strings. 

Some people also add a magnet into the mouth of the reborn baby for the pacifier to hold in its place. Once you’ve done all that, you have a super natural, and realistic reborn baby to pamper and love. 

Step 6: Dress Your Reborn Baby as You Wish 

You can easily buy reborn clothes online or at a toy shop. This is the step where you show your creativity and have a chance to dress your baby just as you want. 

List of Supplies Needed to Make A Reborn Doll

  • Vinyl Doll Kit (With all body parts) 
  • Eye Lashes and Eyes 
  • Neck Plug 
  • Neck Ring 
  • Arm and Leg Plugs 
  • Mohair or your preference of hair 
  • Stuffing (Polyfill) 
  • Weighting (Glass Beads) 
  • Cable Ties and Strings 
  • Magnet 
  • Paint Brushes 
  • Paint 
  • Rooting Needles 
  • Clothes 


Once you’ve completed all the steps of reborning, you’re likely to have a fully reborn baby all to yourself. You can take care of your reborn baby or let your child play with it. 

Reborn dolls are the perfect way to have a productive yet playful time for you as well as your child. Reborn dolls increase a person’s creativity and help improve the concentration and cognitive skills of all people involved in the reborning process. 

Follow the steps and buy the necessary supplies needed to make a reborn doll. Remember, patience is the key to making a perfect reborn doll! 

Sarah Collins

I’m the mother of two wonderful children. My oldest son John is 7 years old, and my daughter Jemma is a little seven-month-old girl. My kids are the main reason why I decided to start this website. Having been a mother for the last 7 years, I’d like to share some useful tips with anyone who might be interested.

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