Although "doll making" may conjure up images of old fashioned, Victorian dolls, modern doll making couldn't be further from this. With customisation being a buzz word within the toy industry, it's no great surprise that homemade doll making has seen something of a revival in years. Keeping pace with this has been craft shops, many of which now sell doll making supplies specifically designed for this purpose.
Whether it be knitting, jewellery making or doll making, financial austerity and a growing awareness of global climate issues has ensured that making and mending things at home has seen a huge upsurge in recent years. Doll making supplies are now easier to find than ever before, and whilst most children will still want to keep up with their peers and have branded products inspired by the latest craze or celebrity, having something totally unique has a definite cool factor in itself.
If you're not yet ready to try making a doll totally from scratch, keep an eye out for doll making kits that offer the perfect introduction to this craft. Many children's craft shops will be able to supply you with kits that are geared towards younger children. These kits typically contain all you need to get started - and some will even come with accessories to give your child some inspiration for the endless customisation possibilities that are open to them.