Reborn Supplies to Avoid – 5 Ways to Ruin Your Reborn Doll

Reborn Supplies to Avoid – 5 Ways to Ruin Your Reborn Doll

Those of us who dedicate ourselves to the hobby of rebirth spend a lot of time, money and effort to buy the reborn supplies thoroughly reborn our dolls. We need to use a lot of tools and chemicals (paints, glues, etc.) and in the case of reborning, what you don’t know about MAY hurt you, or more specifically, your doll!

Here is my list of five ways to ruin your reborn baby doll, hoping it will save you from these “oh no!” that twist your stomach. Moments many unlucky revenants have faced in the past (and sadly, in the present):

Oh no! #1

Try gluing eyelashes to your doll’s head with clear nail polish.

First of all, it really isn’t a very good adhesive. Second, if you mess up (let’s face it, it happens) to get your lashes back out you’ll need to follow step number two on my list:

Oh no! #two

Use nail polish remover on your wrist.

Regular nail polish remover contains acetone as a solvent, which can damage plastics and vinyl. Of course you know that our dolls are made of plastic and vinyl. You should especially avoid this chemical around the doll’s eyes because they can easily degrade on contact with acetone. Now it’s even clearer why you shouldn’t use nail polish to glue lashes together?

So you can’t just use a nice clear nail polish to glue those tabs together. What else could be a good adhesive? Hm… well, if you want to screw up your doll, you can try this:

Oh no! #3

Use super glue on your doll.

Are you ready for the terrifying truth? Super glue will MELT most doll eyes. That is not something you want to happen. But maybe you are thinking that you can use it on another part of your wrist? Do not do it! Unless you want to ruin your doll, of course. Super glue can damage plastics and acrylics.

Maybe you’re thinking… I know! Hot glue!

Sorry honey, it can’t be done! (can you tell that I studied English?)

Oh no! #4

Use hot glue on your doll.

Once again, this is degraded, decomposed and damaged plastic and vinyl.

Does your husband or teenage son like to build model cars? Why not use that glue? It is glue for plastic, after all. Nope! The plastic of the hot rod and the fighter plane is hard. Vinyl and plastic baby doll is soft. So if you want to ruin your doll:

Oh no! #5

Use modeling glue on your reborn baby doll.

Look oh no! #4 for the reason why.


So what kind of adhesives should you use to make your reborn baby doll?

The favorite choice of glue in the reborn supplies The seasoned revenant’s toolkit is Aleene’s Tacky Glue. This can be found at many craft stores. You can also use E6000 special craft glue, which I would recommend if you are making a doll hoping to sell it, as it is a higher quality glue with a very strong bond.

So there it is 5 Ways You Can Ruin Your Reborn Baby Doll!

Of course, I hope you use this information so you don’t have the same “oh no!” moments that others have had while working on a revival project. I hope you will NOT ruin any dolls and instead create lovable, lifelike baby dolls that will bring smiles to the faces of those who hold them for years to come, without any of these “oh no’s”.

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