How do I make a silicone baby doll?
There are many ways to go about creating a lifelike silicone baby doll or for crafting reborn dolls. There are several tutorials on this topic available on the web. The process can be broken down into four broad steps: sculpting, molding, casting, and painting.
A number of Smooth-On products are often used for making a silicone doll including:
- Dragon Skin 10 – for creating seamless “glove” molds.
- Ecoflex 00-20 and 00-30 – for casting lifelike soft baby skin.
- Psycho Paint – a paint base for platinum silicone rubber.
- Sil Pig Silicone Pigments – available in an assortment of colors that can be blended together for endless color possibilities.
The following videos provide very detailed mold making and casting information specific to doll-making:
The FAQ list is offered as a guideline and offers possible solutions to problems encountered during mold making and casting. No warranty is implied and it is up to the end user to determine suitability for any specific application. Always refer to the provided Technical Bulletins (TB) & Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) before using any material. A small scale test is suggested to determine suitability of any recommendation before trying on a larger scale for any application.