Composition dolls are dolls made partially or wholly out of composition. Composition is a material made of sawdust, glue and other materials such as cornstarch, resin and wood flour.Continue Reading
Composition dolls overtook the market for bisque dolls (dolls made partially or wholly out of bisque porcelain) in the early 20th Century. The composition dolls were hailed by American doll-making companies as unbreakable compared to bisque dolls, and the novelty of the new material for doll heads, among other factors, helped bring about the German doll-making industry's demise. Thanks to this, the United States was the top doll-making country of the early to mid 20th Century.
Composition dolls were produced from about 1909 through the early 1950s. The market for composition dolls reached its height in the 1920s and continued through the 1940s. Few composition dolls are created today except as reproductions or for artistic purposes.
The United States, Germany, France and Japan were all among the countries that produced composition dolls. Certain companies were especially well-known for the quality and innovation of the composition dolls they produced. Some of these companies included: Madame Alexander, Effanbee, American Character and Amberg. Some other companies would copy their designs and sell unmarked dolls. As a result, many dolls that are found today are unmarked.Learn more about Dolls
To make your own dolls, there are free doll templates available at Marthastewart.com. The crafting site Pinterest.com also offers pictures and tutorials of dolls assembled from scraps and recycled household objects. There are also doll-making kits, including all necessary doll parts, for sale at etsy.com.Full Answer >
To achieve a doll look with makeup, one of the most important features to concentrate on is doe-like eyes, which most dolls have. For this look, the products needed are primer, foundation, blush, neutral eye shadow, a light shimmer highlight shadow, eyeliner and false eyelashes.Full Answer >
There were numerous dolls that came out in the 1980s including the She-Ra doll, Jem and the Holograms, Strawberry Shortcake, Rainbow Brite, He-Man and Cabbage Patch dolls. Many of the dolls from the 1980s have become very collectible and valuable.Full Answer >
Prices vary for Cabbage Patch Kids dolls depending on the type of doll and year that it was made. According to the Cabbage Patch Kids website, prices range from $10.00 to $1,000, with classic vintage dolls starting at $200.Full Answer >