Easy matchstick model plans for beginners include boats, train cars, fire engines, simple buildings, and doll furniture. Beginners find plans in kits, or make their own based on pictures, building layouts, blueprints, and automobile design documents.
Model kits include plans, matchsticks, and cardboard forms to help guide beginners. Plans provided in kits also serve as the basis for model builders to design their own projects, giving them an understanding of the underlying structure of models and basic shapes. As beginners advance, using these concepts and images of other models, designs of the items they want to model, or their own ideas, allow them to create their own matchstick model plans.