Profession doll maker

Doll makers design, create and repair dolls using various materials such as porcelain, wood or plastic. They build moulds of forms and attach parts using adhesives and handtools.

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Personality Type


  • Toys and games trends

    Latest developments in the games and toys industry.

  • Toys and games safety recommendations

    Safety instructions of games and toys, according to the materials they are composed of.

  • Toys and games industry

    Types of products available in the games and toys industry and of the major suppliers in the field.


  • Inspect toys and games for damage

    Identify damage and cracks in games and toys in the store; take appropriate actions to remedy.

  • Pack goods

    Pack different kinds of goods such as finished manufactured products or goods in use. Pack goods by hand in boxes, bags and other types of containers.

  • Extract products from moulds

    Remove finished products from moulds and examine them in detail for anomalies.

  • Perform toys finishing

    Put the finishing touches to toys such as painting details, adding embroideries or markings, mounting hair, eyes and teeth.

  • Apply a protective layer

    Apply a layer of protective solutions such as permethrine to protect the product from damage such as corrosion, fire or parasites, using a spray gun or paintbrush.

  • Ensure quality of final product

    Ensure that finished products meet or exceed company specifications.

  • Design dolls

    Create a model of the doll using creativity and computer skills.

  • Construct moulds

    Construct moulds for the casting of objects in plaster, clay, glass, plastic or metal. Use casting machines and materials such as rubber, plaster or fibreglass.

  • Fill moulds

    Fill up moulds with appropriate materials and ingredient mixes.

  • Assemble toys

    Fit body parts and accessories together using different tools and techniques depending on the toy materials such as gluing, welding, screwing or nailing.

Optional knowledge and skills

3d printing process manage different pottery materials sew pieces of fabric maintain moulds select mould types finish plastic products stain wood match product moulds manipulate wood operate plastic machinery toys and games categories types of toy materials insert mould structures polish clay products manipulate plastic textile materials materials for doll creation operate wood sawing equipment woodturning sand wood create smooth wood surface heat materials techniques for doll creation use painting techniques 3d modelling create sculptures join wood elements create clay figures types of pottery material stuff toys

Source: Sisyphus ODB