Make Your Own Doll Plates From Canning Lids

AG Doll Plates

I use a lot of mason jars in my kitchen for freezing soups and broths.  Since I cap them with reusable plastic lids, I have an abundance of the metal canning lids and rings that came with the jars.  As I recently discovered, the lids are the perfect size for AG doll plates. I spray painted several of them black for use on the doll Halloween table.  By changing the color of paint, you can easily have a wide variety of colors of doll plates available. Materials Needed: Canning Lids (for the pint mason jars) Spray paint that will adhere to metal (I used Krylon) Kids – let an adult mess with the spray paint! I recommend painting your lids outside.  The paint is smelly!  I cut open an old cardboard box and used that to protect my deck from the paint.  One coat provided even coverage for me. Let … Continue reading

Miniature Hershey Kisses AG Doll Food – Polymer Clay Tutorial

miniature Hershey Kisses

After seeing all the great polymer clay AG Doll food available on Etsy, I have been inspired to create some of my own.  I thought a fun doll craft to start with would be some miniature Hershey Kisses.  These don’t take a lot of clay and they are quite easy to make.  A bag full of the polymer clay kisses would make a cute Valentine gift for your daughter and her favorite American Girl doll.  Children will need their parent’s assistance with this doll craft as it involves using the oven. The Hershey Kiss on the left is the candy one. The candy Kiss on the right is the polymer clay one. American Girl Doll scale is 1:3 which means that if the real food is 3 inches in size, the AG Doll food should be 1 inch in size.  The miniature Hershey Kiss is roughly the size and shape … Continue reading

Valentine Cookie Ornaments Perfect for Doll Play

american girl doll valentine cookies

I was at Hobby Lobby over the weekend and picked up the cutest pack of Valentine cookie ornaments that are the perfect size for doll play. They come in a pack of 12 and are $3.99. Keep an eye out for sales or 40% off coupons at your local craft store to get them at a discount! Since they are ornaments, you will need to remove the hook and ribbon before giving them to your girls for doll play.  The hook was easily removed by twisting it out with a pair of pliers. We didn’t have any doll plates, so I used a leftover canning lid as an improv plate.  They are a good size for your dolls. American Girl dolls Julie and Lauren are enjoying their yummy cookies!  If you have any other great finds for doll play that are related to Valentine’s Day, be sure to leave a … Continue reading