Hello everybody! I’m so glad that you are joining us! I hope that you have been having fun with all of the doll food crafting we’ve been up to lately. I’ll tell ya, I can’t believe how much doll food we were able to create with such a small amount of supplies! I only bought two sheets of thick craft foam, and it has gone such a long way! That’s what I call affordable!
Today, we will be making supper for the dolls! What fun! This was actually my favourite meal to craft! 🙂
Okay, let’s begin!
What you need:
Thick craft foam
(Found at Michael’s for $1.20 per sheet)
Thin craft foam in all colours
Tacky or school glue
Tip: If you want your food items to stand up to play, give them a good coat of modpodge to seal in the colour.
Let’s start with the appetizers!
Nachos – Cut out a handful of little triangle shapes from yellow craft foam. Pile them on a doll plate, or you can make a plate like we did by just cutting a circle shape from thin white craft foam. Drizzle tacky glue over the top of the pile. While it is still wet, cut tiny strips of green, black and red craft foam. Snip these strips into tiny cubes to sprinkle on top of the nachos. The glue will dry clear.
Cheese Platter – I found this little wooden cheese tray at a thrift store. If you don’t have one, you can make one from thick craft foam. Just trace your shape, cut it out, and stain it brown with marker.
Crackers – Cut out the cracker shape you like from tan craft foam. We made square crackers. We cut wavy edges on our crackers. If you have pinking shears (lacy edged scissors) it would be even easier. Use a toothpick to make holes on top of the crackers.
Ham slice – Cut circles of pink craft foam. It’s that easy! 🙂
Cheese slice – Cut squares of orange craft foam. You could cut other shapes for cheese as well, like triangles or circles. You could also make some swiss cheese slices by using yellow craft foam and punching some holes through. We just didn’t have any room left on our platter. 🙂
If you want, you can glue your pieces to the platter, or leave them separate. We left them unglued for more play options. You could also use these pieces as a lunchable stackable cracker set for your dolls if you like. 🙂
Heart Pizza – Okay, how many of you saw this heart shaped pizza by AG, and did a little swoon? We did! So of course, we had to recreate our own. We already made a round pizza, so for this craft we decided that we had to have a heart shaped one.
To start, fold a piece of paper in half. Draw half of a heart on the fold. Make sure that it is big enough. Ours is 5.5 inches at the widest point, and 5 inches from the tip to the top. Cut out your heart, and unfold. Now you have a perfectly symmetrical heart.
Trace the heart onto thick craft foam, and cut it out.
To decorate your pizza, use a brown marker to colour in the crust. We coloured about a cm wide strip all the way around the pizza as well as the edge. Next, use a yellow marker to draw flecks of cheese on your pizza. Cut out circles of dark red craft foam in all different sizes for the pepperoni. Lay out your pepperoni on the pizza where you want it. Then hot glue it down.
To make the green peppers, cut out oblong circles from green craft foam. Fold the circles in half, and snip a hole in the centre. Using this hole, you can cut out the centre of the green pepper. Glue them to your pizza.
Time to cut the pizza! Your first cut is straight down the centre of the heart. Your next two cuts make an X through the centre of the heart. And you’re done! Enjoy!
Cute right?! 🙂 ❤
Steak – Cut out a steak shape from thick craft foam. I used the back of a paint brush to make an indent in the foam where I thought that the steak bone would be. Ours are T-bone steaks, so we made a T shape. Colour or paint your steak dark brown. Then use black paint or marker to make the grill marks. We used a bit of mod podge once our steaks were dry just to seal in the details.
Peas – Using a hole punch, punch out many little circles of thick craft foam. Put them in a bowl and pour green paint over top. Mix until all of the circles are covered. Spoon the pile of peas onto wax paper. Let dry over night. Peel your pile of peas from the wax paper. They should just stick together. If you want you can seal them with a bit of mod podge.
Carrots – Cut little cubes of thick craft foam. Put them in a bowl and pour orange paint over top. Mix until all of the cubes are covered. Spoon the pile of carrots onto wax paper. Let dry overnight. Peel your pile of carrots from the wax paper. They should stick together. If you want you can seal them with a bit of mod podge.
Fries – Cut strips of thick craft foam. Colour them yellow. It’s that easy! 🙂 You can hot glue your fries together in a pile, or just leave them separate. We left ours separate for more play options. We might still make a little fry box for them.
Here is a better look at the T-shape that we pressed into the steak.
Oh, and don’t forget to make dinner for two!! No dining alone for our dollies!
Tacos – Cut out a circle from tan craft foam. Using tacky glue or hot glue, glue in tiny bits of brown, orange and green craft foam. Fill your taco as much as you’d like. Let it dry.
Add some red craft foam circles for tomatoes. Enjoy! 🙂
Chicken Nuggets – Cut out irregular circle shapes from thick craft foam. Colour with a tan marker. That’s it! 🙂 I love easy crafting. You can glue your chicken nuggets together, or leave them separate. We are just leaving ours separate for now. We might create a nugget box for them later.
Shrimp Kebabs – Cut out shrimp shapes from thick craft foam. Snip the tail to look like a fin. Skewer the shapes onto a bamboo skewer. Colour the shrimp with a peach coloured marker. Draw orange lines on the shrimp, and colour the tail fin orange. Cut out some small circles from thick craft foam to make a garnish for your skewer. We coloured ours dark red and green to resemble an olive, and a bit of sundried tomato, but you can do whatever you like. Poke them onto the top of your bamboo stick.
Now your dolls can have a fancy dinner!
I hope you enjoyed having supper with us!
Saige and Julie are enjoying a dinner at a fancy restaurant! 🙂 ❤
There is so much food! I hope they give out doggie bags! 🙂
Stay tuned tomorrow for a boatload of doll desserts! ❤
What’s your favourite thing to eat for supper?
Leave a comment below!
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