Karen here and today I am so excited to share with you the doll sized vintage-inspired stove I just made for Let’s Get Cooking week.  I have been looking on Pinterest at Vintage Kitchens and their fun colors while imagining how I could make a doll sized vintage looking kitchen for my dolls. I came up with this stove using items I had on hand and wonderful Duck Tape! Here is how you can make your own.

You will need:

  • Duck Brand Duck Tape in the color of your choice and silver
  • Scissors
  • One large cracker box
  • One small cracker box
  • Black Sharpie Marker
  • A Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Clear Packing tape

Step 1- Assemble all your supplies and use your ruler to measure 1 1/2 inch down from the top of the box and draw a line with your marker as shown in the photo above.

Step 2- Use the ruler to measure 2 1/2 inches from the bottom of the box and make another line

Step 3- Use your marker to make a dotted line along the edge of your box about 1/2 inch in, on both sides and along the edge of the top line you made.

Step 4- Use your scissors to cut open a “flap” which will become your oven door.

Step 5- Bend down the flap and use your finger  and thumb to crease the line

Step 6- Open the smaller cardboard box and cut it down one edge fold up the edges and slide it inside your “oven” make a mark and trim the cardboard so that it it fits with your oven.

Step 7- Use the marker to make draw the lines of your oven’s rack

Step 8- Tape the sides together then slide the shelf into the oven and tape it into place

Step 9- Use the remaining cardboard to create another rack and tape it into place at the bottom

Step 10 – Use the left over cardboard trimmings to make the back of the stove. Tape it into place.

Step 11- Cover your stove with your main color of duct tape, even inside the “oven door”

Step 12- Once you have covered your stove with the main color use the silver color to make the door handles and top of the stove trim.

Step 13- Draw the elements on your stove by tracing a smaller roll of duct tape or you can trace an empty toilet tube, use your marker to color the “4 elements” in.

Now your stove is ready to use and play with! The door should fold into place and stay closed when not in use and you can open it for play!

My rescued Madame Alexander Doll Company Varsity Girl doll is wearing the apron and baking mitt from My Doll’s Life. Her cupcakes are from My Doll’s Life, too.

I hope you enjoyed today’s craft and I look forward to sharing more ideas with you again soon. Be sure to send your camp photos to team@dolldiaries.com so we include them in the Camp Memories post – and you may even be a lucky winner of a mystery prize!