Last week I showed you how to make a doll sized lasagna and a few of you wonderful readers asked me to show more dinner ideas for your dolls. Using items I already had on hand I created four easy to make dolly dinners I hope you will love. We will be posting all four dinners over the course of this weekend starting with Doll Spaghetti and Meatballs.
Before we get started, I highly recommend the American Girl Doll Book and kit called Doll Dining. It is one of my most favorite books from American Girl yet. There are plenty of great ideas in the book and some fun stickers you can add to fun foam or a paper plate to create doll meals! As well as other goodies you will love.
Doll Sized Spaghetti and Meatballs
I have made spaghetti and meatball dinner and I used yarn I already had, paint and some brown plastic beads to create this yummy dolly dinner. If you are vegetarian you do not need to add the “meatballs” and it still looks great! I also used one of the lids I saved from my orange juice as a great serving dish!
You will need:
- Red paint
- Beads or brown pom-poms for the meat balls
- White glue
- Wax paper
- Chop stick
- Small paint brush
- Orange juice lid as a serving dish (optional)
To create the spaghetti dinners, start by cutting your noodles out of the yarn. I cut them about 10 inches long. To make one order, I measured the serving size by how much would fit in my hand and make a small ball. I did this three times.
In a recycled yogurt cup I added white glue and then the yarn, coating each strand. I used a chopstick to stir. Then when the yarn was coated I transferred it to the wax paper and piled it like you would on a regular plate. You can use your hands but it will be messy! I use the wax paper so that while the noodles are drying they are going to stick only to the paper, this way you can transfer them to your doll dishes later when they are dry by peeling the wax paper from the noodles.
For the version that goes in the serving dish, I did the same steps without the wax paper and placed the yarn in the orange juice lid.
Next I added the “sauce” with red paint and used the brush to apply a thick coat in the center of the noodles. I added the brown beads to some glue and placed them on top of the paint. I then let it dry for 24 hours. When it was totally dry I peeled it back from the wax paper and it was ready to serve.
Stop back in later today and throughout the weekend for more easy doll dinner crafts from materials you probably have on hand! By Karen of Karen Mom of Three