I love the attention to detail that the American Girl Delicious Dinner Set has – it is absolutely amazing! So I decided that this would be our next DIY or copycat craft based on an American Girl catalog item.
I have to say one of my favorite parts of this set is the lasagna and when I was in the dollar store I found this fantastic dollar store gem, a set of two ramekins that look just like my own lasagna dish! These ramekins are 3 inches long and 2 inches wide and the perfect doll play bake ware dishes. The package cost $1.25 and I bought the round ones that looked like quiche dishes or flan dishes as well.
I have lots of fun foam and felt on hand so I thought this would be a great way to use it and create my own doll sized lasagna.
How to make doll sized lasagna from fun foam and felt:
Cut out 2 – 1 inch by 1 ½ inch rectangular pieces of fun foam and felt to fill the lasagna pan.
To create my Lasagna I used:
- tan fun foam and cut 3 rectangles
- red fun foam and cut 2 rectangles
- orange felt and cut 2 rectangles
- white felt and cut 2 rectangles
Layer tan, white, orange, red, tan, white, orange, red and then tan.
Next carefully cut each piece it in half, so you can serve the dolls each a large piece for their dinner. Then glue each layer to the next to create two separate pieces. When it is totally dry place each piece back in the dish.
Next I thought it would be great to serve a side salad with my doll sized Lasagna.
To make the salad, cut 6 leaf shapes out of two colors of green felt or you can use fun foam if that is what you have. Then cut some red tomato circles out of the red and some orange felt for carrots. I alternated the leaves and topped it with the “tomatoes and carrots” and glued all of it into place.
If you have not come across a great doll play plate set for your dolls you can easily use fun foam to create a reusable plate. I created these by tracing a juice glass and cutting out the circle. You can also glue your salad to the plates you made if you would like.
Well I think my dolls are really enjoying their homemade Lasagna and salad. I think I may go make my own family Lasagna for dinner!
I look forward to sharing more ideas with you next week. ~ By Karen of Karen Mom of Three