Have you ever had crepes? They are one of my favorites – they are a lot like a very thin pancake and you can fill them with sweet things or savory things – either way, so yummy. One of our readers, Michelle, made a Crepe Making set for her dolls and was kind enough to share it with us.
- 3″ diameter flat wood circle
- 1/2″ wood button plugs
- 3/8″ diameter wood dowel (a skewer would work)
- cream felt
- brown chalk
- black, red, blue paint
- round beads in red and blue
- Glue: Mod Podge or white school glue
- small piece of toilet paper
- hot glue (optional)
- Canning jar lid
- scrap of pretty paper
- mini bottle for lemonade
1. Glue 3 wood plugs to the bottom of a wood circle using hot glue or regular white glue (the white glue will just take longer to dry). When the glue is dry, paint it black.
2. Make a batter spreader: Cut 2 pieces of wood dowel or skewer (use old scissors for the skewer or a dog nail clippers for the dowel). Cut 1 piece at 1 1/2″ long and the other at 2 3/4″ long. Glue the longer dowel to the center of the short dowel. Use a piece of tape to hold the pieces together while they dry if using regular white glue.
3. Cut 3 circles of cream felt (use the wood circle as a template by tracing around it with a pen and cut inside the line so they are a little smaller than the wood circle). Rub brown chalk around the edge of the felt circles with your finger to make it look “cooked”.
4. Crumple up some toilet paper and roll the crepe around it. Put some glue at the top to keep it rolled up (hot glue works best because it bonds immediately but you can use the white glue, you will just have to hold it together with tape until it dries). Wait until the glue is dry before going to the next step.
5. Mix some paint with mod podge/glue and stir in beads. Put the paint/beads into the ends of the rolled crepe and let them spill out a little. Leave to dry overnight.
6. Tear up some more toilet paper into little pieces and wet it with water. Then stir in some mod podge/glue. Squeeze out the moisture and make a little clump for a dollop of whipped cream on top. Let dry overnight then glue on top.
7. For the plate I used canning jar lids. I glued a circle of pretty scrapbook paper to the center.
8. I found the little bottle with the cork at the craft store. I found a french pink lemonade graphic on the internet and printed it out in doll size then glued it to the front of the bottle with a little mod podge.
Have fun making crepes with your doll!
Thanks again Michelle – this is a wonderful project and something tells me it is one that Grace would enjoy, too.