Irish soda bread craft for dolls

Today’s post is very close to my heart. Every year for St Patrick’s day I make Irish Soda bread. This year I wanted to make a realistic doll sized Irish Soda Bread for the Doll’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. This craft is easy, inexpensive and fun. The best part is you should have all the items needed to make  today’s craft already at home!

To make your own Doll sized Irish Soda Bread you will need:

  • My super easy small salt dough recipe (below) that makes ONLY enough to create 4 doll sized loaves of bread for your dolls! (I bet you never thought you would need fractions in the real world but I used them to create the easy salt dough recipe so you do not have too!)
  • wax paper or parchment paper
  • a measuring cup
  • a butter knife or popsicle stick
  • a small kitchen bowl for mixing
  • a paint brush
  • brown paint (can be just a paint box or acrylic, what ever you have will work)
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of salt
  • 1/2 cup of All Purpose flour
  • one small oven proof pan ( I used a cake pan)
  • a spoon
  • A preheated oven to 350, a timer and a grown up for the putting in and taking out of the pan.

Step 1- Small Recipe for Salt Dough

  • 1/4 cup of salt
  • 1/2 cup of All purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of water

Step 2– In a kitchen bowl  place your flour and salt

Step 3- Add the water and mix your dough into a ball

Step 4–  kneed your dough into a ball over wax paper

Step 5– separate your dough into 4 balls

Step 6– Slightly flatten your first ball

Making doll sized irish soda bread

Step 7– Using a popsicle stick or a butter knife make a cross in your dough as shown

Making doll sized irish soda bread

Step 8– Place this ball aside and repeat the steps on two other balls

Making doll sized irish soda bread

Step 9– Leave one ball whole. Take another and cut only one piece along the cross lines as shown, Cut the remaining ball in 4 pieces as shown.

Making doll sized irish soda bread

Step 10– If you would like to make your doll another type of bread you can make a braided loaf like I have by using the remaining dough ball, breaking it in three, rolling out the pieces into “snakes” and braiding your dough, tucking the ends under.

Step 11– Place your dough onto wax paper in you pan (you can also use parchment paper)

Place in the oven at 350 Degrees for 45 minutes

Making doll sized irish soda bread

Step 12– After about 45 minutes have a grown up remove the pan from the oven and check to see if the dough has a slight browning on the bottom and that the dough is dry to the touch. ***All ovens are different so you will have to get a parent to check on your dough while it is in the oven to make sure it doesn’t burn**** Let the dough cool completely

Making doll sized irish soda bread

Step 13– Your Irish Soda bread is almost there! You can leave your dough plain or add a bit of watered down brown paint to give it a realistic finish.

In the next photo you can see the difference the paint makes:

Making doll sized irish soda bread

Step 14- Add the paint to the tops of your Doll Sized bread loaves and let dry

Step 15– When your dough is dry  you can let your dolls enjoy! I have used a cupcake stand to display the dough and doll sized plates

Making doll sized irish soda bread

I love how realistic this looks!

Making doll sized irish soda bread

Step 16– Decorate your dolls table for St. Patrick’s day using your potted plant from last week as a centerpiece.

*I have used small green doll sized mugs from my dollar store (6 for $1.25) and a napkin as the table cloth. Olivia’s dress is one I made and Chrissa‘s dress is a baby dress I bought last summer from the 99 cent store! They fit our dolls perfectly, with out the need to sew.

Karen