This is a photo story by Shannie Jo.

Doll mexican restaurant

Hola, welcome to our Mexican restaurant. We love dining at our local mexican restaurant and we decided to create our own. Julie is the hostess and shows us to our pretty table. For the decor we made wallpaper using construction paper in bright colors that we overlapped and taped in a pattern. We hung Saige’s rug on the wall and printed out clipart to create a picture. The sombrero was a straw hat that I decorated with extra felt and rhinestones. I also glued ribbon to create the tie. We used a plastic cactus, an AG flower vase, and one of Saiges art pictures for decorations We built two wooden booths and covered Molly’s table with a cloth and a runner we cut from scrap fabric.

Doll mexican restaurant  

We are checking out our menus and chatting when Ruthie, our waitress comes to take our orders. She tells us about the special of the day, it is homemade Chocolate Churros. Yum!! She also suggests we order the beef fajitas. Kit decides thats what shes having. Everything on the menu sounds delicious. It’s so hard to decide. We created the menus by using our computer to write and print out the food choices. We cut and glued them onto construction paper to make them cuter.

Doll mexican restaurant

Our food arrives and it looks so delicious. McKenna gets nachos and Rebecca has tamales. Saige is having the shrimp. The guacamole and nachos are made fresh daily. The food tastes delicious.

Doll mexican restaurant

Here’s a close-up of the food. We created the fajitas by using a real mini cast iron skillet that we found at a local store. I glued up a removable oven mitt up for the end of the skillet. We created the faux fajitas by painting small wooden buttons with grey paint for mushrooms. The green peppers are ear plugs cut in half and painted dark green on one side.  The beef, onions, and red peppers are cut from felt. The tortillas shells are a folded foil packet. The tortilla chips are felt cut into triangles and we used a brown permanent marker on both sides to add “seasoning”. We created a label for the hot sauce on the computer and taped it to a play ketchup bottle. The other food is from various AG sets.

Doll mexican restaurant

No meal is complete without dessert. Today the girls enjoyed homemade chocolate churros and fried icecream. We love our Mexican restaurant and we hope you enjoyed dining with us. Adios amigos!

Doll mexican restaurant

I have included a bonus picture to let everybody know how we created our homemade chocolate doll churros. Have fun!

1. Cut a piece of brown fabric in a 5×5 inch square. We used dark brown corduroy for the texture. You can also use light brown corduroy for traditional churros.  Use whatever you have and have fun!

2. Roll up the fabric into a tight roll. Place a thin strip of glue along the edge to seal.

3. Use school glue and a paintbrush to put a thin layer of glue on the roll.

4. Sprinkle with fine white glitter for the look of powdered sugar. Its easier to paint one strip at a time with glue and then sprinkle with glitter that way the glue doesn’t dry to fast. Don’t worry it doesn’t have to be perfect!

5. Let the “churro” dry. We let ours dry overnight just to be sure.