American Girl Hair Salon

AG hair styles front

The most popular activity at American Girl camp last week was the hair salon station. We had a hair salon set up every day. We gave instructions on how to properly brush and care for American Girl doll hair. The girls could visit the hair salon area any time they finished a camp activity. We had doll brushes, spray water bottles, and hair accessories available along with directions about a specific hair style each day.

On Caroline day, the campers learned how to put their doll’s hair in a bun. Caroline lived during the War of 1812. Ladies during the early 1800s might wear their hair with curls around their face and have a bun in the back.

Salon Secrets

  • Keep your doll still. Hold between your legs or use a doll chair.
  • Always use a wire doll hairbrush. Plastic bristled hairbrushes snag and frizz the doll hair.
  • For best styling results, lightly mist your doll’s hair with water. Cover the eyes and face with a small cloth or paper towel while misting. Protect the body from water too.
  • Take a small section of hair at the tip and brush gently. Work your way up the small section of hair.
  • Don’t pull the doll’s hair too hard when brushing. If possible, hold the doll’s neck as you work.
  • NEVER use a blow-dryer, hot rollers, curling iron, or straightening iron on your doll’s hair. The hair is made of plastic and will melt and burn.

AG doll hair supplies


  • American Girl Doll Hair Salon Kit w/Book (optional– we got a few styling ideas from the kit, and it came with a doll brush and spray water bottle)
  • wire doll hairbrush
  • styling spray water bottle (found spray bottles that will lightly mist in the soap making section at Michael’s crafts)
  • short bobby pins
  • classic hair pins (the kind that are wide)
  • small elastics (the kind that look like Rainbow Loom bands or rubber bands for braces)
  • paper towel, washrag, or some type of covering to protect the doll’s face and body when misting hair with the water

Classic Bun

  • Gather the hair at the back of the doll’s head and make a high ponytail. Tie with an elastic. Twist ponytail tightly; spritz it with water; wrap twisted ponytail around the elastic. Tuck the end of the ponytail under the bun and insert a hairpin to hold. Pin the rest of the bun in place, crisscrossing pins.
Classic Bun Step 1

Classic Bun Step 1

Classic Bun Finished

Classic Bun Finished

Messy Bun

  • Make a ponytail and tie with an elastic. Using small sections at a time, very loosely pin the ends of the ponytail around the elastic.
Messy Bun

Messy Bun Back View

Messy Bun Side View

Messy Bun Side View

Rope Braid

  • Brush all of the hair back into a high ponytail or pull a small section into a side ponytail. Tie off with an elastic. Separate the ponytail into 2 equal sections. Twist both sections of the hair clockwise. Tightly cross one section over the other counterclockwise until you reach the end of the ponytail. Tie off with another elastic.
AG rope twist

Rope Braid Step 1

Rope Braid Step 2

Rope Braid Step 2

Rope Braid Finished

Rope Braid Finished

Some campers visited the hair salon and did nothing but brush their doll’s hair. If you plan to host an American Girl camp, I think having a hair styling area is a must! I think this would also work well as an activity at an American Girl birthday party.

AG hair styles side



American Girl Goes Camping

american girl camp out

Miss Priss ran out of sleeping space for her American Girls, so I offered to make some sleeping bags. Well, if you make an American Girl a sleeping bag, she will need a campfire to go with it. If you have a campfire, you will want to toast marshmallows. If you toast marshmallows, bugs might show up for a snack. If bugs show up, you will need a bug jar…

Sleeping Bags

AG doll in sleeping bagMaterials

  • cotton fabric
  • coordinating fleece
  • reversible ribbon
  • sewing machine


  • Cut one piece of 30″ x 21″ cotton and one piece of 30″ x 21″ fleece.
  • Pin the two pieces of fabric together. The cotton should have the wrong side facing out.

AG sleeping bag pinning fabric

  • Sew the two pieces of fabric together about 3/8″ from the edge. Leave an opening along one long side.

AG sleeping bag opening

  • Turn the fabric right side out through the opening. Push the corners out with a finger, so they are square. Fold the fabric in half.

AG sleeping bag inside out

AG sleeping bag sew closed

  • Cut a piece of ribbon about 30″ and fold the ribbon in half. Insert the folded end of the ribbon into the fabric opening and secure the ribbon with a pin.

AG sleeping bag add ribbon tie

  • Pin the fabric along the edge that has the ribbon and halfway up the open side.
  • Sew the edge with the ribbon and the partial side together.

Campfire and Toasting Marshmallows

AG fire pit with marshmallowsMaterials

  • CDs
  • Elmer’s glue
  • potting soil
  • stones
  • small twigs
  • tissue paper in fire colors cut into small squares (2″ x 2″?)
  • white Crayola Model Magic sculpting clay


  • Cover the surface of the CD with glue.

AG fire pit glue

  • Sprinkle potting soil on top and shake off the excess.

AG fire pit add dirt

  • Drizzle more Elmer’s glue around the edge of the CD. Add rocks around the edge. Rocks that are about the width of a quarter work well.

AG fire pit add rocks

  • Collect small twigs from your yard and break into small pieces (maybe 2″).
  • Drizzle glue around the center hole of the CD and stack twigs. Drizzle a little more glue and add sticks until it looks like a campfire.

AG fire pit add sticks

  • Roll the squares of tissue paper into a flame shape and insert between the twigs. Drizzle glue here and there as needed. Let campfire dry overnight.

AG campfire with tissue flames

  • Roll a pea sized piece of Model Magic between your fingers into a ball. Flatten the top and bottom, so it is cylinder shaped. Push onto a twig. Let dry overnight.

AG marshmallows

Bug Jars


bug jar supplies


  • Find a small twig and break it to the height of the jar (about 1″). 
  • Secure 3-4 mini pom poms to the twig with the glue dots. This is the caterpillar.
  • Put the caterpillar on the twig in the jar and add a sequin leaf, small torn pieces of tissue paper, and maybe another small twig.

AG mini big jarsI know the scale is not perfect, but the bug jars are our favorite American Girl accessory right now. What is your favorite American Girl craft? Don’t forget to go back and look at the American Girl CafeAmerican Girl Sweet Shop, or American Girl School before making a decision!

AG fire pit bug jars marshmallows

American Girl Goes to School


Miss Priss is attending an American Girl camp this week, which got my creative juices flowing. Since the camp is being held at a school site, I thought we could make school supplies for the dolls. Like all good mother/daughter projects, Miss Priss got bored; TheRoomMom went overboard.

I will say that the 2-ring binder requires a steady hand and a glue gun, so some of the school supply construction was beyond Miss Priss’ capabilities. She made all of the pencils and did most of the work on the pocket folders. On the horizon are some sort of camping supplies for American Girl. Project brain is already engineering fake s’mores and lanterns.

American Girl school supplies #DIY #AGcrafts

American Girl Pencil Cup with Colored Pencils


  • round toothpicks
  • Sharpie markers, various colors
  • sharp cutting tool (like an X-acto knife)
  • sandpaper
  • plastic lid from a non-aerosol bug spray bottle (these are the same lids I used for the smoothie/milkshakes)

American Girl DIY colored pencils


  • Cut the toothpicks in half and sand the cut end until smooth. 
  • With a Sharpie marker, color the very tip, leave some space, then color the base of the toothpick all the way around.
  • The proportions are a little small for American Girl, so you may want to cut the toothpick down about 2/3 to get a longer pencil than what we have.
  • Use the plastic lid as a pencil cup and place all finished pencils in the lid.

American Girl Pocket Folders


  • cardstock, variety of colors
  • paper cutter or scissors and ruler (highly recommend a paper cutter)
  • Elmer’s glue
  • little decorative stickers, scraps of paper
  • Avery labels (1/2″ x 3/4″), optional

AG pocket folder finished


  • Cut a piece of cardstock into a rectangle 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″. Carefully fold in half and press the crease firmly.
  • Cut 2 pieces of cardstock into rectangles 1 1/4″ x 2 3/4″. These will be the pockets. If desired, cut a diagonal out of one side to make the inner pocket edge slope. We liked the pockets in contrasting colors, but you could make the pocket color and folder color match.

AG pocket folder interior

  • Put a thin line of glue around the bottom and outside edge of the pocket piece. Press each pocket piece onto the interior bottom of the left and right side of the folder. Let dry. Remember to leave the top and center sides unglued, so you can add papers to the pockets.
  • Cut scraps of paper into small pieces. I used some junk mail I had. Slide papers into the pockets.
  • On the exterior of the folder, decorate with mini stickers or the Avery label with a class subject written on the label.

AG pocket folder size

American Girl 2-Ring Binders


  • cardstock, variety of colors
  • paper cutter or scissors (recommend a paper cutter)
  • ruler (recommend metal)
  • printer or notebook paper
  • silver jump rings (7 mm)
  • silver paint pen
  • silver colored poster board
  • Elmer’s glue
  • X-acto knife
  • hot glue gun
  • needle nose pliers

American Girl binder


  • I originally saw the the binders in this Pin.  This woman makes items for dollhouses, so the proportions were too small, but her directions are very good.
  • Cut a piece of cardstock into a rectangle 6 1/2″ x 3 3/4″. Put the piece of cardstock landscape direction on a table. Draw a line 3″ in from the left edge and 3″ in from the right edge. Using a ruler (I recommend a metal ruler), wrap and crease along the lines.

AG binder folded with center

  • Cut a piece of silver posterboard 3 1/2″ by 3/8″. Round off the ends if desired. Glue the skinny piece of posterboard to the center of the cardstock between the 2 folds. Let dry.
  • Cut 3 pieces of printer or notebook paper 5 1/4″ x 3 1/4″. Stack the 3 sheets and fold in half.
  • With the pointy end of an X-acto knife, poke a hole through the folded sheets of paper near one end. Repeat at the other end. If you want a 3-ring binder, you could poke 3 holes, but this stuff is tiny, and I think 2 holes are sufficient.

AG binder add jump ring

  • With pliers, pull open 2 jump rings. Thread the jump ring through the paper. With the pliers, close the ring.

AG binder close jump ring

  • Hold the papers with the jump rings over the skinny silver posterboard piece and eyeball where the jump rings sit. Put 2 small blobs of hot glue on the silver posterboard piece and push the jump rings into the glue. You can use a toothpick to push things around if needed. Blow on the glue to cool.

AG binder hot glue

  • It is easy to get the folded side of the papers stuck in the hot glue. I was able to peel the paper away without separating the jump rings from the glue.
  • Finally, put 2 silver dots on the outside spine with the silver paint pen to look like the screws on the outside of a binder.

AG binder finished stack

  • You can add pockets to the binders following the directions for the pockets in the pocket folder above.

American Girl DIY school supplies

American Girl Clipboard


  • flat, wooden rectangle 3 5/8″ x 2 5/8″
  • mini binder clip (I think I found these in the fancy brad fastener area at Michael’s.)

American Girl DIY clipboard


  • Paint the wooden rectangle or decorate with stickers (or both). We left ours the natural wood color and added mini stickers from the American Girl Mini Scrap Books (see below).
  • Cut paper to fit the clipboard.
  • Clip paper to the clipboard with the mini binder clip.Metal “handles” can be up or down.

American Girl store bought items

Store Bought

  • In the American Girl craft aisle at Michael’s, we found a Mini Scrap and Stuff Books set. It came with the tiny spiral notebooks and the little stickers we used on the clipboard and outside of the pocket folders.
  • I located the mini manila file folders in the gift label section of Hobby Lobby. We wrote on the mini Avery labels and attached the white label to the tab.
  • The teeny tiny envelopes with enclosed notecards were in the baby shower/party aisle at Michael’s. The package had a variety of envelope and note sizes.

American Girly DIY school supplies

Check out other American Girl crafts on this post and this post.

American Girl Sweet Shop

American Girl Sweet Shop w Doll

It started out innocently enough. Miss Priss needed (wanted?) a shelf to hold all of the American Girl doll food we made at Christmas, so her doll restaurant would seem more authentic. I found a Recollections “Embellishment Organizer” for 50% off at Michael’s (A LOT of assembly required). It really looked like a display at a bakery. Crafty obsessive idea brain immediately took over. Hadn’t Sewing Sister made miniature cakes out of plastic bottle tops? If I just picked up a few supplies, I bet I could make cakes. Did we really have enough American Girl doll food from Round One to fill the display? Perhaps not. And so, food production began again.

American Girl Sweet Shop

Wedding Cakes

  • Locate any and all plastic bottle caps. I used caps from anything I could get my hands on like water bottles, milk bottles, vitamin jars, juice bottles, and soda bottles. The more size variety you have, the better.
  • White plastic caps work the best, but I did use acrylic paint for the pale pink and pale blue cakes. It took about 3 coats of paint. If you have white bottle caps, no painting is required.

American Girl 2 Wedding Cakes

  • I like 3 stacked bottle caps the best. Stack them in graduating sizes. Run a bead of hot glue around the edge of a bottle cap and press it onto the center of the top of the bottle cap that goes beneath. Repeat for all layers.

American Girl Wedding Cake

  • Add decoration with the hot glue gun. I used satin flowers, 3-D flower stickers, thin lacy ribbon, and strings of mini pearls.

American Girl Wedding Cakes


  • Collect twist off toothpaste caps. Thankfully, I had a stash of travel toothpaste tubes from the children’s last dental visit. My kids never put the lid back on the toothpaste tube anyway, so I did not think it mattered if I took the caps.

American Girl Cupcakes and Milkshakes

  • Drop a blob of hot glue into the bottom of a toothpaste cap. Squish one 3/4″ pom pom into the cap.
  • Smear a little Elmer’s glue around the top of the pom pom and sprinkle seed beads on the top.
  • Add a mini 5 mm pom pom if desired.

American Girl Cupcakes


  • Taller, clear caps work the best for the milkshakes. The clear caps that cover the top of non-aerosol bug spray or suntan lotion are perfect. I also used small, clear bead jars.
  • Cut a straw to the needed length to stand in the milkshake cup. Run a small bead of hot glue on the edge of the inside of the cup and attach the straw.
  • Put a blob of hot glue at the bottom of the cup and press one 3/4″ pom pom to the bottom. Add a blob of hot glue to the top of the pom pom and press another pom on top. Try to avoid getting any hot glue on the edge of the cup because it looks smeary from the outside. Repeat one more time with a third pom pom.

American Girl Milkshakes

  • Smear a little Elmer’s glue around the top of the pom pom and sprinkle seed beads on the top. I used rainbow nonpareils sprinkles on a few of the milkshakes too.
  • Add a mini 5 mm pom pom if desired.


  • Put a spoonful of powdered sugar in a small Ziploc bag. Add Cheerios and shake.
  • Put a spoonful of cinnamon in a small Ziploc bag. Add Cheerios and shake.
  • Remove Cheerios from the bags. You may need to brush excess cinnamon and powdered sugar from the Cheerio.

American Girl Donuts


  • Using a round hole puncher, punch a ton of black and white circles from foam sheet.
  • With glue dots, build Oreo cookies. 2 black circles on the outside, one white circle in the center.

American Girl Oreo Cookies

Pies, Cookie Tray, Sponge Cake, and Petits Fours

American Girl Cakes and Pies


  • Plastic bottle caps, any and all sizes
  • strings of mini pearls, thin white lacy ribbon
  • mini 3-D flower stickers
  • mini satin flowers
  • hot glue gun
  • acrylic paint (pale colors)
  • 3/4″ pom poms
  • 5 mm pom poms
  • seed beads (variety of colors)
  • rainbow sprinkles (optional)
  • black and white foam sheets
  • glue dots
  • Cheerios, powdered sugar, cinnamon
  • small mirrors, mini Altiod tins, flat wood shapes (to use as serving trays)

American Girl Pink Wedding Cake

I have put the bakery display in Miss Priss’ room, although, I am not entirely comfortable with her actually playing with the doll food. It looked so perfect for a few short hours sitting on the shelf, untouched by little hands.

American Girl Set Up

This is how Miss Priss has it set up in her room.

An American Girl Buffet

My daughter, Miss Priss, had an American Girl Christmas. Buried at the bottom of the American Girl gift pile was a book/kit we gave her called Do-it-Yourself Doll Dining. Our kit came with some paper plates, colorful papers, and a book about how to make doll food for American Girl. After one trip to Michael’s for foam sheets and glue dots to get us started, the American Girl food project quickly spiraled out of control.

american girl dinner close up

It has been two days since I started AG doll food production. We have been to Michael’s and Hobby Lobby twice ($85 and counting– with coupons), my kitchen table is buried in doll food materials, and Miss Priss is no longer involved in the process. If you have that crafty obsessive gene like I do, making the food is pretty fun. If you have the do-a-project-with-your-child-for-a-fun-afternoon gene, the ideas are quick and easy as long as you stick with the basic directions. Either way, you– I mean your daughter– can open an American Girl restaurant. Reservations recommended.

american girl restaurant

I included a material list at the end of the post. There is a basic list that can be used to make most of the items. If you want to take it to another level, I added the carried away list. Anything in the directions marked with ** require materials from the carried away list.

Now Serving American Girl Breakfast

Croissants, Fried Eggs, Bacon, Toast with Butter, Milk, Cereal

american girl breakfast


  • Cereal: With a hole puncher, punch many foam circles in tan and brown. Punch stars or hearts in pink and light green**. Punch partial holes in white to make moons. Fill plastic bottle cap from a 2-liter soda bottle 2/3 full with Elmer’s glue or white acrylic paint. Add punched pieces of foam and press down lightly. Let dry.
  • Bacon: Using brown foam sheet, cut wavy strips into a bacon shape.
  • Fried Egg: Using white foam sheet, cut a wavy oval to look like a fried egg white. Cut a small yellow circle from the yellow foam sheet (or use the hole puncher). Attach yellow circle to the white piece with a glue dot.
  • Toast: Cut a 1 1/2 in. square from the corkboard. Cut in half diagonally. Cut 2 tiny yellow squares from the yellow foam. Attach yellow square to the corkboard with a glue dot.
  • Cup of Milk: Fill a clear plastic bottle cap or plastic bead storage jar** with Elmer’s glue 3/4 full. Cut straw to a little taller than the bottle cap/jar. Put cut straw into cup while glue is wet. Let drive overnight (or longer). You could also squeeze some white acrylic paint into the bottom of a clear plastic lid or a bead jar. Tip the jar slightly and let the paint run up the sides. Roll the jar until the sides are covered. Stand jar upright and let dry overnight.
  • Croissants: Cut tan foam in long skinny triangles. I tried a few different sizes. I liked about 3/4 inches at the base of the triangle and about 2 inches tall. Put a glue dot on the point (skinny end) of the triangle. From the wide end, roll the foam until the glue dot attaches. Use glue dots to attach finished croissant to a cardboard rectangle or wood rectangle to look like a baking sheet.

Now Serving American Girl Lunch

Sandwiches, Pigs in a Blanket, Salad, Ice Water, Fruit Plate, Fruit Dip

american girl lunch

american girl lunch close up

american girl fruit and dip


  • Sandwiches: Follow the directions for toast above. Trace toast triangles on colored foam for sandwich fillers (yellow or orange for a cheese slice, brown for a meat slice, etc.). Take the adhesive backing off the corkboard and add one layer of sandwich filling. Use glue dots to attach other pieces. Use tiny pieces of green tissue or rafia ribbon for lettuce. To top sandwich, remove adhesive backing from the second bread triangle and attach to the top.
  • Salad: Cut small squares of green tissue, green curly ribbon, and green rafia ribbon. Put a pile in a bottle cap or bead storage jar lid. Put a glue dot on 3 mini red pom poms, attach to leaves of lettuce.
  • Pigs in a Blanket**: Paint wood dowels red and let dry. Follow directions for the croissants above. Cut tan foam a little wider than the croissants. When hot dogs are dry, put a glue dot on the skinny point of the triangle and wrap around the hot dog until the glue dot attaches.
  • Ice Water**: Fill bead storage jar or clear bottle cap about 2/3 full with Diamond Glaze. Add clear beads and straw and let dry overnight.
  • Fruit Dip: Fill a metal bottle cap with light pink acrylic paint. Put a small piece of styrofoam packing peanut on top for whipped cream. Let dry overnight or longer.
  • Fruit: The Doll Dining Kit came with stickers that you attach to foam sheet pieces to make the fruit slices. To make grapes, attach glue dots to mini pom poms (purple for red grapes or green for green grapes). Stick pom poms to small sticks to look like a grape bunch.

Now Serving American Girl Dinner

Steak, Corn on the Cob, Spaghetti with Meatballs, Orange Juice

american girl dinner


  • Orange Juice: Squeeze some yellow paint into the bottom of a clear plastic lid or a bead jar. Tip the jar slightly and let the paint run up the sides. Roll the jar until the sides are covered. Stand jar upright and let dry overnight.
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs: Cut a long piece of yarn and coil it into a plastic bottle cap (we used a gallon milk jug cap). Squeeze red acrylic paint on top to look like sauce. Punch out brown foam circles with hole puncher. Gently press brown dots on paint before it dries.
  • Corn on the Cob: Cut green crayon pieces that are about 1 1/2 in. long. Knot one end of a piece of twine and thread about 7 beads (or as long as your crayon piece). Make a line of glue on the crayon and holding the beads tight on the string, press the row of beads to the crayon. Once the beads are secure, remove string and repeat around the crayon. I used a hot glue gun**, but hot glue makes crayons melt!
  • Steak: The Doll Dining Kit came with stickers that you attach to brown foam sheets to make the steaks.

Now Serving American Girl Take Out


american girl pizza


  • Pizza: Use a drinking glass or other round container to trace a circle on the tan foam sheet. Cut out the crust. Paint the crust with red acrylic paint but leave a little tan showing around the edges. While the paint is wet, sprinkle very short pieces of cream colored yarn around the pizza. Add brown foam circles cut with a hole puncher for pepperoni, small black beads for olives, tiny green pieces of rafia ribbon for green pepper, or any other topping you can create. You may need to attach toppings with glue dots. When pizza dries, cut slices with scissors.
  • Pizza Pan: Trace a circle larger than your pizza on a piece of cardboard. Cover with tin foil.
  • Pizza Box: Comes with the Doll Dining Kit.

Now Serving American Girl Dessert

Blueberry Pie, Sponge Cake, Cookies, Petits Fours

american girl dessert scale


  • Cookies: Wrap a 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ cardboard rectangle or wood rectangle in tin foil. Using glue dots, stick 12 small pink foam hearts to foil wrapped tray. Using a heart shaped hole punch, make 12 tiny brown hearts**. With glue dots, stick the brown hearts to the center of the pink hearts. Instead of foam shapes, you could use 12 matching 3-D scrapbook stickers** in heart or flower shapes to the tray.
  • Petits Fours**: Paint 1/2″ wood cubes with acrylic paint and let dry. We did 4 each of white, pink, and purple. After the blocks dry, attach 3-D stickers of your choice to the top. Detach the lid from a mini Altoid tin and wrap the base of the tin with a strip of scrap paper to hold some of the little cakes.
  • Sponge Cake: Trace a circle on a new yellow kitchen sponge. Cut the circle out of the sponge. Draw a line of glue around the middle of the side of the sponge. Hold sponge over a plate and sprinkle red seed beads** on the glue to look like a line of berry filling. You could also draw a red line with a Sharpie marker. Top sponge cake with a 3-D flower sticker**.
  • Blueberry Pie**: Put glue dots around the bottom and sides of a mini tart tin. Press a piece of tan felt into the bottom. Cut the edges, so the felt matches the edges of the tin. Put a blob of glue on the felt at the bottom of the tin. Fill with a wad of tan felt. Dribble glue over the felt and sprinkle with blue seed beads. Add more glue and beads as needed. Cut very thin strips of felt and weave together. I used 5 strips x 4 strips. Lift woven felt strips onto the top of the pie. Trim strip edges and tuck into the sides of the tin. Let dry.
  • Cake Plate**: Paint a wood disc and mini wood spool white (or any color you prefer). You may want 2+ coats of paint. When paint dries, hot glue wood spool to the bottom center of the wood circle.

american girl pie and cake

Basic Material List:

  • foam sheets (tan, brown, white, red, orange, yellow, pink, light green)
  • foam shapes (variety pack)
  • thin corkboard on a roll with adhesive back
  • plastic straws
  • bottle caps– any and all  sizes, plastic and metal (I will never throw bottle caps away again)
  • cardboard (shoebox weight cardboard works well)
  • hole puncher
  • Elmer’s glue
  • glue dots (smallest size)
  • acrylic paint (light pink, dark pink, purple, red, white, yellow)
  • 5 mm pom poms (red, green, purple)
  • styrofoam packing peanuts
  • green crumply material (green tissue paper, green rafia ribbon, green curly ribbon)
  • yellow plastic beads, medium sized
  • cream colored yarn
  • light green crayon
  • yellow kitchen sponge

American Girl Cherry Pie

**Carried Away Material List:

  • all of the above
  • serving trays and dishes (we used a mini flower pot saucer, 3″ round beveled mirror, 2″ flat wood discs, 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ cardboard rectangles, mini Altoid tin with lid separated from base)
  • mini wood spools
  • 1/2″ wood cubes
  • plastic bead storage jars with lids
  • star and/or heart hole puncher
  • wood dowel pins, 1/4″ x 1 1/2″
  • clear beads, medium sized
  • glass seed beads (purple, black, blue, red)
  • tan felt
  • 3-D scrapbook stickers (flowers and hearts)
  • Diamond Glaze
  • hot glue gun

My project table (aka my kitchen table)


Hobby Lobby had a great wood piece aisle with all shapes and sizes of wood blocks, spools, flat rectangles and discs, and dowels. They also had mini mirrors in the candle making section, mini baskets in the basket aisle, mini clear acrylic boxes with lids in the craft section, and the seed beads and plastic beads.

Michael’s had the 3-D stickers, foam sheets, glue dots, and the bead storage jars. Hobby Lobby had most of these items too.

american girl croissant tray

The madness continues. Check out the American Girl Sweet Shop and American Girl School Supplies.