Making American Girl Hot Lunch Food

School is back in session, so I thought it would be fun to share with you how I made the food for the American Girl Doll Hot Lunch Set. My daughter loves to play school with her dolls, and this set adds to the school-day fun!

American Girl Food

I used several different brands of polymer clay for my doll food, like Sculpey III, Premo, and Fimo brands. I used a variety of colors, which are shown in the video, and tools to form the food. Here is a basic list of supplies I used:

  • Polymer clay in the following colors:
    • Dough (beige)
    • Dark brown
    • Various greens
    • Yellow
    • Orange
    • Red
    • White
  • Polymer clay glaze (optional)
  • Chalk pastels
  • Paintbrush
  • Dotting tools
  • Toothpick
  • Tooth brush
  • Aluminum foil

American Girl LunchI created a milk carton for the lunch like the American Girl set, but thought it would be nice for the dolls to have a choice in beverage. My daughter loves apple juice for a special treat, so I created an apple juice box template for the dolls, as well.

I used a recycled plastic tube that was part of a set of photo props for the juice box straw, and a plastic fork from this tutorial.

I made the tray from scrap craft wood leftover from my school desk craft  and will post a tutorial if anyone needs it.

Here is the template printable! Print on cardstock for the best results.

AG Milk and Juice Box Template

I demonstrate in the video how to make the baby carrots, burger, brownie, cheese stick, and drink boxes. Leave a comment if you want me to show how I made the fruit!

Please watch the video and let me know what you think!


2 thoughts on “Making American Girl Hot Lunch Food

  1. So cute! You are SO talented and patient. I think I’ll just buy from your website. Do you glue the hamburger pieces together after baking or does the top of the bun come off?

  2. I am so inspired by your wonderful videos. When you get a chance could you please post how you made the fruit? Thanks so much!

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