DIY American Girl Doll Washer & Dryer

Posted on Jul 16 2015 - 9:54pm by Rudy

DIY American Girl Doll Washer & Dryer

DIY American Girl Doll Washer & Dryer

For this post we are featuring a fun guest.  Rhonda has an amazing do it yourself project for us and just in time too!  With all the craziness that happened with the Our Generation Laundry Set, it was nice to see this amazing craft work done.  And no money was spent!  Everything that was used for this project was on hand.  I absolutely enjoy a recycled American Girl craft.

Original Washer & Dryer Idea from Fawn pictured below on Pinterest.

DIY American Girl Doll Washer & Dryer

Materials Needed:

  1. Pampers Wipe Case
  2. Empty Fruit Cup
  3. Front Load Washing Machine printables (found on Google images)
  4. Washer suds printables (found on Google images)
  5. Gatorade bottle *optional (for the inside drum)
  6. Silver Tape
  7. Glue

Don’t forget to make your laundry detergent and dryer sheets with these FREE printables:

American Girl Laundry Printables

DIY American Girl Doll Washer & Dryer


Step 1: Paint

Paint the wipes container the color of your choice.  You could also leave it white, or get a wipes container that is already a pretty color!  Also, paint the fruit cup and gatorade bottle silver.


American Girl Washing Machine


Step 2: Cut

Cut the rim of the fruit cup off so you can use it on the front door.

DIY American Girl Doll Washer & Dryer

Step 3: Glue

Glue the suds printable onto the front of the door and then glue on the fruit cup rim around it.  Then glue the remaining fruit cup on the back of the door.

DIY American Girl Doll Washer & Dryer

Step 4: Finishing Touches

Add a few finishing details like painting the handle silver, or use silver tape.  Glue on the lint trap to the front of the washer.  Add your own touches!

DIY American Girl Doll Washer & Dryer was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

30 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Marcy October 29, 2016 at 2:28 pm -

    Really cute do
    any of you know jesus

  2. Becky Redford March 11, 2016 at 2:22 pm -

    so do you have two washing mushiness

  3. Stephanie November 29, 2015 at 3:05 pm -

    I still don’t understand how you put the Gatorade bottle in. Can you show pics of how it is used?

  4. Pat November 24, 2015 at 1:41 pm -

    I must have missed something. What is the bottle used for? Where did you get the selection panel? I must have missed it. Thanks.

  5. Jessi October 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm -

    Hi! I really want to make this for my girls for Christmas! I can’t find the same google images that you used here though. I wondered if you can help me, thank you so much!

  6. Jessi October 23, 2015 at 6:07 pm -

    Hi Rudy! What a clever idea! I am doing a small AG house out of an old dresser for my girls, I want to add the washer/dryer. Where can I get the google image print outs you show? Thanks!

  7. Angie August 28, 2015 at 5:11 pm -

    I love this! I understand what to do with the fruit cup, but what about the Gatorade bottle and silver tape? Thanks!

  8. Gina Griffin July 22, 2015 at 6:11 pm -

    Great job Rudy, I love your printables but I use full sheet labels (8.5 x 11). You can get them at any stationary store. No need for glue.

    • Rudy July 23, 2015 at 10:08 am -

      I love that idea! I got those too because I wanted to make stickers for the Science Fair Set since the AG version has stickers.

  9. Kylie July 21, 2015 at 12:51 pm -

    Can you please do a YouTube video on this I have subscribed to your channel and want to see it done. I am not good with directions.

  10. Darlene Dickinson (Uniqua BeSweet) July 19, 2015 at 9:33 pm -

    LOL This is really cute!

  11. Rhonda Pope July 19, 2015 at 2:50 pm -

    P.S. Wait til you see what I’ve done to the inside of the dryer. Too cute.

    • Rudy July 19, 2015 at 6:23 pm -

      I can’t wait to see it!

  12. Rhonda Pope July 19, 2015 at 2:49 pm -

    I am now inspired to finally try your printables Rudy. Thanks again! Now off to set up the laundry room!

    • Rudy July 19, 2015 at 6:23 pm -

      I have made Tide printables just for you! They will be uploaded shortly.

  13. Tammy July 19, 2015 at 2:45 pm -

    That is so cute. Love it.

  14. Kristy July 19, 2015 at 9:41 am -

    What kind of paint did you use? This is so cute! Thanks

  15. Kelly July 17, 2015 at 5:52 pm -

    Do you think you could do I step by step video ?

  16. Linda Reynolds July 17, 2015 at 10:08 am -

    If you print out dryer pictures, you could make it stackable!!

  17. Linda Reynolds July 17, 2015 at 10:07 am -

    I don’t know my way around a computer. Is it possible to do print ables for this like you usually do?

    • Rudy July 17, 2015 at 11:41 am -

      I’m sure I can whip something up. Let me ask Rhonda if she has the one she used, if not I will work on it soon.

  18. Rebecca July 17, 2015 at 7:20 am -

    How cute ! I might need to make it!

  19. Barb July 17, 2015 at 7:16 am -

    I’m having a problem finding the right printouts on google images. HELP!! This is one of the most creative ideas I’ve seen lately!! Thanks!!

  20. Flo July 17, 2015 at 4:53 am -

    This is one of the best craft projects I’ve ever seen, very clever!

    • Rudy July 17, 2015 at 9:07 am -

      I agree! SO creative!

  21. janae July 17, 2015 at 4:11 am -

    This is too funny! I have a baby and have all of the supplies on hand! Very cute!

    • Rudy July 17, 2015 at 9:08 am -

      It’s the best when we have all the supplies on hand for a cute project! I don’t have a baby, but I still keep the house and car fully supplied with wipes!