DIY American Girl Doll TV Dinners Craft

Posted on Sep 26 2016 - 3:53pm by Rudy

DIY American Girl Doll TV Dinners Craft

DIY American Girl Doll TV Dinners Craft

Ever since Maryellen’s Retro Fridge came out all I could think about were those adorable TV Dinners! I have gotten a lot of comments from you asking us to craft just the TV Dinners. So, if you don’t want the fridge but the TV Dinners are a must, this craft is for you! It is seriously so simple and best of all, it is kid approved. The kiddos will love helping you with this one!

Materials Needed:

  • Craft Foam
  • Craft Paint
  • Puffy Paint *Optional
  • School Glue White or Clear
  • Small Jewelry Boxes *Michaels
  • Elbow Macaroni
  • Model Magic


Watch and tell us which one will be your dolls favorite TV Dinner!

DIY American Girl Doll TV Dinners Craft was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

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

  1. Crystal October 9, 2016 at 7:04 pm -

    I cannot find the jewelry boxes at all. I went to Micheals and they are out of nearly every size and they don’t have anything similar on their website either. I took a screen-shot of your video. It’s a silver Celebrate It 2.1 in x 3 in X1 in jewelry gift box with a bar code of 8 8694693285 4 I’ve tried a google search of the name and of the bar code, but It is impossible to find!

    • Rudy October 11, 2016 at 7:08 am -

      That’s weird. Did you ask an employee? Maybe someone bought them all up for party favor boxes. That happens at my Michaels sometimes and it takes them weeks to restock! A bit annoying.

  2. ginnie October 8, 2016 at 11:21 am -

    Hi! We made these and posted them to our blog. We linked back to your site. Thank you again so much for this tutorial! It’s amazing! 🙂

    Here is the link:

    • Rudy October 9, 2016 at 1:03 pm -

      They turned out fantastic!

  3. Emily October 4, 2016 at 12:28 am -

    Hi Rudy, LOVE THESE. Question: What size boxes best match the AG tv dinners? Your boxes are perfect size but they come in so many sizes. Thanks!

  4. maria October 2, 2016 at 5:21 pm -

    awesome! when will the gourmet kichen video be on here?? a year? week? day??

    • Rudy October 3, 2016 at 6:57 am -

      A week.

  5. ginnie October 2, 2016 at 10:25 am -

    We are making these! The boxes are already built and now we are filling them! We are making one set for my daughter and one set for my niece! Thank you so much for this tutorial! It’s amazing! 🙂

  6. Nsncy October 1, 2016 at 9:10 pm -

    We did it!! Made the Mac and cheese one first, tomorrow the rest! Thank u!!

    • Rudy October 2, 2016 at 8:59 am -

      Yay! They are so much fun to make.

  7. Judy Kious September 29, 2016 at 12:29 pm -

    There is a free program called gimp that could be used for making printable for those that don’t have Photoshop. Love your crafts Rudy

    • Rudy September 29, 2016 at 5:52 pm -

      Thank you! And thanks for sharing that for others!

  8. Marcella September 28, 2016 at 7:14 pm -

    Hi, Rudy!
    The instructions for this were great. I’ve made a few with my daughter already and she LOVES them! She keeps asking for more, so I’ve had to come up with other varieties! Thank you for taking the time to share your ideas with us!

    • Rudy September 29, 2016 at 8:23 am -

      That’s great!

  9. Miri September 27, 2016 at 1:12 pm -

    So cute! I love it!! Could you make the gourmet kitchen out of foam board (and the spice jars, baking tools, pans, etc.)? Love your blog!!

  10. Kaitlyn September 27, 2016 at 11:56 am -

    Thanks, Rudy! But what I meant was how do you make you own printable boxes. 😛 Like is there a special website to make them on?

    • Rudy September 28, 2016 at 11:00 am -

      You can use photoshop. 🙂

  11. Fluff dogg September 27, 2016 at 9:43 am -

    Hi Rudy! I <3 your craft. Can you make a lottery ticket machine or a movie studio set for Grace?

  12. Loretta Houben September 27, 2016 at 8:18 am -

    Just toooooo cute!!!! I love the chicken dinner the best. Thanks so much. When I was young in the 70’s TV dinners were a special treat!

  13. Kaitlyn September 27, 2016 at 7:02 am -

    These are SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!! I will totally make this! They look even cuter then the AG ones (sorry)! 😛 Weird question, but how do you make printable boxes?

    • Rudy September 27, 2016 at 7:51 am -

      They are listed under materials needed. Just print them out, cut them, score on the fold lines, and glue together. I don’t show the entire process anymore because I’ve done it so many times in past videos. Once you have it cut out though you should be able to figure out where to fold it to make it a box!

  14. Abigail September 27, 2016 at 6:06 am -

    I love this idea!! I’m going to try this!!

  15. TheDoll Nook September 27, 2016 at 5:03 am -

    I LOVE IT!!!!

  16. Amelia September 27, 2016 at 4:52 am -

    I can not wait to make these.

  17. Olive September 27, 2016 at 3:26 am -

    Wow. Those are amazing Rudy!

    • Rudy September 27, 2016 at 7:54 am -

      Thank you!

  18. Olivia Grace Henry September 26, 2016 at 6:01 pm -

    OH.MY.GOSH. I LOOOVVVEEEE THIS!!!!!! MY FAVORITE PART IS THE MASHED POTATOES!!!!! ♫ YUM ♫! Do you thin you can make whole potatoes?

  19. kennedy September 26, 2016 at 5:56 pm -

    these are soooooooo CUTE !!!!!!! I have to make this

    • Rudy September 27, 2016 at 7:53 am -

      Yes, make them!