Theresa's Mixed Nuts: DIY Doll Food~ Tacos, Hot Dogs, Poptarts, & Crackers

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

DIY Doll Food~ Tacos, Hot Dogs, Poptarts, & Crackers

Allison and I decided to break out the clay again and make some more play food for her dolls. This time we focused on lunch and dinner type items. I thought it would be good to do another post since the Sweet Treats Tutorial was a lot of fun to do.

Remember, these don't need to be perfectly formed. Mine certainly aren't, but my kids don't seem to mind, as long as they slightly resemble food. Working with polymer clay can be a little tricky until you get the hang of it.

What you will need:
An assortment of polymer clay packages in different colors
Knife or other small sharp tool
Damp paper towel

To make a hot dog:
Break off a tan colored chunk of clay. Rub it between your palms until it is soft and pliant. Roll it into a ball about an inch in diameter.
Next roll it between your palms or against a flat surface until it is a long hot dog shape about 2 inches in length.
Using your knife or other sharp tool, draw little lines through the sides of the hotdogs to give it the pinched hot dog look.
Break off a darker brown clay chunk. Roll it into another ball about 1/2 inch in diameter to start making the bun. Flatten it into a nice round circle until it is 2 inches all the way around.
Place your already formed hot dog on top of the brown bun. Pull the sides of the bun up around the hot dog and gently press the two pieces together.
Pinch off a tiny bit of red and yellow clay for the ketchup and mustard. Roll each (separately) between your palms until you have a thin strand the same length as your hot dog. Form each color into small squiggle lines and place on top of your hot dog, gently pressing down to form a bond between the clay pieces.
If you notice any finger prints or dings, use a damp paper towel and gently rub them away.

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polymer clay hotdog
Pop Tart:
Start with a small chunk of gold colored clay. Roll into a 2 inch ball. Press clay into an even flat circle.
Using your knife, cut a square about 2 inches in in length and height.
Depending on the flavor of your pop tart, repeat the above process with another color of clay for the icing, only making this color much thinner.
Cut this new square just a bit smaller than the pop tart crust.
Place thin square over the gold square, gently pressing to make the two clays stick together.
Break off bits of other colors of clay (white, pink, blue, ect) and form little sprinkles for the tops of your pop tart icing. Gently press each sprinkle onto the frosting.

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Roll a 2 inch ball of gold clay. Press into a flat, round circle until it is about 2 inches in diameter.
Break off a dark brown chunk of clay for the beef. Roll it into a long rope the length of the taco shell. Place in the center of the shell.
Break off a small bit of red, green, and yellow clay. Roll each color between your palms until you have a long thin strand of each color. Using your knife, cut of small bits of each for the lettuce, tomato, and cheese.
Mix each color together, then sprinkle the mixture over the top of the taco, gently pressing down so the clay sticks together.

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Peanut Butter Cracker:
To make the cracker tops, roll out an orange ball of clay about 2 inches in diameter. Flatten clay evenly on a hard flat surface.
Using your knife, cut 2 squares from the formed circle, about an inch in length.
Roll out a small gold ball, about an inch in diameter. Flatten, making the gold clay thinner than your crackers.
Cut a square the same shape as the cracker pieces, then sandwich it between the two orange squares.
Using a toothpick, poke several small holes in the top and bottom of your crackers.

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Allison was having fun making her own creations. She made meatballs and onion rings, as well as her own tacos. It so much fun to get the kids involved in making their play things!

Now, place all your food onto a cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 225 degrees for about 15 minutes. Do not over bake or you will get scorch marks on your food. It can also cause cracks. Remove from oven and let cool. I usually don't let the kids play with them until the next day when I
know they are fully set and hard.

Don't forget to check out the Sweet Treats Tutorial more more DIY doll food ideas!

*Note* Any kitchen items used while making your clay projects should no longer be used in cooking with real human food. The clay leaves a residue on the surface of these items that is not safe for human ingestion.


  1. My daughter would LOVE this! How cute and something I could actually do hehe. Great post :)

    1. You could totally do this Brandi! Have her help you out. They have so much fun coming up with their own creations and will even brag about what you make to their friends :)

  2. These are so cute. Thanks for visiting and linking up at the Creative Corner hop. I hope you will be back next week.

    Cherished Handmade Treasures

  3. Those are adorable.
    I love stopping by to see your dogs on your sidebar :)

    Have a great day!

  4. These are adorable! I may have to get my Fimo clay out and play. Thanks for sharing. Your newest follower from The Creative Corner Hop.

  5. cute- I have always wanted to make something out of polymer clay. I am stopping by from tiggerific tuesday blog hop- following you on pinterest, twitter and GFC (jenniferb) Please follow me if you get the chance-
    pinterest-Jennifer Blanton

  6. I'm impressed!! That all looks good enough to eat!!

    1. Thank you:) I'm not that great, but the girls don't seem to care as long as they can kind of make out what it's supposed to be lol.

  7. So cute! Those are some well-fed dolls!

    Thanks for joining Flock Together today! I am now your happy LF follower.

  8. wow..looks fun ..those dolls have the life!

  9. I love that you make doll food, these are wonderful!! xo

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you have a Favorite Things Thursday so I can come link them up lol :)

  10. I wish I had clay now that I say your crafts ha ha


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