December 30, 2012

Campfire and marshmallows for American Girl doll

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What you need

  • cardboard (6" x 6")
  • brown or green felt (6" x 6")
  • rocks
  • sticks
  • LED tea light
  • white Sculpey or FEMO for the marshmallows


 How to make the campfire

1. Draw a circle with a 6" diameter onto the cardboard and cut out
2. Glue felt on top and bottom of cardboard circle, let dry, then cut felt to match circle
3. Take rocks and glue around the edge of the circle, let dry
4. Take the LED tea light and set in middle
5. Optional you can wrap some very thin yellow and/or orange tissue paper around it to hide the tea light and make it look like flames
5. Cut some sticks and scatter around, build a pyramid with the sticks around the tea light

You are done !!!

How to make the marshmallows

We took a small stick that was forked and cut it to size (about 7" total length), then we used white Sculpey/FEMO and made 2 small cylinders and poked them on the tips of the forked stick.
You can dust a little brown or black chalk powder to some of the sides to make it look roasted.
Bake it and you have campfire marshmallows on a stick  !!!!

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  1. Wow Thats a cute idea!Putting it on my "To make" List :D

  2. wow, that's such a great Idea! Much better then the Camp fire I made for my "girls" (me and my friends love ag too much to call them dolls) last year! XD

  3. wow this is great since i am doing a camping series right now thanks!

  4. love it and thank you for the free ideas very helpful for those who are low income...keep up the great work...maybe you can come up with more for your daughter she is very lucky.