American Girl DIY Cotton Candy Cart

Posted on Apr 6 2016 – 1:59pm
by Rudy

American Girl DIY Cotton Candy Cart

American Girl DIY Cotton Candy Cart

When we made the DIY American Girl Ice Cream Cart we had so many requests for us to make it out of foam board. So, we listened and here is the step by step  using foam board. We also had a lot of requests to make cotton candy. So, instead of making another ice cream cart (we don’t need three) we turned it into a cotton candy cart! Simply print out the patterns below and follow the video.

There is also a giveaway for our favorite foam board tools, FoamWerks. Be sure to enter the giveaway below. Here is the link for the FoamWerks Deluxe Kit so you can check out what all comes with it. Logan Deluxe FoamWerks Kit

Materials Needed:


American Girl DIY Cotton Candy Cart Cutouts


  • If you use different thickness foam board than what I used, you will need to readjust some pieces.
  • This can be a multi-use cart. Food, treats, drinks, so many ideas!
  • The FoamWerks tools are best, but if all you can use is an X-acto knife, just make sure you use a fresh blade and cut all the way through in one motion. Do not try to “saw” through the foam board. That will give you jagged edges.

Watch and tell us your favorite flavor cotton candy

American Girl DIY Cotton Candy Cart Project

Enter the Logan Deluxe FoamWerks Giveaway April 6-April 12 ***Three Winners***


  1. You must be 13 years or older to enter.  If you are under 18 you still need a parent/guardians permission to enter.  If you are under 13, your parent/guardian will have to enter.
  2. No purchase necessary.
  3. Giveaway is open to USA and Canada
  • If you are a Canadian entry you must include the answer to this question in your comment below. (1+4= )

How to Enter:

  1. You must share the video or post for the giveaway so your friends can enter too!  Sharing options are below the video on YouTube and above the post (under the title) on the website.
  2. You must leave a comment telling us the first project you would make with the FoamWerks kit if you win.

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American Girl DIY Cotton Candy Cart was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

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

  1. Tina
    September 23, 2016 at 11:07 pm –

    Can i just get the measurments instead of printing out 3 or more pages worth of shapes? Im afraid the printer will not get the right size like the fruit by the foot box seemed too big and the wrappers too small

  2. Stephanie Hunter
    April 17, 2016 at 8:40 am –

    Did this project today. Super cute, but I wish there were some actual directions to follow as the video is difficult to follow. Also some of the pieces do not fit together properly- the door is too small for the opening, the counter was way too small (had to cut out a new piece). Also had to cut a new front piece to fit. And there is no pattern piece for the bottom of the cart. Aside from all of the issues we had putting it together, I think it will turn out adorable when I’m finally done!

    • Rudy
      April 18, 2016 at 8:10 am –

      I’m sorry your pieces didn’t fit together properly. Sometimes when working with foamboard it can be tricky and you have to resize a few things because not all foamboard brands are the exact same thickness. The patterns I provided were from my cart that was showed in the video. Each piece was scanned for the pattern. In the post the original plans were linked, so you could see the step by step pictures. You can see that here:

  3. Aida
    April 16, 2016 at 6:29 pm –

    Do you need a special program in your computer to print the templates/patterns. I printed them and they don’t match, like they are out of scale ?

  4. cali
    April 15, 2016 at 9:35 am –

    I need you to teach me how to make this stuff it is amzing

  5. Christa
    April 14, 2016 at 3:35 pm –

    I would LOVE to make the cotton candy cart, but I can’t find the pattern pages

  6. Mary Messman
    April 13, 2016 at 10:08 pm –

    YAY! I was one of the winners for the foamwerks kit!

    Thank you so much!

    I love crafting all these fun things you craft for us!

    Thank you for all the time you put into these crafts

    so we can make them for our daughters, sons, granddaughters, etc..!!

    Now to make this beautiful cotton candy cart!

  7. April
    April 11, 2016 at 2:17 pm –

    I would make the cotton candy cart first for both my daughter and my niece. We may change the cart into a corn dog cart instead only b/c may daughter wants a corn dog cart but, we will see.

  8. kate suhoza
    April 11, 2016 at 8:46 am –

    I just found your site and I don’t know where we would start. My daughter and I are so impressed with your talent.

    • Rudy
      April 11, 2016 at 9:35 am –

      Thank you! There is a lot so have fun!

  9. Maria
    April 11, 2016 at 8:20 am –

    I stalk this site and somehow missed this video! Amazing as always!!!!!! I can’t keep up with you. ? my first project with foam works would probably be the cotton candy stand and Lea’s fruit stand! Only problem is I wouldn’t be able to stop using it!

  10. Jon
    April 10, 2016 at 3:45 pm –

    My daughter would love to use these tools for Grace’s bakery!

  11. Katia
    April 10, 2016 at 8:11 am –

    I also have a few questions if you don’t mind.

    Where do you keep all of the crafts you make?

    How do you take such great care of you dolls?

    Thanks! Hope you answer!

  12. Katia
    April 10, 2016 at 8:08 am –

    I LOVE those tools! I have a Exacto knife and a lot of siblings who use it and ruin the blade. I would make this cart actually. I really want to make a surfboard, and Lea’s Baja Fruit Stand! Thanks!

  13. Mariela
    April 9, 2016 at 11:41 am –

    I would make try to make a American Girl Doll sized Kitchen for my doll Grace. We both love baking.

  14. Laura B
    April 8, 2016 at 10:57 am –

    The whole carnival looks like so much fun. The first thing

    I’d make with the foam cutting kit would be Lea’s fruit stand since it can be used for so many places.

  15. Nicole Hanifan
    April 8, 2016 at 10:14 am –

    My first thing I would probably build is Lea’s fruit stand.

  16. Jamie
    April 7, 2016 at 7:39 pm –

    I would make your cotton candy cart to go with my AG ice cream push cart. I am posting your cotton candy cart how-to video on my Pinterest page. Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful ideas. I love them.

  17. Sue
    April 7, 2016 at 4:27 pm –

    Wow I would LOVE to win those tools! That set is super expensive if you live in Canada!!

    The first thing I would make if I won is the fruit stand.

    I’m not social media savvy so I don’t understand the ‘share’ option, what goes in the empty box?

    I’m Canadian so the skill testing question is 5.

  18. Vickie
    April 7, 2016 at 2:29 pm –

    I would make Lea’s house.

  19. S.
    April 7, 2016 at 1:32 pm –

    All I can make right now is the cotton candy, but it can be like an at-home snack!

  20. Claire
    April 7, 2016 at 12:30 pm –

    I would love to make a doll diner like Maryellen’s!

  21. Madison
    April 7, 2016 at 11:40 am –

    I would make the cotton candy cart, and if I end up getting Lea Clark I’ll also make her fruit stand! The cotton candy cart was such a cute idea! ?

  22. Haley
    April 7, 2016 at 11:30 am –

    I would make the Cotton Candy Cart!! It’s sooooo CUTE!!!!

  23. Aglover123
    April 7, 2016 at 10:24 am –

    I also would make furniture for my daughter’s!

  24. Aglover123
    April 7, 2016 at 10:23 am –

    I would make Lea’s Fruit Stand!

  25. American girl of the year fan
    April 7, 2016 at 10:01 am –

    My favorite cotton candy is hot chocolate

  26. Taylor Closet
    April 7, 2016 at 9:10 am –

    I would make doll furniture for my daughters.

  27. Arlin
    April 7, 2016 at 9:00 am –

    I would do the fruit stand

  28. Bree
    April 7, 2016 at 8:34 am –

    I will be making the cotton candy cart if I win.

  29. Isabella Porporino
    April 7, 2016 at 4:28 am –

    if i win i make the cotton candy cart and then make everything else that you made because i love your videos!

  30. Arya
    April 6, 2016 at 7:39 pm –

    I love you!

  31. Mary Messman
    April 6, 2016 at 7:24 pm –

    If I win this, Madison and I are going to make this cotton candy cart first and then whatever cool ideas americangirlideas comes up with next!

  32. Charlotte
    April 6, 2016 at 5:46 pm –

    I would make the cotton candy cart

  33. Kalyssa
    April 6, 2016 at 5:27 pm –

    The first project I would make would be the cotton candy cart because I recently got the OG ice cream set and I could use this cart for ice cream too!

  34. Olivia Wilson
    April 6, 2016 at 5:26 pm –

    I would make the OG Ice Cream Truck if I won this set! I will share this with my friends ?

  35. Carol Wands
    April 6, 2016 at 5:21 pm –

    I would make the Ice cream cart!

  36. Olivia Wilson
    April 6, 2016 at 5:14 pm –

    So cute! I don’t need more doll stuff though….. I probably shouldn’t make the cart, I’ll just use a previous craft to make it a Cotton Candy stand! I have been brainstorming a way to make Cotton Candy, so thanks Rudy!

  37. Arianna
    April 6, 2016 at 5:01 pm –

    I would use it for a fridge!

  38. azbethy
    April 6, 2016 at 4:25 pm –

    Your crafts are amazing! I would love to win this for my daughter to make beds for her dolls.

  39. Hanna Quantz
    April 6, 2016 at 3:42 pm –

    I am currently using foam board to make a kitchen for my doll. And having these tools would really help make the job quicker and easier.

  40. Kristin Burton
    April 6, 2016 at 3:13 pm –

    I would make this cotton candy cart! I love it!!

  41. dolphin lover
    April 6, 2016 at 2:49 pm –

    Yay! The first thing I would make is an arcade for dolls. I have started but it is really hard to cut foam board. Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. Mariam R.
    April 6, 2016 at 2:24 pm –

    The first thing I would make if I won the foamwerks kit is your doll sized cotton candy cart, or a bunch of appliances for the dolls kitchen (fridge, oven, counters, etc.)

  43. All For AG
    April 6, 2016 at 2:08 pm –

    Hi Rudy! I love your blog! Would you be able to make doll school desks? Sort-of like the one from American Girl.