DIY American Girl Basketball Court ~ Guest Feature

Posted on Feb 13 2016 – 12:17pm
by Rudy

American Girl Basketball Court

DIY American Girl Basketball Court ~ Guest Feature

We love featuring your crafts and DIY’s here on American Girl Ideas. It is so much fun to see the creativity in everyones crafts and to share them so others can enjoy and make their own. Today’s feature is one of a younger crafter who has brilliant ideas and vision for her dolls play. It is an honor to feature her and share her talent.

A few words from Jada:

What inspired me to make a school gym was my love of sports. I play in many sports and like soccer,basketball and mma. I like to play sports with my dolls and school. So one day my mom told me she show a picture of Julie’s bleachers on our friend Shelly’s world on Fb. She also share how she made her own too. So I told my mom I wanted to do one but I also would like a gym too. I have to tell you this was the easiest and cheapest project we ever done and the coolest, lol. We made the walls out of foam board and the back of the bleachers too. We made it 26″ tall so it could be high for the dolls. We didn’t make it long because I have little space but I recommend if you have space make it a little longer. We use a table basketball table cover for party city for the floor. We use wood craft paper for the bleachers. We use AG boxes for the bleachers. We made school signs on the computer. The hardest part was finding hoops that where a good sizes. But a friend in Facebook recommended a site at “office playground” and they where perfect. I can’t wait until we get the cheerleader uniform and have our homecoming day.

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You can also check out her video showing her gym here: JadaNmomFUN AG

Be sure to leave comments for Jada and ask any questions you might have!

DIY American Girl Basketball Court ~ Guest Feature was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

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

  1. mia
    March 3, 2016 at 6:22 pm –

    I have website too this craft cool im gonna tell my mom and we could do it together my website is

  2. Latonya
    February 15, 2016 at 5:48 pm –

    ???? Too Cute!!!!! This is definitely going on my to do list!!!!!

  3. Lizzie westra
    February 15, 2016 at 6:30 am –

    so cute i play on a basketball team and now my dolls can do the same

  4. Becky Redford
    February 14, 2016 at 3:51 pm –

    oh never mind i found out some thing to see a video

  5. Becky Redford
    February 14, 2016 at 3:49 pm –

    Could you have a video or some thing to show us how to make it? Because this is just so cute!

  6. Sophia
    February 14, 2016 at 1:19 pm –

    That’s amazing!

    By the way does any one know where to get foam board?

    • JadaNmomFun
      February 14, 2016 at 2:28 pm –

      Thank you

      The sell them at micheals and other craft stores. They cost about $5-$6. We get them at our local .99 cent store because they are $1.49 but they are thin , so we glue two togather to make it thicker and sturdier. The ones in micheals are thicker and sturdier.

  7. Angelina
    February 14, 2016 at 10:35 am –

    Cool!? Happy Valentine’s Day!!!❤️??❤️??❤️??❤️??❤️??❤️??❤️

    • JadaNmomFun
      February 14, 2016 at 2:29 pm –

      Same to you !!!

      • Angelina
        February 15, 2016 at 10:14 am –


  8. Gina Griffin
    February 14, 2016 at 8:48 am –

    Great job, thank you

    • JadaNmomFun
      February 14, 2016 at 2:31 pm –

      Thank you

  9. Kali
    February 14, 2016 at 8:26 am –

    I love your channle

    • JadaNmomFun
      February 14, 2016 at 2:33 pm –

      Thank you, American girl idea is one my super favorite channel. Rudy is so awesome and I wish to be as talented as her when I grow up.

  10. sharon
    February 14, 2016 at 7:23 am –

    Great job Jada!! Jada, If you are still looking for a cheerleading outfit in your school colors – on Etsy there is a great shop IfDollsCouldDream (shop owner Maggie) that has really nice cheerleading outfits for $18. Right now she has 20 different ones and if you can not find what you need she will custom make it for you! They even come with pom moms!! I love this shop!! Sharon

    • JadaNmomFun
      February 14, 2016 at 2:36 pm –

      Thank you very much. We order them for someone already but them don’t have Pom poms. After we order my mom so a cheaper lady selling them with Pom Poms. But it’s ok now we know to shop around a bit before buying. I try making Pom Pom with one big Pom Pom I got at party city but it don’t look good lolol. It’s made of plastic so it just drips.

  11. Julia.H
    February 14, 2016 at 5:23 am –

    So cute!I love this!Can you show us how to make it!

    • JadaNmomFun
      February 14, 2016 at 6:00 am –

      Hi this is Jada, on the link you could see my video. I explain it a little there. Frist we brought the foam board the color I wanted the walls to be. Or you could buy white and painted. Tip if you go to .99 cent store or local discount store they have foam board for $1-$2. So it could be sturdy you could double it up. Because they are thinner. We use a board that was 28″ long , 20″ high and deep. We hot glue the 2 side walls to the back board. Back wall on it side make it long 28″ and 20″ high. you should put for the side walls,the board with 20″ side for the deep side and put the longer side going up. Then cut the 28″ side to how high you want the hoop to be. I didn’t do that and had to add a piece because 20″ wasn’t enough. I made it 6″ higher, make it 26″ high. Before I glue the floor, I put wood Craft paper on the board that was the floor. Then I hot glue the boards togather. Kids should have mommy there. After that I cut a basketball table cover from party city to make the floor look like a court. I use tape because the cover is plastic. I tape it all around to go with my craft paper and the tape help the floor look shinny. Then I print some signs for the wall. I use craft foam and glue it to a piece of foam board. I made mine about “12 tall and 14″ long. Make lines not to deep about ever 3” with an exsactonife. Then I put it underneath the basketball hoop was going to be. So it look like the paded walls the gyms have. the hoops I found had a clip you could just slip into the walls. You could ask any other question you like. Thank you

  12. chantelle
    February 13, 2016 at 8:39 pm –


  13. chantelle
    February 13, 2016 at 8:38 pm –

    cute can you please do a DIY kitchen and can you make some school homework pintables and sta

  14. Kate
    February 13, 2016 at 5:28 pm –

    That is the cutest little thing I have ever seen!

    • JadaNmomFun
      February 14, 2016 at 6:04 am –

      Thank you

  15. Sadie
    February 13, 2016 at 4:43 pm –

    OMGOSH so cute!

    • JadaNmomFun
      February 14, 2016 at 6:05 am –

      Thank you

  16. buzzy
    February 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm –

    CUTE!!!!!!!!! ?

    • JadaNmomFun
      February 14, 2016 at 6:06 am –

      Thank you

  17. Olivia Wilson
    February 13, 2016 at 12:20 pm –

    Wow! I am reading this 2 minutes after you posting this! And it’s way too cute!

    • JadaNmomFun
      February 14, 2016 at 6:05 am –

      Thank you