DIY American Girl Coconut Drinks

Posted on Jan 31 2016 – 1:03pm by Rudy

DIY American Girl Coconut Drinks

Ever since we posted the DIY Fruit Stand we have gotten a ton of requests to fill it up!  No one wants an empty fruit stand right? So, the first craft we made for it are these cute coconut drinks. They are awesome! This a very easy craft that kids can be hands on with. I even think that if you are having a Lea, Kanani, or any tropical themed birthday party, these would be a cute craft for all the guests to make and take home as party favors! The dowel caps come in a bag of 12 so that’s a lot of coconut drinks!

If you do not have a Hobby Lobby, type in wooden dowel caps 1 1/4″ in Google Search and several buying options will come up. 

Materials Needed:

  • Scissors
  • Circle Hole Punch *Optional
  • Mini Straws
  • Toothpicks
  • Tiny Beads
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Craft Foam *Orange Slices
  • Craft Paint
  • Puffy Paint
  • Dowel Caps 12 pcs. 1 1/4″ *Found at Hobby Lobby item #211177


  • If you don’t have puffy paint on hand, you can use hot glue as a substitute. Just paint over it while when it’s dry and be sure to stick in the umbrella and straw before it dries.
  • Any paper will work for the umbrellas, I just like the scrapbook paper for the designs. However, you can always color your own designs on plain white paper.
  • I used a hole punch for the oranges and umbrella. You can just trace circles and cut them out with scissors. You can also use scrapbook scissors for the umbrella if you want a cut edge!
  • I did not have a problem with the coconuts standing on their own. However, if yours won’t cooperate, you can take a nail file and lightly sand a flat surface on the bottoms of them.
  • Puffy paint normally takes about 4 hours to dry. However, since you are using a lot to fill it up, let it dry overnight. It hardens completely and the straw/toothpicks will be stuck into place.

Related Posts:

DIY Lea’s Fruit Stand

DIY Lea’s Fruit Stand Foam Board

American Girl Lea Clark’s Scene ~ Set Up

2016 GOTY Lea Clark’s Entire Collection Review 

Watch and tell us if you will be adding these to your fruit stand!

DIY American Girl Coconut Drinks was last modified: March 10th, 2016 by Rudy

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

  1. Mary AG fun stuff ❤️ March 9, 2016 at 9:58 am – Reply

    I love the craft ?➡️?

  2. ginnie22 February 29, 2016 at 7:29 pm – Reply

    Yay! I love these! ? Just what I need for our fruit stand!

  3. Alyssa February 18, 2016 at 3:14 pm – Reply

    I like the bed I would like you to do a kitchen?

  4. Sadie February 11, 2016 at 9:30 pm – Reply

    Can you make them out of clay?

  5. Alice February 4, 2016 at 6:23 pm – Reply

    Could you make a hedbanz game for Ag doll please?

  6. Kaitlyn Harms February 4, 2016 at 5:48 pm – Reply

    You are the best crafter ever Rudy!

  7. Elaine Walker February 4, 2016 at 6:53 am – Reply

    This is one of my favorite smaller DYI projects. My granddaughter and I have several AG’s and other 18 inch dolls and even though I’ve purchased OG sets with a coconut in them it’s just one. Now we can have coconut drinks for all the doll’s in the family. Thanks great job.

  8. Jessica B. February 4, 2016 at 6:15 am – Reply

    So cute! Definitely need to make these.

  9. Tracy February 3, 2016 at 8:06 pm – Reply

    Do you think that I would get the same results using white caulk instead of puffy paint?

    • Rudy February 3, 2016 at 9:55 pm – Reply

      We’ve used caulk in the past, it will do the job!

  10. Julia.H February 3, 2016 at 11:51 am – Reply

    BTW I made these and you can find dowel caps a Michael’s!I found a set of 6 with 4 of the right sized ones and 2 big ones with smaller holes!I’m just going to make the holes bigger!These are so cut Thanks

  11. Smiley Ninja February 2, 2016 at 9:45 am – Reply

    Hi I my dolls (Lea and Kit) need some Plates and untensals also a pet bed would be totally cute! Thanks so much! ? an American Girl Kid

  12. Amanda February 2, 2016 at 5:22 am – Reply

    Awesome craft! My daughter watched this and immediately put her shoes on telling me she is ready to go get the supplies. She loves your videos so much! What kind of hole punches do you use? I have several but I can never get the craft foam to fit into them (too thick). Thanks!

    • Rudy February 2, 2016 at 8:35 am – Reply

      Haha, that’s too cute. The hole punches I use for craft foam are the Fiskars Thick. They will say “thick” on the package and on the hole punch. They are awesome! I always get thick over regular because the thick will work for everything, even paper if that’s all I’m punching.

  13. Eshal February 1, 2016 at 5:28 pm – Reply

    Where do u get puffy paint

  14. Eshal February 1, 2016 at 5:27 pm – Reply

    Awesome! Please make more fruit for the stand. also, please make Lea’s hut to. And as someone else said please make bathroom accessories!

  15. Olivia Wilson February 1, 2016 at 9:49 am – Reply

    Ok. Thank you!

  16. carmel February 1, 2016 at 5:31 am – Reply

    can You make a shower, please!

  17. mrsmattos January 31, 2016 at 8:47 pm – Reply

    thumbs up!!!

  18. Angelina January 31, 2016 at 5:22 pm – Reply

    I don’t know how you do it! Your crafts just get better and better and cuter!!!!?

  19. All For AG January 31, 2016 at 5:01 pm – Reply

    This is such a genius idea! Could you make a doll binder or school supplies? My dolls need to have stationary. You could get ideas from the new American Girl flip-top desk, or from the old desk. ?

  20. Becky Redford January 31, 2016 at 4:07 pm – Reply

    PLEASE make more fruit

  21. Julia.H January 31, 2016 at 4:06 pm – Reply

    So cute!Im going to get the supplies to make it tomorrow!

  22. Arianna January 31, 2016 at 4:04 pm – Reply

    yummy! and yes, please add more!

  23. Olivia Wilson January 31, 2016 at 3:26 pm – Reply

    Soooooo cuuuuuute! Yes, please make more to fill up Lea’s Fruit Stand!!!! My friend is placing her Lea order on AG tonight, so thank you for telling me about the free shipping!!! I told her about it, and she was deciding between Lea, Maryellen, and Rebecca. She asked me which one she should get, I wasn’t quite sure. I immediately said “Not Rebecca.” Because 2 of our friends already have her. I was thinking she should get Maryellen because she is simply the best BeForever Character available!!!! However, she missed out on the last GOTY, Grace, whom she wishes she would have bought. So, I finally gave her a TON of reasons why she should get Lea, and she gave in!!! I am so happy for her!! Is the free shipping for single items, too, or just on Lea’s whole collection?

    • Rudy January 31, 2016 at 5:06 pm – Reply

      It’s free shipping on anything in her collection! Great deal!

  24. Linda Reynolds January 31, 2016 at 2:54 pm – Reply

    This will be a fun craft and easy enough for small children. Thank you!

  25. Smiley Ninja January 31, 2016 at 2:36 pm – Reply

    So cool, what craft paint do you use?
    ? thanks

  26. Julia M. H. January 31, 2016 at 2:30 pm – Reply

    Good Job Rudy! Can’t wait for more fruit!

  27. bon voyage! January 31, 2016 at 1:15 pm – Reply

    Super cute

    • Angelina January 31, 2016 at 5:19 pm – Reply

      I totally agree!!!! ??

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