DIY American Girl Doll School Locker

Posted on Aug 29 2017 – 12:19pm
by Rudy

DIY American Girl Doll School Locker

We are still in back to school mode over here and we finally decided that our dolls need lockers. We never got the American Girl locker set because we thought one wasn’t enough. I think at least four lockers should be lined up together. If stacked, possibly even more! An entire wall of lockers would be so cool and great storage too! I took a poll for this craft on our Facebook group because I couldn’t decide if I should use a recycled box or make it from scratch with foam board. The foam board option won so the plans are below that you can follow. To join our Facebook group go here:

Materials Needed:

Watch and tell us other items we should make for our school!


2 – 3/16’’ @ 4 1/4’’ x 4’’ – Top and Bottom

2 – 3/16’’@ 10 3/8’’ x 4 1/4’’ – Sides

1 – 3/16’’ @ 10 3/8’’ x 3 5/8’’ – Back

1 – 3/16’’ @ 3 13/16’’ x 3 5/8’’ – Shelf

1 – 3/16’’ @ 10 1/4’’ x 3 1/2’’ – Door

4 – 1/2’’ x 1/2’’ @ 1 3/4’’ – Legs

2 – 1/2’’ x 1/2’’ @ 3 1/4’’ – Side leg supports

1 – 1/2’’ x 1/2’’ @ 3’’ – Back leg support

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DIY American Girl Doll School Locker was last modified: December 15th, 2020 by Rudy

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

  1. AshPhoenix
    September 23, 2017 at 12:49 pm –

    Can you make a Leather Jacket

  2. Linda I Reynolds
    September 7, 2017 at 1:31 pm –

    I’ll need some kind of power tools to cut 1/2 inch foam materials (arthritis). Your edges are so straight and smooth, I assume that you are using a saw or something? Please suggest what is best for these large, complex projects. Links (promos are fine) to Home Depot or Lowe’s would be GREAT!

    • Rudy
      September 8, 2017 at 8:44 am –

      I use the FoamWerks tools that I’ve linked in previous posts. You can find them on Amazon and some Hobby Lobby stores carry them!

  3. Jade
    September 1, 2017 at 6:50 pm –

    Me four. I think she might have a room live my froggy stuff.

  4. nicky1234
    September 1, 2017 at 11:06 am –

    Me three

  5. Bookfanatic102
    August 31, 2017 at 5:42 pm –

    Pusheenstar16 I always wondered that too

  6. Pusheenstar16
    August 31, 2017 at 5:20 pm –

    OMG these are PERFECT for my ag dolls!!! I’m 10 years old and just started 5th grade and these look EXACTLY like the ones at my school!!!:) also this is kind of a weird question but you seem to have a lot of ag doll things so where do put it all?? Do you have like a ag doll room where your kids go when they wanna play??????

  7. Lucy
    August 31, 2017 at 5:40 am –

    I will totally be making these!


  8. Bookfanatic102
    August 31, 2017 at 4:13 am –

    Aeryn no I don’t

  9. Adele
    August 30, 2017 at 8:29 pm –

    OMG These are the cutest!! I can totally see making like ten of these and making a school for my dolls!

  10. Aeryn
    August 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm –

    Me neither. Bookfanatic102, do you have a poloroid camera

  11. Bookfanatic102
    August 30, 2017 at 2:19 pm –

    Olive Sorry I wasn’t trying to be rude.

  12. Olive
    August 30, 2017 at 2:11 pm –

    Aeryn & bookfantic102, could you be a bit more polite? It’s possible that nicky1234 assumed that you knew each other already, or had some other way to communicate besides other peoples blog posts. it’s just a thought.

  13. Aeryn
    August 30, 2017 at 12:47 pm –

    Sorry I ment pre teens not pretty teens lol

  14. Aeryn
    August 30, 2017 at 12:44 pm –

    Nicky1234 yea we are pretty teens/teens and we are smart and it’s stupid to privately text someone you don’t know.

  15. Bookfanatic102
    August 30, 2017 at 11:23 am –

    Nicky1234 she didn’t make Macaroons she made Macarons and I don’t think either of us are going to give our texting numbers online were everyone can see.

    Aeryn Yes I am home schooled

  16. nicky1234
    August 30, 2017 at 11:19 am –

    Aeryn and Bookfanatic102: If you want to talk about that stuff why don’t you just text? Bookfanatic102: rudy has already made macaroons

  17. Aeryn
    August 30, 2017 at 10:59 am –

    Bookfanatic102 are you homeschooled? I am but in 7th grade I am going to public school.

  18. bella
    August 30, 2017 at 10:52 am –

    rudy can u pls make a desk

  19. bella
    August 30, 2017 at 10:51 am –

    can u make a desk pls.

  20. Bookfanatic102
    August 30, 2017 at 10:23 am –

    Aeryn oh i’m in 7th and that is the grade were all the youth groups and churches move you up to the bigger kid groups (I think it would better if they did one transition at a time) I am trying to adjust to 2 new groups at once right now and I wasn’t ready to leave the old ones:/

  21. nicky1234
    August 30, 2017 at 10:16 am –

    Can you make a american girl doll school? There’s all this school stuff but nowhere to put it. If you do make it, can you please give me a shout out?

  22. Aeryn
    August 30, 2017 at 9:17 am –

    Bookfanatic102 I am in 6th grade

  23. Bookfanatic102
    August 30, 2017 at 8:45 am –

    Aeryn what grade are you in? because if you are in the grade I think you are in then it would be 7 years till you go to college.

  24. Aeryn
    August 30, 2017 at 8:08 am –

    Bookfanatic102 I am the oldest female of me, my brother and my sister. But I just realized that my brother goes to college in less than a 12 months. And in six years I have to do the same. Only six years! Oh my lord.

  25. Bookfanatic102
    August 30, 2017 at 6:25 am –

    Aeryn I know how you feel except my older sisters make it worse because they still treat me like a little kid

  26. Aeryn
    August 29, 2017 at 7:09 pm –

    Bookfanatic102 I know but I feel so old and I feel like an old woman LOL ?

  27. Frog_lover
    August 29, 2017 at 5:48 pm –

    My middle school doesn’t have lockers? but I’m still gonna make these for my dolls!

  28. The Doll Nook
    August 29, 2017 at 5:21 pm –

    Thank you so much for making a locker! I’ve been waiting so long for one and started thinking about buying one. Thank you for making this is ITS SO CUTE!!!

  29. Fuzzawuba
    August 29, 2017 at 5:14 pm –

    Can you please make a regular class room,art room,music room and a gym?

    Thanks a lot ~ Fuzzawuba

  30. Kipling
    August 29, 2017 at 4:03 pm –

    Rudy this is such a fun craft have any color suggestions for me so many i cant decide wich one! Can you please please find some way to make:doll mascara, backpack and the orthadontist set please love your channel?wour channel makes me?happy

  31. Bookfanatic102
    August 29, 2017 at 3:28 pm –

    Aeryn don’t worry being an old woman is a long ways away.

  32. Piper
    August 29, 2017 at 3:20 pm –

    So cute

  33. Althea
    August 29, 2017 at 2:57 pm –

    Ayren, I’m 11 too!

  34. Althea
    August 29, 2017 at 2:55 pm –

    Hi rudy, I love this craft. I just started middle school, so these lockers would be great since they look just like the ones at my school! Can you maybe make doll backpacks? I think it would be a cool addition to the school supply stuff.

  35. Aeryn
    August 29, 2017 at 2:31 pm –

    Bookfanatic102 I am 11 years old and Im all like “oh my lord I’m almost in jr high” and I’m not ready to be a old woman lol

  36. Bookfanatic102
    August 29, 2017 at 2:23 pm –

    Aeryn I don’t have snap chat I’d have to go to public school sometime to see what it was like to correctly number it on a scale from 1-10 but i’d give homschooling a 7 or an 8. I am NOT ready to be a teen but I have no choice. and on a scale of 1-10 i’d give my doll a 6 leaning towards 5. (I’m not ready to grow out of dolls but their not as fun anymore:/

  37. Aeryn
    August 29, 2017 at 2:16 pm –

    Bookfanatic102 do you like snapchat filters? On a scale of 1 to 10 how much do you like homeschool? Are you ready to be a teen? On a scale of one to ten how much do you like dolls?

  38. Piper
    August 29, 2017 at 2:10 pm –

    So cute

  39. Terri
    August 29, 2017 at 1:18 pm –

    when I first saw this, I thought you were reviewing the actual American Girl lockers – they look FANTASTIC!

  40. Laura B
    August 29, 2017 at 12:52 pm –

    I like your lockers, the coordinating colors give them such a fun and inviting look. Do you have any tips for gluing the shelf in without getting the glue everywhere? That’d be my problem. ?

    • Rudy
      August 29, 2017 at 1:09 pm –

      Apply the hot glue to the three sides, hold it with one hand, put the other hand in the locker and using your thumb and pinky slightly push out the walls. This will let you slide in the shelf without smearing the glue on the side walls. Then push the outer walls to the shelf so it’s tight.

  41. Bookfanatic102
    August 29, 2017 at 12:42 pm –

    This is cute and all but my dolls are home schooled can you make crafts for home schooled dolls? and orthodontist stuff! and Macaroons.

  42. Aeryn
    August 29, 2017 at 12:22 pm –

    Rudy omg can you make braces please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please respond! Just make braces omg!