Grilling season is almost here so our dolls need to stock up on supplies. A package of hot dogs is perfect for those backyard barbecues! These actually open so you can take out what you need and seal the package back up when you’re done. Maybe next we will make some grilled hot dogs, buns, ketchup and mustard! What else do we need to complete a grill out?

Be sure to check out our DIY Grill HERE: American Girl Grill

Materials Needed:


  • We printed on glossy photo paper and peeled the top layer off to it would wrap around the wieners easier.
  • If you don’t have small zip lock bags you can use regular sized ones and apply the same method.
  • If you use air dry clay like we did, you have to let the clay dry! Give it the full amount of time. Otherwise, the hotdogs will stick together and squish in the bag. Then you have to reshape them and they fall limp when you pull them out to play with.

Watch and tell us if you think we should grill them!

DIY American Girl Hot Dogs was last modified: May 31st, 2017 by Rudy

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

    1. Maria
      June 19, 2017 at 6:40 pm –

      Love your crafts I have an idea, since we are in the summer crafts how about a soap box derby car.maybe a contest of some sort,

    1. the american girl doll lover
      June 12, 2017 at 10:32 am –


    1. Linda Reynolds
      June 4, 2017 at 12:00 pm –

      Hi Rudy. How high do you set the iron for the parchment paper? Also, did your Model Magic have a color name? Mine seems too dark. It is Earthtone.

    1. purple crayon
      June 2, 2017 at 3:59 am –

      hayhayreyrey she alredy made a grill. type in the search bar grill and u will fined it!

    1. purple crayon
      June 1, 2017 at 4:01 pm –

      adele, or you could get it on amazon probly very cheep! (we love amazon! very much free shipping!) also rudy can you pls make doll popsockets?! i would love that as a craft!!!

    1. Dollylover56765489
      June 1, 2017 at 2:18 pm –

      make a pool and water slide. also give me a shout out

    1. hayhayreyrey
      June 1, 2017 at 9:18 am –

      Can you make a grill so the dolls can cook the hotdogs? and also can you please make hamburgers?

    1. AGLOVER
      May 31, 2017 at 8:44 pm –

      Aeryn_123 that is so cool you have a diy recipe! I wish I new it before I bought some! BTW love the craft!

      P.S. Can you make a hammock and a recreation of the adventure pop up camper! Can I have a shout out? I don’t want to be rude, but I really want one!

    1. AGLOVER
      May 31, 2017 at 8:37 pm –

      Aeryn_123: That is so cool that you have a clay recipe!! I wish I new it before I bought clay! BTW I love the craft!!

      P.S. Can you make a hammock and a recreation of the adventure pop up camper!? Can I have a shout out? I don’t want to be rude, but I really want one!

    1. Aeryn_123 ?
      May 31, 2017 at 8:13 pm –

      Adele, yes it is air dry. It takes about a day to dry completely.

    1. Adele
      May 31, 2017 at 6:26 pm –

      Also, is it air dry? I forgot to ask that in my last comment…

    1. Adele
      May 31, 2017 at 6:24 pm –

      Aeryn_123 Thank you! I’ve got lots of conditioner samples from hotels so this is perfect!!

    1. Bookfanatic102
      May 31, 2017 at 4:33 pm –

      So cute! We are going camping and I want to bring my doll so this would be perfect! Please please please make orthodontist stuff! and give me a shout out!

    1. Aeryn_123 ?
      May 31, 2017 at 3:40 pm –

      Adele I have a diy clay recipe
      You will need:

      1. And type of hair conditioner
      2. Corn starch or flour
      3. A tiny bit of paint or food coloring
      4. A popsicle stick (or any stirring tool)

      Take your cornstarch or flour and add desired amount into a bowl. Then add your hair conditioner little bits at a time and stir it up. Repeat that process until you get a clay like texture. At paint or food coloring until you have the color you want. And then you have your clay!

    1. terri
      May 31, 2017 at 3:30 pm –

      love it !!
      i agree, we need buns, mustard, etc..

    1. Adele
      May 31, 2017 at 3:29 pm –

      I love this! Maybe next you could make burgers? Also, it might be hard and I understand if you can’t do it but could you try doing them without clay? I don’t have easy access to it, so… Or is there a type of homemade clay I could make? Thanks!

    1. terri
      May 31, 2017 at 3:21 pm –

      love it !!

    1. Princess Charlie
      May 31, 2017 at 2:48 pm –


    1. Ana Liz Bourassa
      May 31, 2017 at 12:48 pm –

      this is such a great idea! Could you maybe craft a doll sized bike and helmet? If you do could I please get a shout out?

    1. Artsy 07
      May 31, 2017 at 12:46 pm –

      This is so perfect! I love hot dogs and my dolls will too! Could u maybe craft doll sized bike and helmet? I would love to have a bike for my dolls. Not to be rude, but could I please get a shout out?

    1. The Doll Nook
      May 31, 2017 at 11:47 am –

      First comment! This is really cute and PERFECT for summer! Could you make minnie mouse ear headbands? Like the ones they sell at Disney World?