DIY American Girl Tamales Craft

Posted on Mar 16 2016 – 12:44pm
by Rudy

DIY American Girl Tamales Craft

DIY American Girl Tamales Craft

As soon as we brought Lea Clark’s collection home and reviewed the Fruit Stand, the requests for tamales started flooding in. We have finally had a chance to make them and we are very pleased to say this is a quick and easy craft. Great for all ages to join in and have fun.

Materials Needed:

  • Strips of paper
  • Glue Stick
  • Mod Podge or Sealant of choice
  • Toothpick


  • Sealing the finished tamales with mod podge or something similar is optional, but this step has always made our crafts last much longer. We still have paper crafts from a few years ago that look brand new!
  • The tamales do not have to look identical. The American Girl ones look different and each has the husk folded differently. You can look up pictures of tamales to get different ideas.
  • Make plenty! These would be a good addition to a Taco cart!

Watch and tell us your favorite type of tamales!

DIY American Girl Tamales Craft YouTube Video

If you would rather purchase some high quality Tamales for your DIY Fruit Stand and DIY Hut, check out Mimi N Dooze. They have amazing Brazilian doll food!

American Girl Tamales


DIY American Girl Tamales Craft was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

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

  1. sara
    July 12, 2016 at 4:43 pm –

    Rudy, please make this little video off of you-tube…and can I use mod-podge for the sealant?

  2. Vanessa
    April 25, 2016 at 6:41 pm –

    so far I only made the American girl doll tamales because they are quick and easy, can you make any thing else like that maybe hamburgers with craft foam and glue.

  3. Vickie Baker
    April 13, 2016 at 9:10 am –

    I learned how to make tamales from my husband’s family….these are easy to make lol!

  4. Vickie Baker
    April 12, 2016 at 5:36 pm –

    I do love your work but pamonha is not a tamale…..

    • Rudy
      April 13, 2016 at 8:05 am –

      Yes, they are different. We made Tamales because that’s what they are listed as from American Girl. In my family, we actually make Pasteles.

  5. Sadie
    March 26, 2016 at 11:55 am –

    sorry to say this………but it doesn’t really look like a tamales that much!

  6. Jaime
    March 20, 2016 at 2:31 pm –

    Can you make the tacos to go with them

  7. Miri
    March 20, 2016 at 9:09 am –

    So cool! I just wish they looked a little more realistic…

  8. Haley
    March 17, 2016 at 5:07 pm –

    Can you make an AG doll laptop? I would really appreciate that.

  9. Pooja
    March 17, 2016 at 12:11 pm –

    Happy St . Patricks Day!!!! Can u please make a pot of gold and gold coins or something?

  10. Kaitlyn Harms
    March 17, 2016 at 8:12 am –

    Can you make a DIY picnic with the blanket, basket, and food!?


  11. Rebecca
    March 16, 2016 at 6:50 pm –

    I am so going to add this to my Bahia Berry ?

  12. Kaitlyn Harms
    March 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm –

    So CUTE!!!!!!!!! I have NEVER has a tamale but I am going to make this craft anyway!


  13. Haley
    March 16, 2016 at 5:26 pm –

    Can you please make an AG laptop?

  14. grace
    March 16, 2016 at 3:34 pm –

    omg love these!!! especally because you dont have to use cardbourd

  15. Julia M. H.
    March 16, 2016 at 2:28 pm –

    Can you Please make Tacos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Arianna
    March 16, 2016 at 1:21 pm –

    lol i think i will start my own blog! ?

  17. Arianna
    March 16, 2016 at 1:20 pm –

    i think tacos would be preaty easy to make, hm….

  18. Julia.H
    March 16, 2016 at 1:11 pm –

    can you make ag doll tacos!?

  19. Julia.H
    March 16, 2016 at 1:10 pm –

    So cut I love these!

  20. Olivia Wilson
    March 16, 2016 at 1:05 pm –

    Lol I meant to say DEFINITELY

  21. Olivia Wilson
    March 16, 2016 at 1:05 pm –

    Nice! They defenitly look better with the indents in them

  22. Smiley Ninja
    March 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm –


  23. Arianna
    March 16, 2016 at 12:49 pm –

    those are so cute, my sister loves tamales!