How to make an American Girl Mixer has been a highly requested craft ever since Grace came out.  Seriously, we have been thinking about crafting a mixer since January, but the craft just didn’t come together….until now!  Since we have been following along in the Read and Create book for Grace that we got at Costco, we decided to replicate the mixer that is in the craft book.  However, once we completed the craft the book gave us, we just weren’t feeling it.  It didn’t wow us, so we changed it.  We hope you like it and we can’t wait to see the inspired ones you come up with!

Materials Needed:

  1. Foam Letter L or J *or wooden
  2. Craft foam *or wooden block
  3. Aluminum Duct Tape *Regular will work also
  4. Scissors
  5. Glue
  6. Button and Beads
  7. Lid or Carton Ring *mine is from a milk jug


  • If you don’t have craft foam for the base, you can substitute with a heavy card stock, cardboard, foam board, etc.  It’s not a deal breaker.
  • We use aluminum duct tape in a lot of our crafts.  Regular duct tape will work just fine, but we love the look the aluminum type gives.  Perfect for stainless steel!
  • For those of you who can use tools (drill a hole) I also showed a wooden mixer in addition to the foam one.

Watch and give this video a thumbs up if you want us to make more!

How to Make an American Girl Mixer was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

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

    1. sarahbubbles
      October 30, 2016 at 6:48 pm –

      Love this craft so much! Can you please make ballet shoes and a Ballet bar

    1. Sandra Bulluck
      January 10, 2016 at 9:09 am –

      Love this idea! Could you make the big oven from the craft book please! My daughter would like to make it! ?

    1. Jessica
      January 9, 2016 at 2:43 pm –

      I foiund a foam L and mine is decorated with glitter flower stickers and instead of aluminum duct tape it is silver wash tape with stars on it. This is a great craft!!!

    1. Jessica
      December 24, 2015 at 2:49 pm –

      Great craft! This is WAY better than the mixer in Baking with Grace! I just need to find a letter J or L. Personally I prefer the L.

    1. Angel Rumans
      December 11, 2015 at 2:24 pm –

      if you shourted the white one it will look like a sewing machine

    1. Michelle
      November 14, 2015 at 9:58 am –

      The mixer made with the white wood letter L would also make a good sewing machine if you cut it shorter!

    1. maddie
      November 13, 2015 at 2:17 pm –

      Is there any other thing you can use in stead of a foam L? Thanks.

    1. buzzy
      November 9, 2015 at 2:49 pm –

      do you have to do a foam letter? or can you use a styriphone letter and just paint it?????

    1. buzzy
      November 8, 2015 at 5:45 pm –


      #BIG AG FAN
      # buzzy

    1. Olivia Wilson
      November 6, 2015 at 8:06 pm –

      What song did you use in this video? I like it a lot. I use iMovie to edit my AG videos, so I was wondering if it is a song that’s on there. If it is, please tell me what it’s called so I can use it in the future. Thanks! ~ Olivia

    1. tiff-a-turkey
      November 5, 2015 at 4:01 pm –


    1. tiff-a-turkey
      November 5, 2015 at 4:01 pm –

      These are just amazing!!!

    1. Laura C.
      November 4, 2015 at 12:59 pm –

      That’s so cool! Thanks!

    1. Julia H
      November 4, 2015 at 11:55 am –

      for your next craft do a shelf to hold all the treats
      or an apron!

    1. Julia H
      November 4, 2015 at 11:52 am –

      so cute! Once i buy the wooden letter I’m totally making this!

    1. ginnie
      November 4, 2015 at 9:36 am –

      Oh my goodness! This is perfect for the bakery I made! Thank you so much!! ?

    1. Julia M. H.
      November 4, 2015 at 8:32 am –

      Way, way to CUTE! Thank you Rudy! Do you know what is next?

    1. laney
      November 4, 2015 at 7:20 am –

      This is amazing! So creative. I love your crafts!
      When will you/did you say the winner of the maryellen
      giveway? I am not on instagram so if you posted it on there
      I couldn’t know.

    1. Cari merrell
      November 3, 2015 at 7:22 pm –

      Just perfect just perfect rudy!