I am so excited to share with you this little food cart for a doll’s bike. Inspiration for this doll cart came from the Amazon Prime’s show, Just Add Magic. My daughters thought it was cool that the character, Jake, sold his specialty foods from his bike food cart. Inspiration also came from the super cute ‘My Life As’ ice cream cycle found at Walmart; however, every time we found one in stock it was broken. And finally but not last…I wanted a cute way to show off the amazing new personal pizza line from Dolly’s Dining Room. So with some foam board and a little glue a bike cart holding the Pizza Peddler’s Pizzas was formed!
For the main box portion of the cart I used Logan Foamwerks channel rail and strait cutter.
Use 3/16 inch thick foamboard for all pieces unless specified differently.
- Cut your front panel: 6 inches wide by 4 inches high. Cut your left and right side panels: 3-1/2 inches wide by 4 inches high. Using hot glue gun or foamboard glue, glue side panels to front panel inner edges.
- Cut back panel: 6 inches wide by 4-3/16 inches high. Glue back panel to left and right sides. Make sure the 3/16 inch lip is facing up.
- Cut bottom panel: 6 inches wide by 3-7/8 inches high. Glue to bottom. If a compartment dividers is desired, cut a piece of foamboard the same as your side panel, 3-1/2 inches wide by 4 highes high, then glue in place.
- Cut lid back panel: 6 inches wide by 3/4 inches high. Glue in place.
5. Cut lid: 6 inches wide by 3 inches high ( or more than 3 inches depending how much you want your lid to hang over the cart.) Find the point where your compartment divider is located and mark on lid and cut lid into two pieces. Attach lid to the lid back panel with color coordinating duck tape. I painted wood Burch buttons silver and glued in place to create handles.
7. I used Logan Foamwerks Circle Cutter to create these stationary tires. This was my first time using the circle cutter; it was super easy and I admit a lot of fun. Each tire measures 2.38 inches. I chose not to paint the tires because I didn’t want any paint rubbing off on floor surfaces if the cart was being pulled around. You could also use bottle lids to create tires. Please see below for tire printable.
8. Cut the cart arms (that attach to the bike): *Use 1/2 thick foamboard. 2-3/4 inches long by 3/4 inches high. Insert a eye hook with hot glue into the end of the foamboard. Attach to bike with a bread tie. I cut the tie in half, using a half for each side. A center back support was used to keep the cart level. This measures 5-1/4 inches high and 1-3/4 inches wide. This back support did not interfere with the cart being pulled by the bike.
The cart needed some cute graphics! So the Pizza Peddler was invented! Please see below for printable on sign, menus, and tires.
LOVE the little pizza riding the bike!
If you want to create your own Pizza Peddler Cart for your doll’s bike here is a printable! pizza-peddler-printable
This little cutie is pedaling her bike to peddle her pizzas! She headed straight for the park!
The left compartment is for the hot foods!
The right compartment is the cooler! I used clear pony beads for ice.
Now to stock the cart with the pizzas! These amazing personal sized pizzas can be found at Dolly’s Dining Room! You can find them here: http://www.dollysdiningroom.com/
These pizzas are adorable! Each is sized around 2 inches and comes in its own box!
Even the side details of each slice is AWESOME…look…sauce under the cheese! I LOVE Dolly’s Dining Room!
Pepperoni and olive pizza. Goodness…look at the details of the pep…it looks so real!
Supreme Pizza! I had to take a double take…is that real…this can’t be pretend food….no way.
Hawaiian pizza! This doll food is making me seriously hungry!
Cheeseburger pizza…oh my those crinkles on the pickles! And don’t even get me started on the BACON!
Dolly’s Dining Room also offers a variety of soda drinks to wash the pizza down: Grape, Root Beer, Orange, Lemon-Lime, and Cola. It’s hard to tell in this pic but Dolly’s Dining Room really captures the effervescent bubbles…truly an art!
This plain white apron is available at My Doll’s Life by Sophia’s: http://www.doll-clothes.com/white-baking-art-apron-w-ruffle-trim/. It was embellished with a homemade iron on using Jolee’s Sheets from Michaels.
The park crew look so happy with their pizzas from the Pizza Peddler!
I’ve been meaning to tell you thank you for introducing the show Just Add Magic. It’s cute and fun. I like family quality shows. I’ve not watched all of the episodes yet, but I enjoy the ones I have seen. Thanks for all of these great craft ideas. Even if I never have a good reason to re-create them myself, I still enjoy reading about them and seeing what you come up with next. Thank you.
Amanda, so glad you are enjoying the Just Add Magic show! And you are very welcome on the craft ideas. Thanks so much for your comment! 🙂
Judith Webb says
Did you craft the bottled water or from Dolly’s dining room ?
Hi Judith! The bottles of water are from keychains found on eBay. They were from Thailand. Keep checking eBay; they are on there every so often.
Love this craft and all the accessories! The cart inspires such creative play, and the food and beverages make it all come to life! The play on words is a stroke of genius! So clever!
Thanks so much Rachel!
Flo, you totally should get these tools! They are so easy and fun to use!
What a great idea!! I may have to invest in those Foamwerks cutters, right now I use my rolling cutter for quilting and a straight edge LOL.