Project: Play Food – Doughnuts

I saw this idea on lil blue boo and couldn’t resist making some for Emma’s play food inventory.


Here’s what you’ll need:

Acrylic paints

Paint Brushes

Pipe cleaners (optional)

Wooden wheels

I purchased these unfinished wooden circles at Hobby Lobby. They are actually wheels. We don’t have a need for wooden wheels, but we DO have a need for doughnuts with NO CALORIES! Right?

Then I chose 3 colors of acrylic paint for the “cake” part of the doughnut.

Before I painted, I bent a pipecleaner in half, and pushed it through the middle of the doughnut.  This way, I could handle it to paint all the sides. This also allowed for them to dry, with the least amount of paint touching the table. There must be better ways of doing this, I just did the best with what I had on hand at the time.

Once you have a pipe cleaner through the center of each one, you’re ready to paint. 

You will need to do 2 coats of paint. This is what they look like after the first coat. Don’t panic (like I did). They will look MUCH better after the second coat. Promise.

Here they are after the second coat has dried.  See? Much better. 😉

Once they have dried completely, you can remove the pipe cleaners. 

Now they’re ready for frosting. You will need to 2 coats of the frosting as well. 

Once both layers of frosting dry, you can add sprinkles, glaze stripes, or whatever decorations you want.

Here is emma “frosting” hers.

She went with a little wilder color scheme than I did…..


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