Dancing Hot Dog on the BBQ Kids’ Craft

A Fun Interactive Summertime Kids' Craft

It’s one of those holidays again where the whole family gathers for a barbeque! I love those lazy summer days…and the food that goes with it. This craft was inspired by my love of BBQ. Have you ever had something that every time you looked at it you couldn’t help but smile? This Dancing Hot Dog on a BBQ is just like that! Your kids will love making it and then enjoy entertaining each other and the rest of the family with it too. Great Uncle Bob is going to be in stitches at your next picnic!

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

  • 3 Paper plates-9 inch coated
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • 3 Popsicle sticks
  • Hole punch
  • Stapler with staples
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Googly eyes (2)
  • Black paint
  • Tan paint
  • Clothespin
  • 2 Medium pompoms
  • Newspaper
  • Glue stick
  • Washi tape-optional

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Step 1

  • Place one of the plates on the newspaper
  • Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”
  • Squirt a little black paint on the newspaper and paint the back of the plate
  • Leave time for the paint to dry
Dancing Hot Dog on a BBQ step 1
Dancing Hot Dog on a BBQ step 1

Step 2

  • Out of the third plate, cut a hot dog. You can follow the inside curve of the plate to form the shape
  • Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”
  • Place the hot dog on the newspaper and paint with tan paint. Give it time to dry.
Dancing Hot Dog step 2
Hot Dog step 2

Step 3

  • In the middle of the plate, cut across the plate in an upward curve
  • Draw a grill on top and color on the front of the plate
Dancing Hot Dog on a BBQ step 2
Dancing Hot Dog on a BBQ step 2
  • Cut a horizontal slit in the grill, leaving at least 1 inch on each side that is not cut *This might be a job for the adult in the room since it can be a little difficult to get started, especially with kid scissors
BBQ step 3b
BBQ step 3b

Step 4

  • Now that the black paint is dry, cut a downward curve through the center of the plate
  • Match it up with the grill that you draw so that when the top of the BBQ is lifted up, the grill is seen
  • Staple the pieces together
Dancing Hot Dog on a BBQ step 4
Dancing Hot Dog on a BBQ step 4

Step 5

  • Cut a small handle out of the scraps of the paper plates and color with a marker.
  • Staple into place on the lid of the BBQ
  • Punch a hole to connect the top of the BBQ with the grill on the side
  • Put a small brad into the hole so that the lid will open and close
  • Glue 2 sticks onto the back of the BBQ for its legs. Give time to dry.
BBQ step 5
BBQ step 5

Step 6

  • Now that the paint is dry on the hot dog, draw on a face and glue on googly eyes. I also added a little washi tape bow tie, cute but optional
  • Glue a popsicle stick onto the bottom of the hot dog
  • Once the glue is dry, slide the stick through the slit in the BBQ so that you can make it dance on the grill! What a cute dancing hot dog craft!
Dancing Hot Dog step 6
dancing hot dog step 6

You have probably noticed that this is a more complex craft than some others on this website. It takes many steps, cutting, painting, waiting at times, and it may not be for very little one to tackle, at leat not without A LOT of help. If you are wanting to do this craft with little ones-because, let ‘s face it, it is so doggone cute!-then some of the things that you can have them do is pinch the pompoms with the clothespin, paint (which does not need to be perfect), glue, pinch and put on the googly eyes, use the hole punch and stapler with a little help if needed-then let the adult helping do the other steps. Of course, the best part is making the hot dog dance when the craft is completed. That is definitely a job for any aged kiddo!

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Dancing Hot Dot on a BBQ Kids Craft
Dancing Hot Dog on a BBQ Kids Craft

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