DIY Wooden Hamburger

DIY Wooden Hamburger @themerrythoughtFabienne had a lot of play food to add to her cute mini kitchen on her list this Christmas and because I’m an amazing procrastinator, there was nothing left in the stores near us. So I decided to try to make her a stackable wooden hamburger. I just loved how it turned out so much that I wanted to share it! I mean, these tiny hands making a little burger just kills me!DIY Wooden Hamburger @themerrythoughtWhat you need:
-Scrap wood of various thickness
-Scroll saw
-Belt sander
-File
-Dowel
-Drill and various drill bits
-Glue
-Paint
DIY Wooden Hamburger @themerrythought I don’t have step-by-step photos but I’ll give some quick instructions on how I made mine.
-Use a cup to draw two large circles for the bottom and top of the burger bun.
-Use a smaller cup to draw to two circles for the burger and the tomato.
-Draw out a square for the cheese and a ridge edge for the piece of lettuce.
-Use the scroll saw to cut out each of the six pieces.
-Use the belt sander to sand any rough edges and to round the top and bottom of the bun.
-I used a round file to make the edges of the burger look bumpy.
-Cut a piece of wooden dowel 1/2″-1″ taller the height of the burger when it’s all put together.
-Use a drill bit the same size as the dowel to drill a hole in the center of the bottom part of the bun. Do not drill the entire way through the piece of wood.
-Put a dab of glue on the end of the dowel, put it into the hole you just made and let it dry.
-Use the same drill bit to drill through the center of each of the other pieces of the burger.
-Use assorted drill bits on the piece of square piece to make it look like swiss cheese.
-Use watered down paint to paint the burger, lettuce, and tomato. (Watering it down will allow the wood grain to show through.) Add as much or as little detail as you want.
-Let it all dry and stack it together.

**Be careful what wood, glue, and paint you are using depending on the age of the child you are making this for.
DIY Wooden Hamburger @themerrythoughtDIY Wooden Hamburger @themerrythoughtDIY Wooden Hamburger @themerrythoughtDIY Wooden Hamburger @themerrythoughtWhat do you think?! Cutest little gift ever if I say so myself… 😉

xo. Caitlin

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  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 3:55 am

    writingmonique - Ah! This is so cute! Perfect for children 🙂

    WritingMoniqueReplyCancel

  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 4:51 am

    Lili - I love it !ReplyCancel

  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 6:26 am

    daria - I would play with this!ReplyCancel

  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 10:41 am

    honestly, b. - This is adorable! You seriously create the most stunning things. This is so well done. I would love to make this for one of my nephews or niece! We love creating our own gifts for them. My husband made a doll bed for my niece this christmas, so I think we should stick with the DIYs! Thanks for sharing 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 4:51 am

    Ruiting - What a great idea!ReplyCancel

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