Chef's Skillet

Make a lovely coconut tree with alphabet letters for the leaves. Spell some words or just stick the letters for fun.
Chef's Skillet craft


  • Modeling clay, play dough or salt dough
  • Shallow paper bowl
  • Metal wire (12-14 gauge)
  • Long-nosed pliers
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Craft foam
  • Small craft foam shapes or stickers

Safety Tips

  • This project is not edible.
  • Keep the glue gun out of young children's reach.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.


Step 1 Chef's Skillet Ask for an adult's help.1. Find a shallow paper bowl to make into your skillet. Punch a pair of holes about 1 inch apart on one side of the paper bowl. This is where the handle will be attached.
Step 2 Chef's Skillet Ask for an adult's help.2. Cut a 14 to 16-inch length of metal wire. Bend it into the skillet's handle.
Step 3 Chef's Skillet Ask for an adult's help.3. Insert the bent ends of the wire handle through the pair of holes on the paper bowl. Use glue gun to fix the ends in place.
Step 4 Chef's Skillet 4. Paint the entire bowl with black or any dark colored acrylic paint. Set the skillet aside to dry.
Step 5 Chef's Skillet Ask for an adult's help.5. Cut a piece of craft foam to wrap around the skillet's handle. Use hot glue gun or staple the edges together to create a tube shape.
Step 6 Chef's Skillet 6. Insert the skillet handle inside the craft foam tube.
Step 7 Chef's Skillet 7. Round out the tip of the craft foam tube.
Step 8 Chef's Skillet Ask for an adult's help.8. Seal the tip of the craft foam tube using a glue gun.
Step 9 Chef's Skillet 9. You may decorate the handle with small craft foam shapes or sequins.
Step 10 Chef's Skillet 10. Think of what food you'd like to put into your skillet. Use any of the following materials for your food sculptures: modeling clay, play dough, homemade salt dough, or self-hardening clay. Sculpt the clay or dough into food shapes and arrange them inside your skillet.
Step 11 Chef's Skillet 11. Be creative and model your favorite food. Just remember, these are just pretend food and they are not edible!