With both Canada Day and the USA’s Independence Day this week, it is the perfect week to show off your patriotism. Even if you are not from the US or Canada, feel free to adjust our activities to reflect your heritage or homeland! 

Camp Doll Diaries Land I Love Patriotism Week

Bree welcomes Isabelle to the registration table and shows her the activities the girls will start on before they head out for a day of sightseeing in Washington DC led by Isabelle and Jenny.

The camp sign this week was printed out from the printable below and then I attached it to two pieces of American Flag Duck Tape that I placed on white paper and cut down to the right size. The tablecloth is just a piece of red felt from Kunin Felt.

Camp Doll Diaries Land I Love Patriotism Week

Before the campers leave for their field trip they are going to decorate visors with a patriotic flair. They have a variety of supplies to work with from buttons, fabric paint and fabric markers from Tulip

Doll Visor

This is the first visor we made. If you don’t have a chance to pick up the cotton visors from Springfield at Michael’s, Joann or AC Moore, you can make your own using Anna’s visor instructions from last year. The fabric markers bled a bit so I went over it with Tulip Slick paint instead. I really like how the Tulip paint works on these visors.

Doll Visor

For Isabelle’s visor, I just used red, white and blue buttons from Buttons Galore & More and some hot glue to attach them. I love how this one turned out!

Duck Tape Hair Bow for Dolls

Jenny chose one of the patriotic hair bows from the table to pull her hair back with. These hair bows are SOOOOO EASY to make with Duck Tape! Take a look at my instructions from a few years ago on how to make duck tape hair bow for dolls. You can make matching ones for you, too.

Duck Tape Hair Bow for Dolls

Once Isabelle and Jenny had their visors and bows made, they picked up the Metro map, their Metro passes and their free tickets to the Smithsonian. Since they are both from the Washington DC area, they will be leading the other campers on the sightseeing tour and deciding what landmarks and museums to visit.

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Jenny picked up all the tickets and Isabelle gave the Metro map a good look – they  need to decide which line to take to get to the National Mall.

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“Let’s see, Jenny, if we get on the Blue line and follow it in…” started Isabelle.

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The plan was set! Isabelle put the map and their tickets in her purse.

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“I can’t wait for the rest of the campers to get here,” said Jenny.

“It’s going to be a great day,” added Isabelle! 

Land I Love sightseeing printable

Download the Land I Love printable as a PDF file.

The Land I Love printable includes:

  • Camp sign
  • Word search puzzle for you
  • Doll sized Metro map
  • Doll sized Metro passes
  • Doll sized museum tickets

In this post:

  • Backdrop – American Doll Room Barn
  • Picnic table – American Girl Chrissa’s collection
  • Bree – 18″ doll from Sophia’s (My Doll’s Life) wearing outfit from 123 Mulberry Street
  • Jenny – 18″ doll from Dollie & Me wearing tie dye shirt made by me, shorts from Of Fox & Bird and shoes from The Queen’s Treasures
  • Isabelle – 18″ doll from American Girl wearing American Girl Washington DC shirt, American Girl Club shorts, and store exclusive shoes

We want to see your LAND I LOVE photos! SHARE what you create. Email camp photos ONLY to team@dolldiaries.com (note, that is different from our normal address), post your photos on our Facebook wall, pin your photos and use #campdolldiaries on Pinterest, share photos on Instagram using #campdolldiaries, too. We will pick THREE reader posted/submitted photos this week and the winners will receive a mystery prize! Get your photos in by Saturday morning.