Camp Doll Diaries – Doll Sized Travel Bag

Camp Doll Diaries Week 7

Saige is busy packing and getting ready for the Camp Doll Diaries Road Trip. Before she can even start packing, she needs a suitcase and we are going to make her one!

Supplies you will need for today’s activities include:

  • Wooden Suitcase Base (check craft store, this one came from AC Moore for $1)
  • Craft Paint
  • ModPodge for Kids
  • Paper Images to Cutout – download as PDF file.
  • Optional Buttons and Ribbon


To Paint the Suitcase:

Step 1 – Cover the entire surface with a layer of craft paint.  This color is Folk Art Lavender.

Step 2 – Add a second layer and touch up blemishes.

To Decorate The Suitcase:

Step 1 – Print and cut out the labels from the Doodle Patterns download.

Step 2 – Follow the instructions on Mod Podge for Kids to adhere the cutouts.

Step 3 – Paint a layer over the entire suitcase surface and let it air dry completely.

Step 3 –When it is dry you can add buttons, ribbons and embellishments.

To Make the Passport:

Step 1 – Print and cut out the passport from the Doodle Patterns download.

Step 2 – Cover it tape and cut around the edges


Download the doodle labels as PDF file.

I added some buttons and a bow to my suitcase.  I also added a Shrinky Dink luggage tag.  Have fun making it personal.

If you want to make the travel bag, the transfer design is in the free download and the directions are on my blog.

Happy Travels,


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  1. lanielover says:


  2. Does it actually fit any clothes, or is it only for looks? :) Very cute!

  3. Wow awesome! I was just traveling last week!

  4. Cute! About how big is the suitcase? I have lots of tins and such, but I wasn’t sure which of them would be the best size.

  5. This is great, especially since I just came back yesterday from my road trip!

  6. Megan!!!!!! says:


  7. Christa – your best bet is just to hold up what you have next to your dolls and see which one looks best.

  8. You should be able to fit an outfit and pair of shoes in there.

  9. Hey char! Now what you should make is a car! It’s a road trip after all, isn’t it? 😀

  10. Molly W. says:

    Awesome! I will have to do a version of this…
    I am repeating a comment from yesterday’s supplies list post, because I commented late last night, and I don’t think everyone saw it.

    By the way, I am going to American Girl store there and plan to send in pictures. If there’s anything specific you want pictures of just let me know via comments. We’re leaving for NYC on Wednesday, so just comment by Tuesday afternoon/evening.

  11. Will have to find the suitcase base!

  12. cordelia says:

    What a cute craft; thank you Laura.

    Molly W., have a wonderful time at the AG store! I’d be very interested in what you think of the new backdrop scenes when you have a chance to see them “in person”.

  13. That is a really cute idea. :)

  14. This is sooo cute!!

  15. Molly W. says:

    Cordelia~Thanks! and sure, but don’t expect any pearls of wisdom from me. 😉

  16. cool i want to make it

  17. I soooo making every thing this week!!!!

  18. Cute I have Jess GOTY and she has a passport from her accessories!!!!!

  19. SO CUTE!!!

  20. So cute

  21. Awsome! Can we send in pictures if we do this craft?

  22. Cute! :)

  23. Absolutely!!

  24. @Molly w. PLEASE get the window displays in NYC. I heard they are always awesome!

  25. And I love this craft! My dolls need to pack today!

  26. Miranda says:

    I am using an Altoids tins. Works great other than having to wait a while before the paint drys :(

    I am going to Wisconsin for a big road trip. so this is perfect!!

  27. I like it! :)

  28. So cute! Might need to make a trip to Micheal’s now.

  29. oh my goodness! that is so cute and simple!

  30. sabrina says:


  31. Molly W. says:

    iloveag~I will add that to my list. :)

  32. Lisa Rose says:

    How adorable!! I am going to look for a suitcase base!!!

  33. I just found the perfect thing! It’s the same size as the other one! My grandma and grandpa went to Paris and They brought back salted Carmel’s! There’s none left and its perfect!

  34. could you use an ag sized cloth bag insted of a wooden one Char

  35. LOVE it i made this today im sooo obsessed with it !

  36. Mary Schreiber says:

    I am making a suitcase out of a plastic pencil box. You just a buttons for wheels. If you drill a hole for a nail you can make the wheels turn. I actually found boy scout wheels for pine wood derby and just hot glue gunned them on the inside. I have a ribbon handle and some fun foam to make a handle. Still working out the pull behind handle. Maybe some twisted pipe cleaners and duck tape. It will hold a couple change of clothes and PJ’s. Turned out really cute. I needed your stickers to decorate the suitcase. I had not found stickers at AC Moore. I think some place names, city or destinations might make cute things to modge page on for decoration. Thanks for giving me some more ideas.