My daughter loves the WellieWishers™ from American Girl®. She has Camille and told me the other day that she needs ALL of the dolls. I told her that likely wont happen, but that Willa, Camille and her can all be the best of friends. She seemed content with that answer.
The WellieWishers™ dolls teach girls empathy, kindness and friendship skills through the adventures in the books. Willa is a spunky girl who is always up for a good adventure. She came dressed in her adorable Happy Hedgehog outfit, with her ladybug wellies and an awesome nature explorer set to accessorize. Willa was everything my daughter wanted and more.
The ladybug wellies (short for wellington boots) were easily my daughters favorite part of Willa. She just loves the ladybugs. Our daughter is constantly taking them on and off and putting on her own wellies just to match her new favorite doll.
Of course, I wanted to embody the spirit of Willa and her love of nature with my own kids. I set out to have them help me create a DIY Hand Painted Herb Garden. Last year, we tried to make an herb garden and it did not go well. I tried to grow from seed in the heat and it was a mess. This year, I purchased the herbs I like to cook with most and wanted to have planters that we could easily bring inside during the winter.
The kids loved picking colors and painting. I loved that they were not perfect and that my kids were being creative and having a great time helping me make this awesome herb garden.
The paint dried very quick and we were ready for planting. I did label each of the pots with the type of herb using the sticky stencils as well. The kids and I planted each herb in the correct pot and then set them on a plant holder and watered them!
Pure perfection. The herbs looked great in their pots and the kids were so proud of their work. What I love even more is that they are also eager to help me take care of the plants and make sure that they are watered and healthy. This was a great family activity inspired by our little Willa!