We don't know what it is with kids and Band-aids, but if we leave them together unattended, the whole box will be reduced to a pile of wrappers within minutes. Kids are fascinated by boo-boos, and these gorgeous, handmade dolls are a wonderful toy to allow kids to explore hurties and ouchies (those are the proper Latin terms, by the way) in a creative and open-ended way. Did we mention that there are boy dolls, too?
Yes, they're pretty perfect, which is no surprise considering that they're designed and hand-crafted by LiEr of Ikat Bag
. She sells the pattern for these sweet little patients on her website
and has created a limited edition of dolls for sale complete with reversible gowns, white shorts, slippers, a sleeping bag, and a huge assortment of slings, casts, patches, and velcro bandages. Check them out now in her Etsy shop
. If we'd had one of these when our kids were younger, we'd have saved a ton in used up Band-aids and faux toilet paper bandages.