Car Trip Bags for my Nieces and Nephews

June 23, 2011 - 8:53 am Comments Off on Car Trip Bags for my Nieces and Nephews

My sister’s family is taking a very long road trip and is not looking forward to the long hours in the car with 5 kids. I decided to help make the trip a little less stressful.

I was able to find a number of great ideas on the web and then made a bag for each child and have filled them with car appropriate crafts and activities.

It was fun choosing fabric for each child and then creating a pattern for the bags.

Some of the ideas that I found:

  • Give each child a cookie sheet. It works as a lap board and can hold small pieces. You can add magnets to game pieces and draw checker boards or other games on it.
  • Car bingo and gummy bears. Check out these bingo cards.
    http://craftsanddeals.blogspot.com/2011/05/road-trip-bingo.html

  • Pipe cleaners to make animals and other items.
  • Aluminum Foil. Kids can create jewelry, hats, animals, allow the kids to express their creativity.
  • Origami. Fish, Frog, Turtles, Boats, Stars, Flowers. Hours of fun.
  • Crosswords and word searches.
  • Items from the dollar store. Coloring books, and a bag of balls.
  • Paper dolls and clothing to color.
  • Familyfun.com has great papercraft ideas. Just cut the needed paper before you leave.

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