More Travel Gifts for Kids

2 More Travel Gift Ideas for KidsSummer definitely feels like it is coming to a close.  Motivation is suddenly (and most welcomely) arriving and helping me accomplish my goals that I set for the beginning of the summer and never got to.  So naturally the last urge to feel like my summer wasn’t a total waste is aiding me and ushering in the new school year.  I did however, take a family vacation last week and wanted to share a couple of the travel gifts that I made for my kids for the ride down.  If your family is taking a last minute vacation, check out these fun travel gift ideas.  If you remember back to my series of Disney travel posts, one of my kids favorite ways to pass the travel time is with presents.

Travel Idea for Kids_Presents In fact, when asked what my youngest daughters favorite part of the trip was, she smilingly said “the presents”.  If you missed that last post, to recap, I wrap presents for the kids to open up every 1-2 hours or so.  I do a mixture of purchased toys, DVDs, treats and handmade gifts.   This time around we did get some fun toys for them but I also threw in some handmade gifts as well.  The first handmade travel gift was this DIY whiteboard made from a DVD case.  It all started when I purchased 2 packs of whiteboard crayons from the Toys R Us buy 1 get 2 free sale. The crayons were on sale but the whiteboards were not.  I searched around trying to find a DIY whiteboard.    Finally my eyes locked on a very cool idea.

DIY whiteboard from DVD CaseA DIY whiteboard made from a DVD case.  I tried to go to the link but it didn’t take me anywhere.  It is beyond easy though.  All you need to do is get a DVD case and slip a piece of white paper inside it.  I cut my paper to be 10 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches.  Slide it in and that is all.

Inside Whiteboard DVD case The clips inside the DVD case that usually hold advertisements and such are perfect for holding the dry erase cloth.  I had to situate the crayons strategically so that the case would close.  It shut and locked but had a tiny gap where the outside crayons were.  I tried cutting off the plastic parts that hold the actual DVD but all that did was just ruin the DVD case.  This ended up working just fine. Whiteboard from a DVD_crayons I was surprised how well the dry erase crayons worked on the DVD case.  They showed up well and erased just fine with the dry erase cloth, leaving no remnants of the picture behind.

Travel Gift Idea-WhiteboardMy oldest daughter loved drawing on her whiteboard and it kept her busy for longer than I thought it would.  She even used it and liked to draw on it after we arrived.

Travel Bingo Gift Idea_PrizeThe other handmade gift I did was a Bingo prize bag.  I had picked up this old school road trip travel Bingo cards at a yard sale.  They have little doors that slide over the object when you see it. I put together a bag of treats for each child for when they got a bingo.  I printed the BINGO letters onto a bright pink label sheet and then cut them out with my silhouette.  In an effort to stick them on the bag straight, I placed the clear ziplock on top of the printed bingo letters and matched them up.  I felt pretty ingenious doing that! That probably would have been a no brainer for some of you but I was patting myself on the back for that one.

So there you go, two more handmade travel gifts for kids to add to the list!

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  1. Totally Genius!

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