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Travel Treat Box July 19, 2012

As you know, I’ve been researching ideas for smooth traveling with the kiddos.  One idea I stumbled across is this travel treat box.  The idea is to use a bead organizer or tackle box as a treat box.  Fill up the compartments with different snacks.  At the beginning of the road trip, each child gets a box.  It is up to each child to eat their snacks, but once they are gone, no more snacks.


I’ve had my eye on this Dr. Sears Nibble Tray for a few years now, but have never pulled the trigger and purchased it!  Well, I purchased two of these pineapple shaped snack trays for each of my girls. These trays are awesome.  Not only do they look cool, but the green part of the tray is removable and can be frozen to keep dips cold.  I packed these up for our recent airplane flight.  I ended up having so many other projects on hand that I didn’t need them, but the girls sure enjoyed them when we arrived at Grandma’s house in Florida.




Project Inspirationhttp://pmkcrafts.blogspot.com/2010/07/travel-treat-boxes.html

Pinterest Pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878778575/

Substitutions:  I used the pineapple snack tray instead of a bead organizer.



Cookie Sheet Travel Tray with Magnets

My family will be spending a good amount of time traveling this summer, so I’ve been researching ideas for keeping the kids happy in the car, airplane, at dinner, etc.


The first project I prepared is this cookie sheet magnet board.  I had a bunch of these wooden figures (animals, bugs, nature, etc.) on hand as wells as some magnets.  I just hot glued the magnets to the back of the wooden figures and placed them on a cheap cookie sheet.  I purchase a set of three at WalMart for about $5.  I’m going to hide it away and only bring it in the car when we have a long trip ahead of us.


The best part of the cookie sheet idea is that they can be used for many purposes such as magnet board, dinner/lunch tray, a hard surface for coloring, etc.  I’m going to spray paint two of these cookie sheets with chalkboard paint and the kids will use them as mini chalk-boards.  I will definitely keep a pair of these cookie sheets in our car for long road trips.



Pinterest Pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878778184/

Project Linkhttp://kasiascrafts.blogspot.com/2012/06/road-trippin.html

Time:  10 minutes.  This was a really fast project.