Make a Road Trip Activity Case
If you have a child, like I do, you know of the times when you just have to even travel around town and get the classic “are we there yet?” question. Well, for us living in the mountains, most of our road trips take a lot longer, and I even find myself asking that question once in awhile. Wouldn’t it be great to just have something to do? Now I know, the first thing everyone says is “cell phone.” Yeah, well, I’m a bit old-school and really don’t like my son sitting with his cell phone the whole time during a trip. Neither do I like doing it myself, for that matter. Having fun things to use, like crayons or colored pencils, you could make some artwork to show what you saw on the trip, or just make a list of what you want to do, etc.
Take a look at the tutorial below and leave me a comment about what you think you would use it for. I’d love to have other ideas of what could be done with the set. I sure hope that you like it!! I hope you have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment and share this craft on your social media channels – thanks so much!!
- Large Wood Purse Box
- Paint & Brush
- Artwork Supplies
- Glue Gun
- & Time!
Instructions for the Road Trip Activity Case:
I started by using some craft paint (that you can really cheap samples of at home improvement stores of any color) and painting the Large Wood Purse Box completely, and then letting it dry. You really only need to paint the sides and what will be the bottom, since you’ll be putting the clipboard on the top.
When the paint was completely dry, I used my glue gun to add some glue to the back of the clipboard to be able to adhere it to the painted purse box. I turned the box over, centered it on the clipboard and pushed gently to secure it to the clipboard.
Once the glue was dry, I flipped the box over, opened it up and started filling it with supplies that I picked up at the dollar store to save some money.
Next, I attached a sketch pad to the clipboard to use for drawing pictures, etc.
After that, I started to pretend that I knew how to draw. Turns out that I still don’t, so I faked it a bit. All of my artwork comes out looking like a 5 year old that doesn’t know how to color in the lines! ha/ha I’ll stick to computer graphics, I think!
Now you’re ready to hit the road. You’re stocked with some great things to use for creating artwork, or making a card for friends or family. It’s also great to use to have something fun to do to pass the time while you’re on the road, or even just waiting at the doctor’s office, etc.
I hope you like it! Please take a minute to leave me a comment. Let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc. Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!
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“But Lord, you are our father. We are like clay, and you are the potter; your hands made us all.” –Isaiah 64:8