We have a few trips planned this summer that are fast approaching. To keep us entertained for a marginal part of the adventure I made us a few no-batteries-required fundries (that's sundries that are fun, get it?).
Everything involves laminated paper and a simple wipe off marker!
Magic slates are so fun! Finding neat vintage ones that still work is a bit of a task and can be somewhat pricey. While these do not have the added bonus of lifting the crinkly screen to magically remove the scratched-on doodles, they are still fun to doodle on. To make these I found a few images of cute vintage Magic Slates which I printed out and then laminated. After the road trip I think I may put a magnet on the back and place them on the fridge for writing reminders and notes on.
An actual Etch-A-Sketch is a great item for travel since it is all self contained and hours are needed to produce something decent. I made these really to just be wipe-off blank slates for drawing on.
Dapper Dan (aka Woolly Willie)
Dapper Dan, in his original form, is also a self contained toy but truthfully frustrating to manipulate while traveling down the road. I think this is an improvement and much easier for facial feature fashioning since it only involves drawing.
Everything I made is just printed images that I laminated at PB's school. If you don't have access to a laminating machine, clear contact paper could be used. I also mounted everything on card stock prior to laminating so it would have a more substantial backing.
Here are the images that I used if you are interested in making some road trip fundries for yourself!
The Dapper Dan has a back with "serving suggestions"!
Because we do have a few small trips impending, MHICTY will also be on vacation for a couple of weeks. I will see you all back in the near future with adventures to report upon!