DIY & Crafts

Kids' craft idea for your next road trip

Kids' craft idea for your next road trip

Author: Canadian Living

DIY & Crafts

Kids' craft idea for your next road trip

A box full of craft supplies can be a lifesaver on a long car trip – whether you're riding in the front seat or the back. We've given general directions, so you can adapt them to fit whatever size box you decide to use. And don't forget: The real fun is in filling it up with brand-new craft supplies for the road.

What's your travel necessity when roadtripping with the kids? Share your secrets in the comments section below.

You need:
• Cardboard box with lid
• Map
• Construction paper
• Mactac (optional)
• Ruler, scissors and glue stick

Take a look at a larger photo of the finished travel craft box.

To make:
1. Trace outline of box lid onto wrong side of map, then cut out, allowing 2.5 cm (1 inch) extra on all sides. Using glue stick, adhere map to top of lid, folding excess over and sticking to wrong side. Let dry.

2. With scissors, cut out letters to spell "My Road Trip Craft Kit" (or desired message). Using glue stick, attach letters to lid.

3. If desired, cover lid with layer of clear, self-adhesive shelf liner (such as Mactac).

4. Cut strips of black construction paper to fit box sides. Using glue stick, glue strips to sides, overlapping ends slightly, until box sides are covered.

5. Cut eighteen 2 x 4 cm (3/4- x 1-1/2-inch) strips yellow construction paper and glue onto black paper as shown.

Fill 'er up!
We asked some Grade 1 and 2 students how they'd stock their personal road trip craft kit. Here's what they suggested: a variety of paper (plain, lined, construction, origami, card stock and paper bags); stickers, pipe cleaners and wooden stir sticks; pencils, pencil crayons and crayons; eraser, pencil sharpener and tape. And don't forget a tasty snack or two!

This story was originally titled "Crafts to Go" in the June 2011 issue.

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