Monday, January 16, 2012

Travel Toys!

This is another one of those posts that I never actually got around to posting last month...  

This is a travel toy inspired by this post. It is SOOOO easy to make with lots of possibility.  If you are a crafter or a sewer, then you probably have tons of scrap fabric lying around.  To make this toy, you simply tie or sew long pieces of fabric together end to end and stuff them in a container or bag with a small opening just large enough to pull the length of attached fabrics out slowly.   

I used lots of bright colored fabric and textures (felt, satin, netting, etc.) to make this toy more fascinating and fun!  I love how it turned out!  :)

To make my travel toy, I sewed the ends of my fabric together really quickly and then also folded a piece of felt over and sewed along the edges to create a bag.  I left one small opening along one edge for the fabric to come out.  I also sewed the end of the long string of fabrics into the green felt bag so that when my child finished pulling the entire length out, it did not separate from the bag and would be easy to stuff back inside.
Important:  Do NOT leave your child alone with a toy like this as it could pose a strangulation hazard.

Would you like to know what other things we took on our trip to keep the kids occupied and happy?

Well, this for one....  See how to make these here.

Some other things we also took:
** our trusty travel DVD player with an ample supply of dvds
**aqua doodle pen and pad (see the link below if you are not sure what this is)
**play magnetic boards and pieces (make sure the pieces are large enough that your child won't swallow them)
**WASHABLE markers and drawing pad or coloring book
**Little toys (miniature dolls, animals, etc.) that are trip-only-toys so they don't just get to play with them every day like their other toys (makes the toys more attractive when they are new or rarely played with until the occasion of a family trip)
**small books with flaps to open
**snack trap (see below) - these are AWESOME for helping to contain the mess of snacks!
**thermos stainless steel sip containers

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  1. Oh my gosh, that's a great idea. Too cute!

  2. Those velcro story blocks are so cute! I love them!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Brie from

  3. Some great ideas there! Love your blog and now following on GFC!

  4. I am crazy about those velcro story blocks!

    Thanks for your pin over at Reading Confetti! :)

  5. Another great idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursdays! Have a great weekend!

  6. I love this post! I found you on Tip Junkie! I would like to invite you to share this post with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays.

  7. Cool! My kids would love this! TFS!

  8. Clever idea!! I love them! Thanks for stopping by my blog - Putti Prapancha

  9. You always have such fun ideas =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week,
    Beth =-)

  10. Toys that attach on to your bag with links or key chains are great for traveling. Young children can play with them without you having to worry that they will fall on to a dirty bus floor and roll away.