Road Trip Travel Trays

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We went out of town for Thanksgiving, and we have another road trip planned for Christmas. Normally we just let the kids watch movies while we drive, but I wanted to have something else for them to do this time, especially since my kids are only 3 and 1 1/2 years old, and don't quite play most road trip games yet AND our Christmas drive will be 18 hours...SOOO...I made some Road Trip Trays!

I picked up two cookies sheets at the dollar store and spray painted them with Krylon Chalk Board paint that I FINALLY found at Ace Hardware. Super simple! I love these trays because they are fun and multi-functional!

Option 1 is A COLORING TRAY. I got some clamp magnets at the dollar store. The crayon holder is actually a note card holder I picked up on clearance at Walmart for .75¢ Traditional coloring pages don't fit, so I trimmed some down and brought some plain white paper to color on.

I just hot glued some magnets onto the back of the "crayon case" to help it stay put.

Option 2, A RACE TRACK FOR CARS! My little boy is in LOVE with cars, so this was a good option for him, I just colored the track on with chalk and brought along a few of his favorite cars to use.

Option 3, A TRADITIONAL CHALK BOARD. I did the same thing with the chalk as I did with the crayons and hot glued magnets on the back to help them stay on the tray. I just brought some soft rags to wipe them clean.

Option 4 is A MAGNET BOARD, bring along number and letter magnets, paper doll magnets, laminated shapes to match, you name it! My kids are always playing with the magnets on the fridge, this just made it portable!

No picture of Option 5, but you can use these as SNACK AND DRINK TRAYS! It helps keep SOME of the mess off the floor!

The best part about these is that when you are done using them, you can just stack them up and slide them right under the seats! Happy Holidays and sane safe travels!

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Unknown said...

Great Ideas! Our kids do not watch films but they just sit quiet...That would be much more fun to do that kind of things you planned!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

cute megan!!! I love it!

Marcie @ DWYH said...

Thanks for the ideas! I'm always looking for travel games we only have a 3 hr trip... Hope your long journey goes smooth! :)

Elizabeth said...

Needed this last week for our 12 hour road trip up the CA coast! Would love for you to visit me and link up to Made with Love Monday at Sew Chatty! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

Jana said...

Cute idea! I'll have to share it with my sister since she's the one that has to make trips...

{Lucia} said...

What a great idea! My little guy isn't old enough for it yet, but I'm tucking your idea away for later! I just started a link party on Wednesdays and would love for you to share this!

Michelle said...

DARLING. where in the heck are you driving to?

Tasha said...

So simple and inexpensive, I love it! We are also going on a road trip over Christmas so this is perfect! Thanks for sharing!
I hope you don't mind me sharing this on my blog today!
Have a great day!

Melissa said...

So cute!

I am your newest follower! I loved this idea!!

Hope you will stop by and follow Simple as 1-2-3 soon!!

Rebekah Lindenmayer said...

Great ideas! these would make great gifts for the kids on our street.

Ashlee Marie said...

I do the same thing for road trips! Very fun for the kids. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesdays!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

I am making something similar to this for Christmas gifts. I spray painted the cookie sheets, but it's chipping off. Did you buy non stick cookie sheets? Or, does the chalkboard paint not chip off?