This months busy bag theme is all about keeping the kids busy while traveling!
A few weeks ago we made a rather long trip and I had to keep the kids busy so I made this little busy book for them. My main concern when bringing things that require pens / pencils / crayons with is that these always land up on the floor and in the car seats and just anywhere they are not suppose to be!
This was my solution!
Yip! I tied those crayons down with some string and washi / decor tape. No lost crayons.. woohooo!
To make this busy book you need the following
- The printable pages bound together at your local print shop. (download the free templates here)
- hot glue gun
- washi or decor tape
- half crayons
- some felt
- a bit of velcro
First make sure the amount of crayons you are looking to use actually fits on the back of your book. Then cut some felt for a lid of the pouch (you can always trim the extra!) Measure felt on the packet of crayons and double it leaving extra space on the sides for the hot glue. Hot glue a line on the back of the book for the lid and add the pouch.
They now fit nicely. Do not trim your flap or add velcro yet.
Next cut 6 bits of string in a manageable length for the crayons when the sting is folded in half. (I have 12 crayons) Loop the string through the first 2 spiral rings.
Double knot your string to the spiral bound book.
Next cut some strips of washi / decor tape and tape the string to your pencils.
Add your pencils to their pouch.
At this point I am able to see how the flap will fit. push the string to the side close your flap and trim excess. Now hot glue some velcro to keep the pouch closed.
The kids loved how they had an entire rainbow of colors to draw and color with!
I am sure your kids will enjoy this as much as mine did! P.s The printable is not just for traveling! Kids will enjoy the busy book at any location or outing or stay in.
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