...to grandmother's house we go. Nine days and counting until Thanksgiving!
Today's post is dedicated all those brave souls who will be traveling by car or plane with young kids.
I have a hard time throwing away paper towel rolls. They are fun-shaped and made from cardboard sturdy enough it seems that there ought to be life after dispensing paper towels. I have the same problem, by the way, with toilet paper rolls.
About a year and a half ago I did a post using toilet paper rolls to make beachy napkin rings for Matthew's birthday party. Today, paper towel tubes are center stage. With just a little effort on your part, paper towel rolls make the perfect Trip Tubes. Check it out...
Using the same technique I used when making a pinata for Matthew's teacher, crumple small pieces of tissue paper into round balls. Adhere balls to the paper towel roll using Elmer's Glue.
Fill tubes with items children can use to entertain themselves while sitting in the car or on a plane. Items I included were things such as crayons, coloring book pages, Mad Libs, toys cars, finger puppets, a miniature Magic 8 Ball, and countless other items stocked in the party section of Target, Walmart or your favorite dollar store.
Once chock full of treats, seal the ends. Guaranteed to make for an AMAIZING trip!
Or, how about wrapping the tube in a map and attaching a note wishing, "Happy Trails"
Or even wrapped in red paper with a wish for a"Dynamite Trip."
Now it's your turn. What other ways can we wrap these paper towel rolls to make for fun themed Trip Tubes? And, while you are at it, how about helping us generate other interesting items we might include in our tubes.
Signing off until tomorrow...