The girls and I are currently travelling. This means I am away from the craft room, but not away from crafting. While they do travel with their various electronics of choice to keep entertained, I am a big believer in bringing craft supplies with me for when they get bored.
In their backpacks, they each have a big gallon-size zipper-bag with various supplies to keep them busy. This time, we packed the following:
- a small notebook
- tiny colored pencils (I keep the ones they bring back at the end of the school year, shorter means easier to pack!)
- a dozen pipe cleaners. They can amuse themselves for hours making rings or robots. They can then be taken apart and put back together!
- a small ball of yarn
The yarn I brought because on this trip, I taught the girls Finger Knitting. This is super easy to do and very easy to bring with you anywhere you go.
I did have one more thing with me that I surprised them with: this finger print art set.
I adore this kit because it is self-contained in the tin, the ink is totally washable (I keep baby wipes on me just in case) and they can come up with a thousand ideas of what to draw.
You could put your own similar kit together with ink and stamps from the craft store and put them in a baggie. OR, you could enter to win your own kit from clubmom vendor Mortimer Snodgrass! Thats right: comment below or share this post on Facebook to be entered to win your own Finger Print art kit!
Guest Blogger: Virginia Champoux-Sokoloff is the owner of a funky gift store and the mom of 2 adorable girls. She is also a life-long insomniac who loves to craft in the middle of the night. She has been known to re-upholster furniture or paint the floors of her house while everyone is asleep. A blogger since the days of dial-up, she chronicles her craft and DIY projects on her blog, ubercraftyblog.com.