HOLIDAY TRAVEL TIPS


Helpful Tips to Keep Kids Entertained During Holiday Travel

This blog post is sponsored by the Southern California Honda Dealers

With the holidays approaching, I immediately start dreading Southern California holiday traffic.  You know the drill, load the kids in the car to make the rounds to Grandma’s house.  Then on to visit the in-law’s, the aunt’s, and uncle’s…..the list goes on and on. Trying to keep the kids entertained in the car is no joke.  They have played with the same “car toys” a million times, and I really don’t want them to just binge watch movies the entire time.  So, I’ve partnered with the SoCal Honda Dealers for their #RandomActsofHelpfulness campaign to share this helpful tip to keep kids entertained during holiday travel!

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A Magnetic Holiday Scene with the Helpful Honda Characters 

 

Materials:

Laminated pictures of your favorite characters

2 sheets of laminated white paper

Baking Sheet

Scissors

Command Strips

Spray Adhesive

Plain Magnets

STEP 1:

Using the white paper cut out snowy mountains and clouds.

STEP 2: 

Glue them directly to the baking sheet.  I tried to use hot glue on this at first…it was unsuccessful!  The only way I could get the lamination to stick to the “non-stick” baking sheet was to use spray adhesive.  Luckily, I always keep some on hand for making tooth fairy glitter money. (I’ll share that gem in another post!)

STEP 3:

Cut out your characters and any other little decorations that you want to be able to move around.

STEP 4:

Time to stick the magnets on the back of your characters!  Ok, this part took some figuring.  I tried to use, hot glue, spray adhesive and super glue, but nothing worked.  The magnets slid right off of the characters.  Then, I tried Command strips and it worked!  I used a few of the medium sized strips and cut them to fit the magnets.

STEP 5:

Hand it to the back seat and listen to the sweet sound of entertained kids!  Mom tip:  Make one for each child.  If you have have more than one kid, you know that only making one is a fight waiting to happen.

Enjoy!

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