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10 DIYs for Making Travel with Kids a Whole Lot Easier

So traveling with kids is a little (okay, a lot) different than Spring Break Cancun, but that doesn’t mean you have to be a stress case. Make the trip go a whole lot smoother with a few handy tools the kids can enjoy. Sew up a travel lap tray that can also be used as a pillow and a tote bag. You’ll be happy to know the kids can have a bed no matter where you’re at with a comfy bed roll. See more DIY projects you can whip up in a flash for your next trip…


  • 10 DIYs for Making Travel with Kids a Whole Lot Easier 1 of 11
    10 DIYs for Making Travel with Kids a Whole Lot Easier
  • Travel Lap Tray 2 of 11
    Travel Lap Tray
    Use a cookie sheet and some adorable fabric to make the cutest travel lap tray, that is also a pillow, and has straps so you can easily tote it around.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Changing Pad 3 of 11
    Changing Pad
    Sew up an on-the-go changing pad to always keep in your diaper bag.
    Check it out at Prudent Baby.
  • Reusable Snack Bags 4 of 11
    Reusable Snack Bags
    Make reusable snack bags for day trips out and about.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Crayon Roll 5 of 11
    Crayon Roll
    Keep the crayons from rolling around the car or getting left behind at the dinner table.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Doll Suitcase 6 of 11
    Doll Suitcase
    Bring Dolly on the road trip in her own doll house suitcase.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Toiletries Bag 7 of 11
    Toiletries Bag
    Use oilcloth to make this toiletries bag waterproof and extra durable.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Bed Roll 8 of 11
    Bed Roll
    Roll out an instant bed for the kids when you're staying with friends and family.
    Check it out at Prudent Baby.
  • Sleepover Pillow 9 of 11
    Sleepover Pillow
    A removable pillowcase that also has a pocket for storing Teddy and pajamas.
    Check it out at Prudent Baby.
  • Etch-A-Sketch 10 of 11
    Etch-A-Sketch
    Make a DIY version of the classic etch-a-sketch using a yogurt container, cardboard, a pen and velcro.
    Check it out at Prudent Baby.
  • Drawstring Backpack 11 of 11
    Drawstring Backpack
    These have been great for taking on day adventures and long trips, because you can make them just the right size for the kids to help carry their toys and snacks too.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.

Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful. She can also be found on Babble’s the New Home Ec.

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