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10 Tips & Tutes That Make Travel with Kids Easier

Traveling with kids may not always sound like your cup of tea, but with some helpful tips and tutes you can find it going a whole lot smoother. Since it’s hard for anyone (even us adults) to sit still during a long flight, it’s no wonder the kids will be squirming. Just as much as it’s hard to sit in a plane, it’s even harder to be cramped inside a car for hours. Fun games and some easy projects can help with that. Make hotel stays, missed naps, new food and all that goes along with traveling run a whole lot smoother with these 10 Tips & Tutes That Make Travel with Kids Easier…

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  • Pre-Pack Outfits 1 of 10
    Pre-Pack Outfits
    Let the kids help you pick out outfits for the trip and place each outfit in a plastic bag for them to easily take out.
    Find out more at All Things Simple.
  • Sleepover Pillowcase 2 of 10
    Sleepover Pillowcase
    Sew a sleepover pillowcase that will hold their favorite toys and ensure they have a soft place to lay their heads wherever you go.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Taggies and Toys 3 of 10
    Taggies and Toys
    Make a tag blanket with pockets for little toys to hide inside. For long flights, fill each pocket with a new toy to keep your little baby busy.
    Find out more at Merriment Design.
  • LEGO Travels 4 of 10
    LEGO Travels
    Keep all their LEGO's stored in one place while traveling from city to city.
    Get the tutorial at Finley & Oliver.
  • High Chair On The Go 5 of 10
    High Chair On The Go
    Sew up a high chair that you can take and use at almost any restaurant.
    Get the tutorial at This Mama Makes Stuff.
  • Your Packing Saver 6 of 10
    Your Packing Saver
    You can pack more than just clothes in plastic bags. This will keep things from getting messy and lost in the suitcase.
    Check it out at Better Homes and Gardens.
  • Travel Desk 7 of 10
    Travel Desk
    Make a travel desk with a hard surface to take on the road. Add pockets for markers, crayons and other craft supplies.
    Check it out at Chez Beeper Bebe.
  • Pack a Diverse Snack Box 8 of 10
    Pack a Diverse Snack Box
    Fill a tackle box with different snacks to bring on the trip. This will help keep the kids from getting bored with "the same ol' thing."
    Find out more at Tip Junkie.
  • Crumpled City Maps 9 of 10
    Crumpled City Maps
    These city maps are durable enough to handle being tossed in diaper bags and spilled on.
    Buy it for $20 at Oprah.
  • Set Routine in the Midst of Chaos 10 of 10
    Set Routine in the Midst of Chaos
    Instead of hopping from one hotel to the other, try to just stick with one when traveling with kids. This will give them the comfort of having a stable place to come back to at the end of the day.
    See more at Oh Happy Day.

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Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman) 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.

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