July 11, 2012

Children's Travel DVD Art Kit

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 {Full credit for this brilliant idea goes to Stacy @ Handmade by Stacy Vaughn. Click here for "pin"spiration and tutorial link}

A big thank you to Stacy for sharing her modern version of the traditional crayon roll. This travel art kit, which is made from an empty DVD case, is absolutely the perfect roadtrip companion for young children. The clips on the left keep the paper from falling to the floor. The case provides a firm coloring surface. AND its sleek design allows convenient storage within the backseat pocket, making this roadtrip life saver always easily on hand. Even quick trips to grandma's go smoother with this handy travel art kit as entertainment.

The DVD travel art kit was quite simple to make. After removing the circular disk holder from the right, I hot glued in a fabric covered cardboard insert with crayon pocket. This was all done with a box knife and a glue gun - no sewing - yay! (Check out Stacy's great tutorial for tips and step by step photos)

Because the crayons I used were thicker than the pencils in her version, I could only make a partial pocket, to allow for tab clearance when folded shut. But my two year old only needs a handful of crayons, so this wasn't an issue.

See the cute coloring pages on the left? I couldn't believe my luck when our birthday party leftovers fit perfectly within the case! Good thing she still likes The Very Hungry Caterpillar because after forgetting to hand them out at her birthday party, I still have a stack full :)

To read more about our two year old's Very Hungry Caterpillar party, click here.
For a direct link to the Eric Carl website and coloring pages, click here.
And again, see Stacy's original version, click here.

Linking: Find a Friend Fridays, Delicate Construction, The Gunny Sack, Bear Rabbit Bear, Positively Splendid


  1. That is absolutely adorable. I love anything that will help occupy little ones on the road. And, I love your Hungary Caterpillar sheets. Really well done!

  2. LOVE this idea---found you via One Artsy Mama!!! And following:) Looking forward to reading more---come check us out at http://www.thechirpingmoms.com


  3. This is soo adorable! Such a great way to keep the kids busy for a long car ride.. I think I may make some of these for my kids for our 15 hour vaca drive! I am your newest follower~
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    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  4. Hi! I'm a new follower from NC-- found you on the linkup :)

  5. I love this! I would be happy to have you share this and any other idea you would like to link up to "One Creative Weekend" at OneCreativeMommy.com. I like to make pencil rolls, but I like that this has a place for paper, too.