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« on: July 30, 2007 05:11:20 PM »


I made this travel activity case up for my nephew for Easter. He's two and him and his mom were planning a trip to visit us by train (every boy's dreamchoo choo!) a month later. I figured a few different activities in one convenient package was every mother's dream (umchoo choo! wait, no).

First I hand painted the three little pigs figurines, then the driving mat which was done on gessoed muslin with acrylics with a spray sealer on top.


After that I just winged it. Made up my own pattern, I knew I wanted an outside pocket for a drawing pad and sleeves for chubby (no-roll) crayons, and elastics on the inside to hold a couple cars and 4 figures.

Plus I wanted it to be small enough to sit on a toddler's lap.


The case was also constructed around plastic canvas, so it is very stiff, but still washable.

I'm tempted to work another one up, but with no one to give it to, I don't really have any external motivation.
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2007 05:15:39 PM »

That's great! It's super cute in both idea and execution.

As for motivation to make more, I'm sure these would be a hit if you decided to sell them.
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2007 06:09:12 PM »

I'm sure either of my boys would love one of those! That's a great idea to use plastic canvas to stiffen it, too.

Love the fishy fabric too (my kids love fish)!
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2007 06:58:14 PM »

that is awesome! I bet it made your nephew and his mom happy!
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2007 08:03:55 PM »

I'd love some sort of grown-up version with travel activities for long long flights. 

I'd heart it.
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2007 04:40:38 AM »

wow! that is such an awsome idea!!! i love it!
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2007 12:27:24 PM »

What a wonderful, and thoughtful, idea. It looks so adorable, I'm sure he'll be using it for a long time.
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2007 05:59:42 AM »

I have a 5yr old little boy who makes frequent plane trips (at least 2 roundtrip flights from Texas to California each year) that would love one of these. If you ever made a tute I would be forever in your debt. This is such a clever idea!
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2007 06:05:37 AM »

this is awesome.

and i too would like one for myself on long flights!  Wink

i have a niece who i may try making one for.
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2007 09:20:55 AM »

That's really cute.  I have a four and a 7 year old cousin who'd love something like that.
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