We are embarking on a 4 hour plane trip with an almost 2 year old toddler shortly to Darwin. Sounds like fun times right? If it’s anything like our flight to Thailand I might just jump out of that plane upon take off…. think 8 hours of torture in terms of tears, squeals, grumpiness, tantrums and NO sleep (for anyone). Not how I imagined the start and completion of a holiday but I’m going back for more anyway. Just the price for a little bit of paradise right?
This time I’m going to work a little harder to combat the toddler air troubles. Thanks to Pinterest (my part time lover) I have been playing with some ideas…. getting into a bit of DIYing for the cause.
Here is my colouring soap box. It’s compact. I can take it on the plane or just have in the nappy bag for a quick fix… I reckon it’s a little bit of genius….. check it out….
See what I did there? It’s simplicity at it’s best. Old skool soap box purchased. Sticky notes stuck into the lid of the box and crayons placed in the tray section. That’s one transportable colouring system!
And I was assisted by a little decorator
Then I made some Sticky Sticks!
Sticky sticks are actually just big, coloured popsicle sticks from the cheapest cheap shop you can find…. these cost me a big $2!
Team it up with $2 velcro which you cut into small squares
And here is the trickiest part of all…. sticking the Velcro onto the sticks!
Stick them all together and you’ve got another cheap, compactable travel toy which ideally Little Vick will love pulling apart and sticking them back together for hours (hear my optimism?)…. or he can make shapes too
Pretty rad if I do say so myself. So, I reckon I’ve got about, ah, 5 minutes worth of entertainment for our 4 hour flight, what do you reckon? Aside from a new book, and some new games on my phone, what do you do when faced with a long flight with children? Give me some comment luv about your ideas on travel entertainment… please, I’m a desperate woman…….