Monday, October 8, 2012

Make It Monthly

With this being such a busy month, I made this month's Christmas gift early.      I was thinking about 2 little people and how hard it is to keep them happy while waiting in line for dinner or the doctor, etc.  Running errands with mommy can be hard on little ones.    I used to take a little bag filled with activites for my own kids and wanted to make something similar.

I  carefully painted an expanding tax file folder front (under the flap) with chalk board paint so it wouldn't warp.  This covered up the big IRS on it and makes it a fun space too.  Once dry, I used stencils on the flap to label it.
I then carefully removed half the partitions in it to make room for the activities.
I made a few activities and bought a few and filled up several zipper bags.
I used 3 ring zipper bags (in case they want to put them in a binder instead) and then simply popped them into the folder file.







The nice thing about this, is it can stay in the car, ready to go!

4 comments:

Kerry said...

You never cease to amaze me Val .... wish I had done that when my kids were little. Great Christmas idea for my little niece and nephew though:-)
Big Hugs

Melinda Cornish said...

that is a great idea! I am making quilts....I have a lot to do in a short time...

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Cute idea. When I see parents out with their kids who are bored silly and causing a ruckus, I always wonder to myself why they didn't bring something along to keep them entertained. Heck, even I get bored if I sit too long. Gotta have something to do (good thing I carry along yarn and word searches in my purse). :) Best wishes, Tamy

Quiltingranny said...

I need to do something like this for my sons 2 little ones as he takes them out while mom sleeps during the day for her late night shift!

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