Cookie-Sheet Travel Activity: Magnetic Sandpaper and Yarn
Over the next week or so, I’ll be sharing some simple activities for road trips using a cookie sheet! Believe it or not, a cookie sheet is a great asset to traveling with children…it can sit in a child’s lap and it creates an instant work/play space!
I have wanted to try the sandpaper and yarn busy bag idea for a while now, but thought it would also make an excellent travel activity if it was magnetic!
Here’s what you’ll need: a cookie sheet, sandpaper (I used 9-inch), magnetic adhesive roll (which we got from CraftProjectIdeas.com), scissors, a ruler, and yarn. Optional: A Zipper pouch to hold the yarn.
1. Cut the magnetic adhesive roll the same size as the sandpaper.
2. Place the magnetic sandpaper onto the cookie sheet.
3. Measure and cut various colors of yarn.
I used red, blue, yellow, green and white yarn. I cut 3 pieces of each color in the following sizes: 12-inches, 6-inches, and 3-inches.
Keep the yarn pieces in a zippered pouch or sealable plastic bag.
What is your favorite activity to take on road trips???
We’ve traveled with cookie sheets before but this is an unique idea. Love it!
we r going on vaca next month. I am anxious to see what all ur ideas are so that I can take a goody bag of ticks with me. :) we have dvd player in the car but we can not watch movies all day long!!
I love this idea also! very creative
We use a cookie sheet with our Leap Frog Alpha Letters. http://www.teachingstars.com/2012/01/30/mini-magnet-board/
This is such an amazing idea. So clever, and I think my girls would really love doing this. Thanks for sharing it!
Great idea! I think I will try with yarn and tanagram shapes cut out of felt.
What fun creative play! This will be a good thing to have around.
How cool! Where did you buy magnetic sandpaper?
She made it! :) Use magnetic adhesive roll cut to the size of your sandpaper.
Love this idea!
My 6 yr. Old and 2.5 yr. Old will love
on our way to the lodge!
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