***Update: Since you asked...the container is actually a beef jerky container from this little family owned place that my dad often stops to get beef jerky on the way to see us. (it's called Robertson's...maybe if you emailed them, you could just buy a container! ...But, the lady that I got the idea from just used a 2 liter bottle, so that works too! :) ... And, the trinkets are just stuff from around the house, alphabet beads from Michael's, and some other things from Mardel’s 10 for $1.00 bin, party favor sections and the Target dollar section. All in all, I think the project only cost me about $10.00. Good luck! :)
Since Quinn was such a precious little love on this trip, I thought I’d share some of the things that kept him entertained! I’m SO glad that they worked! I was a little nervous about how he’d do on a 3 hour flight and then in a hotel with VERY few of his toys! Here’s how we came prepared…
#1: Curious George Sticker Activity Book: This was an airport find from Melissa and was a HUGE hit with Quinn. He loved the “hidden pictures” and all of the stickers!
Thomas & Friends Surprise Ink Book: Serious geniuses create stuff like this. No mess! And, Quinn was so excited to see what the magic pen would reveal!
#3: Play-doh: You can NEVER go wrong with good ‘ol fashioned play-doh. Quinn was entertained for almost an hour on the flight back. I loved watching his imagination work. My favorite was when he made a birthday cake, added the straw for the candle, sang “Happy Birthday” and then blew it out! Cuteness!
#4: IPOD Nano: Yes, my two year old officially has his own Nano. It was Matt’s (before he got his IPhone…but after we saw how much he LOVED watching shows on this little thing, we knew it was no longer ours. It was a perfect thing to entertain our little man. And, it was stocked with these…
Shake & Find Bucket: I’d seen things similar to this for crazy amounts of money and had intended on making one for Quinn for a long time. I thought this trip was a perfect opportunity to get it done. I found lots of little trinkets, dyed rice, took pictures of the trinkets in color groups, and then put the trinkets and rice in a clear container.
Here’s what to do:
Add a few drops of food coloring and 5 squirts of purell to 1 1/2 cups of dry rice in a Ziploc bag. Shake until all are dyed.