Seems as though the vertical border is the new thing lately and Designs on Cloud 9 had a Challenge going on to make a vertical border with a season theme and DC9 patterns of course. So this is what I came up with.
I really like the way it came out and it is a great use of those larger scraps of paper!
I just wanted to share a busy box I put together for my kids for when we take our road trip to Myrtle Beach.
I found some great ideas and printable work sheets on Pinterest.com (gosh I am so addicted to that site)
I went to...
Walmart and purchase a tall somewhat narrow container (I want this to sit just in front of the two backseats in the van), 1" binders, pencil pouches, folders, 1 pack of notebook paper and pocket sheet protectors and a coloring book or two.
The Dollar store I found word search books and little activity pads.
Staples was having a great sale and I bought plastic pencil boxes, colored pencils, markers, crayons and dry erase markers w/ the eraser attached (so no one looses it).
My daughter threw in some of her workbooks from school last year.
I already had a License Plate Game board that was given to us last year from my SIL. (but there are printable ones on the web) I will provide links at the end of the post.
Of course I had to dress up my stuff for the occasion.
I used my digital software and .pngs from Designs on Cloud 9.com
and clear packing tape to attach them to the busy box, the binders and the pencil boxes ( I tried to mod podge it to the pencil boxes first, but it just peeled up) :0(
The big box of stuff
Some of whats in the big box
The personalized pencil boxes
The personalized binders
There are the awesome little dry erase markers I found at Staples (yeah we got that) LOL
This is my daughters (7yrs old) binder
Fun printables Bingo and hangman
(I slipped them into the pocket protectors and you can them over and over with the dry erase markers)
Brilliant Pinterest.com find!
More fun printable stuff
Ripped out some word search pages and put them into the protects per request from my daughter
Notebook paper and folder (Monster High of course)
This is my sons (3yrs old) Little tougher to find printables he can do, but I figured he could follow the pictures in the bingo cards and I found a picture scavenger hunt printable (my daughter has one with only the words on it)
I bought a Mickey Mouse learn to write your letters book at the dollar store, tore all the pages out and put them into the sheet protectors for him to practice writing his letters and there are some games on the pages too, letter related of course
Oh and we MUST have an Angry Birds activity and coloring books LOL
There is those little awesome dry erase markers (can ya tell I love those little things)
The photo scavenger hunt printable I told you about earlier and his scribble notebook paper
So that is pretty much what I put in there for them... I am sure they will add to it when it gets closer to leaving. Here are the 2 links I used for the printables ...
I used a glass water goblet, floral foam, curly ribbon bows (taken apart), basket grass and skewers from the dollar store and 2 bags of Charms Blow Pops from the grocery (probably could have gotten them at the dollar store too and saved $2.00, but I bought them prior to everything else)
total cost was approx $9.00 (not including the paper I used) , not bad for a really cute gift!