We'll have others with us on this trip including littles so I decided to make some "busy bags" for them for the long car ride.
I found these bags at Best Buy of all places. They were UGLY, to say the least. But sturdy and perfect in every other way, including the fact that they were a penny. Yep, one little cent each. So great.
They are made of an extra heavy-duty felt. I have lots of felt, fabric, ribbon, and buttons in my stash, so when I discovered that I couldn't remove the icky embellishments off the bags I just hot glued stuff on top.
I started with large rectangular pieces of felt that I glued fabric to. These were glued to the bags. I cut out big felt letters and glued those to the bags. Then I made some felt flowers and glued those to the girly bags, and added ribbons. I glued some colorful buttons to the boy bags. I think the kiddos will love them and probably use them the whole week, not just in the car. I spent a whole four cents. That makes me smile. That means that I can use the money I saved to fill them up.