Today’s super simple Teen Friendly Road Trip Travel Pack and shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RitzFilledNotHangry #CollectiveBias
Of course I could give them a mobile device and let them veg out the entire road trip, but sometimes I want them to be more productive with their time. Today I’m sharing a simple blueprint for a Teen Friendly Road Trip Travel Pack. This one is inspired by my youngest daughter who loves to craft and draw. If I were making this for my boys, I’d fill the pack with things they like.
To make this craft inspired travel pack you’ll need:
- snacks (sweet & salty)
- bling on a rope
- journal supplies
- small container
- shredded paper (optional)
- treat bag or ziplock bag
- small container with lid (2)
- glue dots
I started with a sturdy frame box that I filled with a little bit of shredded paper. I used a frame box because it’s flat and can be stored under the seats in the car.
I didn’t want the box to be overcrowded with snacks but wanted to add flavor variety. I wanted the boxes to include a sweet and salty snack. I stopped by Kroger and picked up two flavors of the RITZ Sandwich Crackers for the salty snack. The crackers were on sale which isn’t surprising because Kroger always has great deals on stuff I need. Plus when I shop there I have the option of the self checkout lanes making it easier for me to get out quickly.
Once I started putting the snacks in the box, instead of putting two full packs of RITZ crackers in the box, I took a few RITZ Peanut Butter Filled Sandwich Crackers and a few RITZ Cheese Filled Sandwich Crackers and added them to a paper treat bag. To balance the salty snacks, I filled a tin with some sweet candies. Packing snacks in the car on road trips has always kept the kids from getting “hangry”. Now that they’re older, I like giving them their snacks upfront versus passing them out while driving.
To keep my daughter occupied I added a DIY mini journal, a pen, and a small container filled with a stamp set. The container will ensure ink does not get all over the box.
Another thing I included for her are the supplies to make a yarn tassel for her pen. This is an easy craft that can be created in under and hour. To secure the bling on a rope, I usually use hot glue, but that won’t work in a car. Instead, I added glue dots which work just as well.
Once I had everything organized, I loaded it into the box. What I love about this idea is how simple it is and that it can be customized for each child.
RITZ Filled Sandwich Crackers are now available at Kroger. Just look for the sign that says “multipack snacks” in the lunch box aisle.