My strategy: Lots of yummy snacks, his favourite finger puppets, his favourite friends - tiger, dog and cheetah figurines (he loves to feed them, give them drinks, bath them, wash their teeth so this is bound to be a good distraction!), a new toy that won't be pulled out until we are on the way, a pack of colouring pencils, some favourite books, great music, plenty of stops along the way and timing the trip to coincide with his nap. Fingers crossed!
I also quickly and very roughly drew up this little sheet of frames for drawing in, getting some inspiration from all the gorgeous vintage frames on Etsy.
I know at Yashar's age it is really just scribbles he is doing, but I thought this would be fun to talk about with him. I am getting tempted to do some myself! I'm thinking a series of silhouette portraits, and another sheet with a landscape in the middle and then drawing elements from that landscape in each of the smaller frames, or maybe favourite cartoon characters portraits, or landmarks along the way....so many ideas!
I like that this is not just a plain colour it in sheet, but instead will hopefully provide a basis for lots of creativity and little masterpieces!
**I had wanted to upload a copy that you could easily print but the site I usually use for making downloadable pdfs has just been banned here in Turkey :( Ahhh, the scandalous life of a crafting blogger in Turkey ;) And hence the delay for this Making Mondays. So I'm hoping I will be able to come up with a work around soon. I will update this post when I do. In the meantime you could try right clicking and printing the image...but I'm not sure if this will work :( You could, of course, draw your own gorgeous one!**
Hopefully this will make some of your car/plane/train trips just a little more peaceful!