Sunday, March 21, 2010

$1 Store Challange



I am always up for a good challnge. So when I found out about the $5 dollar store challange over on Living with Lindsay...I knew I had to play.

I came up with this...

Its an I'm bored pin that fits in my purse. I can't tell you how many times we have been stuck somewhere (a resturant, in traffic, at the DR office, etc) and the three kiddos start whining for something to do.

I started with this...

It had a small pad of paper inside. I also used two magnetic shopping lists. Paint, glue and paper were a "free use" as long as they were something I had on hand.


Inside...

on the lid is a tic tac toe board that I used the magnets for


and it stores

color sheets, dot to dots, mazes, and other paper fun that I down loaded off the internet for free and printed. I saved them in a file on my computer so that as soon as they are used up, I can quickly print some more.

Not bad for only $3!! Plus we have already put it to good use...Missy MayMay was bored the other night at Pack Meeting, so out it came!

8 comments:

Rebekah said...

What a great idea!!! This could totally help moms out!

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

Cute!! Luv the tic-tac-toe board!

nana rosie said...

OH MY Gosh!! SO cute! Can you please make a "nana" one for me! Only I want it for Papa! When HE gets bored! It should have, house plans to color & maybe a whittling knife & wood sticks,also could you add some Bob the builder snacks!
But Really...that is very, very cute! You make a mommy proud!

Levi said...

VERY VERY CUTE! WHAT A CLEVER IDEA! I love the dollar store! Umm...I think we'll need 3 of those for our car...hmmmmm....

Designs by Jenean said...

This is very clever. What a good idea.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a great project! You are a clever and crafty girl. Happy Spring!

Kim said...

So sweet - a great travel idea.

Jess @ Just a Blink said...

Very resourceful! What a cute way to get organized.