Upcycle mint tins to make these 4 games

Children can exchange the activity boxes in the car!

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Your holidays are approaching?

It's time to think about the games!

Traveling by car and traveling by plane can be very long for children and very difficult for parents.

If you're looking for a simple and cheap way to create activities to keep kids busy during these trips, get some mint tins that you can put into a Mason jar, or in an airtight container. Then recycle the metal tins to create these 4 activities: coloring book, LEGO blocks, to catch fish and one to play TIC TAC TOE.

And if you really want to have a peaceful trip, do not make just one. Make the 4 activities. Children can exchange them in the car or plane. And use them during your stay once you're arrived !

Here are 4 ways to collect mint tins to make these activities for kids:

These ideas are good for the car, for the plane and for the hotel room:

1) A box of LEGO blocks:

You will need:

- One mint tin

- An airtight container to put the mints

- A hot glue gun

- Hot glue

- A piece of LEGO base, that you can cut with a utility knife (X-Acto for cutting carpet, or a Dremell saw)

- Little pieces of LEGO blocks

2) A box to draw:

You will need:

- One mint tin

- An airtight container to put the mints

- A hot glue gun

- Crayons

- Two mini blocks of Post it, in two colors

3) A box to catch fish:

You will need:

- One mint tin

- An airtight container to put the mints

- A hot glue gun

- Felt of many colors

- Paper clips

- Nail file

- Scissors

- Twine

- A magnet

4) A TIC TAC TOE game:

You will need:

- One mint tin

- An airtight container to put the mints

- A hot glue gun

- A piece of EVA foam (DIY foam)

- A black Sharpie

- 5 buttons of one color and 5 buttons of another color

Watch the video to learn how to easily make these 4 activities for children.

On-The-Go Mini Playsets

Keep kids entertained on-the-go with these mini playsets made from mint tins! ? Make your own here: http://bzfd.it/2eCH3V5

Posted by Nifty on Sunday, July 23, 2017

Source: Facebook video Nifty

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