This weekend we had our family reunion on my father’s side. We usually have one every few years and I try to make it whenever we can. And since this year they were doing it only about an 8 hour drive from here we knew we had to go. The only problem with the 8 hour drive is my youngest daughter. You see she does not travel well at all. She has about a 30min limit of being strapped in then all hell breaks loose even with a DVD player.
So you can imagine none of us were really looking forward to the dive. But I thought that maybe we could make some cool toys and things to help keep her entertained in the car and just maybe we could arrive with our hearing intact. I have to say that yes our toys did work but well not for the whole trip, so we still got an ear full but I am not sure we could have come up with anything to keep her occupied for 8 full hours.
Since we made a few things there will be a couple posts but for our first one, we made some neat homemade tambourines. I know you are thinking a noise maker for the car? Yes, the noise from the tambourine was a LOT less than the screeching sound of her screaming her displeasure at being in the car for so long. I would take the tambourines over her screaming any day, and yes it is screaming.
These homemade tambourines were also a lot of fun for my oldest daughter. Each of the girls made their own and had a lot of fun coloring them. Both of them made it through the trip and home fine so we still have them, I am thinking we may need to make some other instruments and have a homemade band. Well that will be another post for sure!
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