The travelling season is on and many of us are going somewhere on holiday. What to do during a long trip or while lazing on the beach besides talking or reading? Play travel games! This simple traditional pastime is loved by many people and it makes us closer to each other. Here are some DIYs you may realize.
Chess is the most traditional game to play, it develops your logical thinking and if you like it, it’s right what you need to make. This chess set is ideal for travelling: it’s done with a chessboard and wooden cubes that feature various detailing on top to differentiate them. They are held on the board using cutouts to make playing comfortable and stable.
This chess set is made of an antique French chess set, which got magnets on the bottom while the board gets magnetic stripes. The craft is pretty simple and won’t take much time, you may also refinish the chess if you want. What can be more genius than a magnetic chess set? So comfy to play!
Here’s another magnetic chess set craft but this one if different. The whole set is fully handmade, of a metal box and various figurines – all the chess figurines are DIYed, too! The final piece is colorful and cool and looks very modern, and it’s all personalized – you may give to the figurines any look that you like.
Checkers is another popular game for trips and going to the beach. This soft game board allows for easy transport and a small footprint in your beach bag. It looks very patriotic with these amazing clay stars! Prepare at least one day ahead of your trip so the board and pieces have plenty of time to dry.
Tic-tac-toe is a simple game for both adults and kids. This craft will tell you how to make a fast set for playing, it looks rustic and cool. The table is made of paper and the pieces are made of wooden slices, on which X and O are wood burnt. Nothing difficult at all and if you don’t have time – just draw them with a marker!
Here’s a little tic tac toe set made with a fabric table and glass tiles of various colors. The table is sewn of colorful fabric, with coordinating threads and a ribbon loop. You’ll use colorful glass tiles instead of X and O – make the table according to the size of these tiles. So easy and so unusual!
This little magnetic tic tac toe will be loved by both adults and kids! The base of it is an altoids tin and mini magnets – just spruce up the tin as you like. The author used patterned paper for decorating the inside of the tin and some buttons as X and O – attach magnets to them and play as much as you want.
Such a colorful magnetic tic tac toe that will keep your kids busy for a long time. This is a patriotic set in blue, red and white, with stars and pebbles plus magnets. The base is of course a metal box and it’s decorated in a very cool way. Read how to decorate the box and the pieces too in the source.
This colorful magnetic travel game is a great idea for any road trip to make your kids occupied. It’s an easy to make Altoid make a monster game, so you’ll need to download some monsters and buy magnetic sheets. Read further instructions in the source.
This cute DIY travel puzzle is a super simple and easy DIY you can travel with, or have in your bag when you go out with your kids. It makes the perfect activity and game when they have to wait more than a few minutes. This is an ombre blue puzzle with no particular images on it though you may add some, too. Read the tutorial to make the piece for your kids.
Develop your kids’ memory using this cool magnetic memo game! The idea is simple: printing out or designing some images and attaching them to a metal box or sheet. And if your little ones aren’t quite the age where they can work with 12 different pairs, they can pick and choose the sets they want to play with and set them up!
A magnetic travel bingo game is a fun idea for kids and adults, too. Get each of the kids you’ll be travelling with a cheapie cookie sheet from Wal-Mart for 97 cents and print out your freebies for tons of trapped in a car fun. Read more instructions in the source.
This printable idea contains a little printable that you can throw in your pocket or handbag and bring along on your next trip to the city. Each person can pick a card out of the envelope, and then you all can try and find the object as you walk around the city. Remember to make sure you yell “Found it!” really loud, that is the best part.