I travel a lot with my kids, and I’m always looking for ways to keep them entertained while en route. Whether we travel by car or plane, or boat, my kids get bored pretty quickly and we like to have several options available to them.
Lately, my kids (like so many others out there) have been all about emojis. They love the Emoji Movie and love to send emojis on text apps, so when I was thinking of fun things I could make for road trips we’ve got coming up this summer I knew we needed some emojis included.
I’ve made felt boards before for our kid’s rooms, and they love playing with them, so I thought it would be fun to create a travel felt board using emojis so that the kids could create any emoji face they wanted with just a few simple pieces of felt.
I started with a basic clipboard, our printable templates, felt squares in black, red, pink, white, blue and yellow, scissors, modpodge and a paint brush.
Our template is color coded, so cut each of the template pieces out and trace them onto the color that matches the shape.
Spread a layer of ModPodge all over the front of the clip board,
then take the yellow felt circle and lay it over the wet ModPodge.
Let your clip board dry.
Put the rest of your felt pieces into a ziplock bag
and clip it under the clip on your board for storage!
To play with the board, the kids take the felt pieces out and create the emoji of their choice one at a time
My kids only complaint? No poop emoji!
Have fun with your new travel activity!