Travel can be great, but bringing the kids along for the ride can often lead to a few unwanted detours. Cut down on the road bumps and are-we-there-yet's with these pro tips.

Bring A Road Map
Bring A Road Map

Let your kids interact with your big road trip with a kid-friendly map. Let them help you "plan" the trip by allowing them to draw a line from point A to point B.

The DIY DVD Coloring Box
The DIY DVD Coloring Box

Tired of the same old in-car movies? Repurpose a DVD box to accommodate some coloring and drawing tools and let the kids draw out the next big idea for a film of their own!

Got Odor? Use Dryer Sheets
Got Odor? Use Dryer Sheets

From spilled food to dirty diapers things can get a bit rank on the road. Dryer sheets are the easy-to-pack odor eliminators you can't forget on your next journey.

Reward Patience And Good Behavior With Goodie Bags
Reward Patience And Good Behavior With Goodie Bags

Pack mystery treat bags as a sure-fire way to settle the "Are-we-there-yet's!" or pouts that may otherwise be tough to deal with in a cramped car. Vary the items inside to keep the kids guessing, and pre-plan stops along the way so they and you will make it to your final destination the fun way!

Keep Kids Safe With These Neat, Washable Tattoos
Keep Kids Safe With These Neat, Washable Tattoos

You will rest easier knowing your children are safer. Your kids will love showing off their new tattoo!

Keep Sippy Cups In Reach
Keep Sippy Cups In Reach

Wrangle sippy cups from the underseat with this drop-proof lasso! Use shoe string to tie extra toys and other droppables down to keep things organized and worry-free on long and short car rides.

Make A Magnet Toy Box To Keep Things Clean
Make A Magnet Toy Box To Keep Things Clean

Refrigerator magnets and a metal lunchbox make for a great no-mess toy kit for your kids. Add a few to his or her "collection" with a few of those special magnets found at important landmarks.

DIY Magnet Puzzles
DIY Magnet Puzzles

Glue a picture or design to popsicle sticks before carefully cutting them at the seams for a fun and easy-cleaning mid-ride project for you and the kids.

Make Your Own Sippy Cups
Make Your Own Sippy Cups

There is no need to buy sippy cups for the road. Pick up some resilent cling wrap and apply over the top of a cup to make an instant kid-friendly cup.

Keep Mice Away From The RV
Keep Mice Away From The RV

Traveling in an RV can be a great experience! Sometimes, a larger space can attract unwanted guests. Place strong-smelling soap around the edges of your vehicle to keep pests out.

Keep Soap In Reach With A DIY Soap Tote
Keep Soap In Reach With A DIY Soap Tote

A pair of old panty hose is the perfect tool for keeping slippery soap near the faucet.

Pack A Night Light
Pack A Night Light

Sleeping in new, unfamiliar places can feel a bit more like home with a familiar and calming night light. You and your child will rest easier knowing home doesn't feel so far away after all.

Freeze Juice Boxes To Keep Cool And Hydrated
Freeze Juice Boxes To Keep Cool And Hydrated

Freeze juice boxes and put them in the cooler to double as both a cooling element for your other perishables and a refreshing drink!

Lock Out Dirt, Grime, And Odors With Shoe Bags
Lock Out Dirt, Grime, And Odors With Shoe Bags

Protecting your car from footprints and stains just became easier! An old box or blanket bag is great for storing foul-smelling clothes.

Use Old Sheets As Seat Protectors
Use Old Sheets As Seat Protectors

Create a hassle-free barrier over your seats as a way to prevent spills or coloring sessions from getting out of hand.

Shower Caddy's Make For Great Travel Totes
Shower Caddy's Make For Great Travel Totes

Keep toys or other important travel items easily visible and within reach with suction cup shower caddies. Hang them from the kids windows to help them and you keep things clean and organized.

Store Treats In The AC Vent To Prevent Them From Melting
Store Treats In The AC Vent To Prevent Them From Melting

No one likes a messy, sticky melted treat! Stick small candies or granola bars in the AC vents for fresh, no-ooze snacks.

Straws Are The Best No Mess Tools
Straws Are The Best No Mess Tools

From apple sauce to beverages, straws are effective tools for stopping messes before they happen.

Make Your Own
Make Your Own "Coloring Bottle"

Craft your own tool kit to let your kids get their drawing on without having to worry about colored pencils everywhere!

Make A First Aid Kit
Make A First Aid Kit

Always be prepared! You and your kids will be grateful to know you are ready for anything.

Build A Treat Tackle Box
Build A Treat Tackle Box

Snack time can be a scrumptious and creative treat for everyone! Use a tackle box or other compartment storage to tote multiple favorites in one neat-looking package.

Use Upside Down Crazy Straws To Lock Straws In Place
Use Upside Down Crazy Straws To Lock Straws In Place

Keep drinks under control with a fun twist! Stick crazy straws in upside down to anchor them inside the cup to prevent the straw from popping out.

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