One of the things you need to do when you are taking a long road trip is take a break! McKenna and Robyn have found a grassy Roadside Rest Area where they can stop and stretch their legs, have a snack and see where they are headed next. For today’s activity we will make some road signs and a roadside map using printables I found online and some basic supplies.
Supplies you will need for today’s activities:
- Printable road signs – I used these, although next time I might make them a bit bigger
- Map – you can use an old map you may have on hand, map looking scrapbook paper, or find a map online to print out. I used this one by MrPrintable.
- Piece of cardstock, fun foam or cardboard to put the map on
- Craft or popsicle sticks
- Clear packing tape
- Caps from water bottles or Model Magic clay
First, let’s make some road signs. I was inspired by this post at doodles and jots and used their basic idea.
Step 1 – Print out the sheet of signs – if you want them larger, you may be able to adjust your printer settings. If you print them on cardstock, they will be stronger.
Step 2 – Cut out the signs you think your dolls will pass on their trip, then cover them with clear packing tape and trim.
Step 3 – Glue or tape the signs onto craft sticks. Carefully cut a slit in the top of a water bottle cap (you should ask an adult for help) and put the craft stick into the slit. If you don’t have bottle caps to use, roll up a ball of clay, insert the stick and shape into a base.
To make the roadside map:
Step 1 – Print out the map you want to use, then cut it out and glue it onto a sturdy background.
Step 2 – Use craft sticks glued around the edges front and back to make a frame.
Step 3 – Overlap the craft sticks and glue them to the frame to make the supports. You can use water bottle caps or clay for the base.
We took the dolls and the Our Generation Jeep and RV outside and set up our road and rest stop. Based on the signs we picked out, I think the girls are headed to the mountains.
McKenna is looking at the map – of course, she has her camera and smartphone ready to capture and share her favorite scenic photos.
While McKenna is looking at the big map, Robyn is relaxing at the picnic table enjoying some cookies and tea, looking at her map. Since she is doing the driving she really needs to be clear on the route they will take.
Their rest is over and the girls are headed towards the mountains.
Where are your dolls headed today?