Bring this magnetic travel game with you on your next road trip, or keep it handy for whenever you need to distract the kids from their boredom (like at a restaurant waiting for your food to come!). It’s an easy DIY Altoid tin Make-A-Monster game that the kids will love.
Make-A-Monster Magnetic Travel Game
We love collecting easy travel games to keep the kids busy when we’re out and about. We don’t usually have screens in the car, but sometimes the kids need a little distraction to keep things from falling apart. I try to little things like this in my purse for car rides around town, restaurant waiting, and even longer road trips.
When you’re finished making this Altoid tin play set, be sure to check out this must-see list of other fun road trip games and activities for kids.
What You’ll Need
- 2 Magnetic sheets at least 4X6 inches
- Empty Altoid Tin
- Mod Podge (optional)
- Print out of the Make-A-Monster download (available at end of post)
Start by cutting along the dotted lines of the two rectangles so that you have two separate sheets of paper.
Peel the backings off one of the magnet sheets and attach one of the rectangles you just cut out. Then do the same with the other. Now you should have two magnet sheets with the magnet on one side and the pictures on the other.
Carefully follow the outlines to cut out all of the monster shapes.
The orange “Make-A-Monster” piece is the cover for the lid. You’ll need to glue that piece onto the lid of your Altoid Tin so that it stays in place permanently. I used this Elmer’s X-treme glue stick and it was strong enough to hold it in place without the mess of other glues.
Optional Step 5
You can brush a sealant like Mod Podge over the tops of the pieces to give them a bit of added protection so they’ll last longer.
Now you can put your monster pieces inside your tin to keep them safe! All of the little pieces fit nicely on the lid of the Altoid tin so it’s easier to find the piece you’re looking for.
Also, don’t forget to take a look at even more fun road trip games for kids.
Have fun playing with your monsters!
Didn’t catch that download link? Here it is again in case you missed it!