I received these products from OOLY as samples several months ago. I love them so much that I wanted to continue using them in projects and sharing them with you. This is not a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.
Last week a friend of mine sent me a text, I could practically feel the excitement buzzing from her as I read it. She had just finished booking airline tickets for her family to visit Australia this Spring for 2 weeks. I was so excited for her and then flooded her with a million questions. I mean I wanted to know everything, what was the itinerary, how would the kids be out of school so long, was she really taking all that time off of work and of course, can you put me in your suitcase? So many really important questions to answer!
When she told me she wanted to have the kids document their trip, including all the places that they visited along with experiences and fun memories, I thoughts she was on to something. As a mom with small children, my husband and I are the ones documenting our lives and adventures. With her kids being older, they would be able to document it from their own perspective. It got me thinking, how fun would it be to put together a kid’s travel journal kit that could be taken on a big trip and they would have everything they needed to record there memories right then. No waiting until they got home to print pictures (do people still do that) and slap in a scrapbook, then try to remember that funny story you wanted to write down about that moment.
I figured a kid’s travel journal kit would need to have some essentials that would travel easy and would have no problem being thrown in a backpack for a day trip or bike ride, you name it! Here is everything you need to get started and a few of my FAVORITE products.
OOLY Flipside Double Sided Notebook: Comes in 4 awesome dual color options, has a flexible cover that can withstand some wear and has the option of both lined and blank pages!
OOLY Color Luxe Fine Tip Gel Pens: You have every color you could want and gel pens are the best for drawing and small outs of filling in if you ask me.
Washi Tape: I chose a cute travel themed set for my kit with vintage globes, a travel saying a complimenting pattern. I planned to use this to adhere the photos and momentos into the journal.
Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Camera: This easy to use camera will have your kids snapping away at everything around them. The photos eject immediately after taking them and are ready to view within a minute or two. They are wallet size prints that will be perfect to tape into their journals to document the adventures.
Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Camera Film Refills: Depending on the length of your trip I recommend packing lots of film refills. Your Kid’s Travel Journal Kit will be able to hold 1 additional refill. If you remove from the packaging you might be able to fit two into your kit.