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Bright Stripes Activities for Car Travel with Kids

by Debra Bokur

Sep 6, 2023

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Does your road trip crew include young kids? We’ve been there, too, and know keeping everyone busy and entertained makes those long stretches of interstate much more peaceful.


To the rescue: Bright Stripes Activities, created by Sabre Mrkva and Eric von Stein, who worked in the realm of product development for a combined 25-plus years. Now available on Amazon, Bright Stripes are a selection of easily transportable, lightweight activities that are equally at home in the car or RV — and some are even appropriate for flights and train journeys.



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Here’s what to bring along on your next adventure:


Let’s Craft Magic Reveal Discovery Mat (ages 3 and up): This fold-up, fold-out mat measures 28 x 18.6 inches and has a carrying handle. Roll it out in your hotel room, tent or RV. Detailed, colorful drawings are revealed when your kids dampen and use the provided sponge roller and brush pens to move across the town center, farmyard, carnival and fire station.


iHeartArt Jr Art on the Go! (ages 3–5): Available in Safari Collage or Dotty Ocean, this portable art studio comes with eight bright, chunky crayons; 24 activity pages; 26 blank drawing pages; and a collection of sticky papers so your kids can customize and decorate their creations. Safari Collage features adorable monkeys, elephants, giraffes and other wild critters to color. The art pad is designed with space to store crayons, so everything is contained and easily within reach.


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Puffy Sticker 3D Playhouses: These are magical, expandable fold-out “houses” with free-standing foam characters. The stickers are reusable — just wipe them off and play again. Themes include Unicorn Palace, Mushroom Cottage and Around the Barn. Each playhouse measures 8×8 inches and comes with more than 100 moveable, reusable puffy stickers that can be mixed and matched to create an endless collection of stories.



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Flower Fairy Tin Tea Set and Swan Princess Tin Tea Set: In its own themed carry case, each comes with a set of four teacups, saucers and plates, as well as a teapot with lid and tray. The Flower Fairy option also includes four paper fairy tiaras, while the Swan Princess set includes four paper flower crowns.


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