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Activity Travel Tray Craft

How to Creatively Recycle a Cookie Sheet


Activity Travel Tray Craft

Activity Travel Tray Craft

Sherri Osborn
Find out how to recycle an old cookie sheet into a fun activity tray. This makes a great gift for kids of all ages and is a great way to help kids pass time while in a car for an extended period of time.

  • Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 10 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

  • Large, Metal Cookie Sheet
  • White Con-Tact Paper
  • Chalkboard Con-Tact Paper or Chalkboard Paint
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Chalk
  • Small Piece of Cloth
  • Large Envelope (at least 6" x 9")
  • Scissors

Cut a piece of each kind of Con-Tact paper to cover a side of the cookie sheet. Cover one side of the cookie sheet with the white Con-Tact paper. Cover the other side with the chalkboard Con-Tact paper or paint it with chalkboard paint. Place the dry erase markers, piece of cloth (a small washcloth works perfectly), and chalk in the envelope.

You can use the dry erase markers on the white side of the cookie sheet, and the chalk on the chalkboard side of the cookie sheet. Keep your cloth handy to wipe them clean. The tray can also be used as a surface to play cards and other games. Some cookie sheets also make a great surface to play with magnetic alphabet letters, magnetic poetry, and other magnets. Test how well a magnet sticks first.

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