Making a Child's Travel Buddy

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March 1, 2019

Child's Travel Buddy - finished bear in a travel caseThis project I made with my grandchild and other small children in mind. It can be put together using a suit case, makeup case, or caboodle caddy. This a convenient carrier and play toy that can be used as a carry on, on a plane, or when traveling by car. Your child's favorite toy(s) are easily tucked away for travel and clean up.


Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 1


  • travel case
  • fabric
  • craft paints
  • glue gun
  • scissors
  • Teddy bear
  • foam cushion (optional)
Child's Travel Buddy - case
Child's Travel Buddy - bottle of paint and palette


  1. Paint the inside of your case, allow to dry.
  2. Child's Travel Buddy - paint the inside of the case
  3. Cut foam to size using you case as a template. This will be placed in the lid of my bag, making a comfy mattress that will be wrapped in fabric and hot glued together.
  4. Child's Travel Buddy - mark the foam for cutting
    Child's Travel Buddy - cut the foam
  5. Using a separate piece of fabric, loosely make a pocket using (1/2 piece of fabric) long enough to tuck underneath your foam cover. Hot glue the sides, base, and bottom to the lid of your case.
  6. Child's Travel Buddy - fabric used
    Child's Travel Buddy - cut fabric for pocket

  7. To make sure there is a enough room in the pocket. Pre-place your teddy for room.
  8. For extra detail a window scene was painted and fabric curtains hot glued in place.
  9. Child's Travel Buddy - paint on a window scene and add curtains
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March 3, 20190 found this helpful

Great idea!! I especially like this for little kids too young to be captivated by an electronic device (Are there any left? )!

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March 3, 20190 found this helpful

Thanks so much!

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March 4, 20190 found this helpful

This is super cute, thanks for sharing :)

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March 4, 20190 found this helpful

Your Welcome!

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