Top 10 Restaurant Distractions!


Making kids sit for hours at a restaurant after they have eaten while you enjoy the rest of your wine is difficult to say the least! Instead of bringing the same old crayons in a plastic bag, surprise them with fun, practical yet affordable distractions!

Since both our families love dining out, we have become the crafty experts in small spaces! The trick is to provide them with something they can do on their own (so you can have some adult time with your partner) so they can enjoy going out again and again and again!

To cut restaurant boredom without giving in to iPhones or DS…

1) Practical yet chic artist set by kicokids

2) An original 1960’s design of the Etch-a-sketch – classic! Try not grabbing it from your kid now…

3) These temporary tattoos are lasting fun! They can apply them easily and discreetly at the restaurant and then spend the rest of the time role playing with them. My kids aboslutely adore these! They come in fun animal or monster versions…

4) Remember the cut our doll sets that you had as a child? Well, as all things, they too received a boost and now come as a magnetic set in these cool tin boxes!

5) Mix-and-match to make your own fun characters, then color them in as you see fit. Fun & laughter guaranteed from this Flip & Draw coloring book!

6) Fun and simple origami face kits (or animal, plane kits) that will be a treat for 4-6 year olds!

7) Scribble it postcards are cute, fun and you can actually do something with them after (send them off to grandma’s who will love the thought!). There are 30 postcards included in a set with each one depicting a cute picture and saying that your kid completes.

8) Cute little cards that kids can lace string through them – keeps them occupied and busy! Keeps you happy! Try these beautiful fairy lacing cards for little girls.

9) Older boys will love these flip decks! They come in Star Wars or Super Heroes versions and include all sorts of {interesting} data!

10) Older kids love magic and these cards, written by a professional magician, shares all the mystical tricks! Most are tricks that can be done at the table with limited space, time or tools needed!

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