Portable Dry Erase Drawing Kit

Make a Portable Dry Erase Drawing Kit for Kids using a Thirty One Beauty Bag!

My boys love the DIY Coloring Book we made earlier this week and they are always asking to play with it! We had a doctor's appointment and they wanted to take it along, but it's a little big and cumbersome for travel. I decided we needed a portable solution that will let them draw and color when we are away from home. I made this kit from a Thirty One Beauty Bag and it is the best thing to take when we need a quiet, screen free activity on the go!

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Our portable dry erase drawing kit is made from a Timeless Beauty Bag, and it took just a couple of minutes to put together. 

There are 2 large PVC pockets on either end. I cut a piece of card stock (paper is fine too, I prefer card stock to give it a little strength) to fit - 6.5 inches by 9.5 inches - and slipped it inside each pocket.  You can also use pages from a favorite coloring book or printable coloring pages. You can find links to over 100 free printable pages here.

In the center, there is a small pocket which is a perfect fit for dry erase crayons.  

There are also elastic loops which hold our markers. I included a small marker with an eraser tip too (though my kids love to erase with their hands, which is why I buy the washable dry erase markers).

Now they are ready to color! The dry erase markers and crayons work perfectly on the PVC windows, so they can draw, erase, and start again.

And the best part, it folds neatly and snaps shut to make it easy to carry and travel. We take it to doctor appointments, restaurants, anywhere that we need some quiet, screen free entertainment. We even use it at home for quiet time!


  1. What a brilliant idea! Thanks so much for the post. Sharing and pinning. :)

  2. What a great idea. This will come in handy for our first airplane ride with the kiddos next month....eek!

    Need all the great ideas I can get!

    Stopping by from the Link and Learn blog hop.


  3. What a great idea, so portable and fun. #Parenting-pin-it-party

  4. Popping over from Motivation Monday =) What a great idea! My nephew is always looking for dry erase boards. He'll be thrilled I found an on the go solution! Be sure to share your crafts & DIYs at Two Uses Tuesday (Mon 11pm EST to Fri 11pm EST, but its a month long in February) over at Sarah Celebrates if you don't already!

  5. What a wonderful idea! My son is loving his dry erase board and markers, and to have a way to travel with it would be awesome. Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. Great Idea! And this post got the most clicks this week at the Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop so it will be featured on Monday! Congrats!

    1. Wow, thank you! I love your blog hop and will definitely check it out!

  7. I LOVE Thirty One and we actually have the timeless beauty bag and I use it as a car organizer for the kids. The handle fits perfectly over the head rest and holds my kids ipads. They use to just throw their ipads on the floor (not good) but this has helped solve that problem. I love your idea and will definitely be giving it a try!

  8. That's a great idea for creating a portable activity! Thanks for linking up at Motivational Monday! Hope you will link up again tonight!

  9. Thanks for allowing me to share your post in my traveling with kids roundup. It will go live November 12th!


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