These supplies will make the miles whiz by. And with no loose or loud parts, they’ll help adult passengers retain their sanity.
Make-your-own “road diary.” Include a map of your route, a checklist of sights to spot along the way, paper and a pencil secured to a clipboard, and a manila envelope for collecting bits like postcards.
Crayola Model Magic. It’s postmodern Play-Doh: a spongy substance that dries in 24 hours and doesn’t stick to clothing—or car or airplane seats.
Make-a-Plate Kit. Serve her saltines on a special plate personalized with get-well wishes. Inscribe the dishwasher-safe dish, then mail it back to the company to set the design. To buy: $18, makitonline.com.
Magnetic Mosaics. She can arrange the magnetic tiles into a chicken pox–covered self-portrait—and move her masterpiece from bed to floor and back again without spillage.