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Dad's Car Travel Kit


A box full of tools for the road is a useful gift for fathers who travel a lot. Use a sturdy cardboard box that will fit under a car seat.


  • Cardboard box
  • Self-adhesive Velcro
  • Tire gauge
  • Flashlight
  • Swiss Army knife
  • Compass
  • Maps
  • Pencil
  • Notebook


  1. Step 1

    Cut self-adhesive Velcro into small pieces and attach to a tire gauge, flashlight, Swiss Army knife, compass, and other useful tools.

  2. Step 2

    Adhere the matching Velcro pieces to the inside of the box top to hold the tools in place.

  3. Step 3

    Fill the box with other travel necessities: maps, a pencil, and a notebook for jotting down directions, all neatly rubber-banded together.

  4. Step 4

    A hand-printed card on the front of the box states clearly what's inside: "Dad's Travel Kit."

Martha Stewart Living, June 1999