It is a bit of a circus to travel internationally with young kids. Since 24+ hours of travel time feels long to adults, it feels like forever to little kids. There are extra carryons everywhere and none of the devices seem to keep their charge and every meal is far longer and more complicated than necessary (both the ones on the plane and the ones during layovers). And the passport juggling, oh the passport juggling (coming to Saipan carries the added bonus of an extra trip through customs).
So as a Father’s Day gift, I thought I’d make Adam something extra useful for our circus of travel- passport covers!
Next time we go through customs three times in one day, our resident travel-document-carrier (aka- Adam) will be able to easily match the person to the passport without flipping and fumbling.
To make one of these no-sew gems, cut a rectangle of leather that leaves a slim perimeter of leather on the top and bottom edges and leaves an inch or two on each side for a flap. With a passport open, mark each corner. Pipe a very thin line of hot glue on the top and bottom corners of the leather, almost meeting the mark (leave a little space for slack). Press down and let the glue set up. Repeat on the other side to make the other flap. Tuck the front and back cover of the passport into the flaps and your no-sew passport cover is ready to be given as a Father’s Day gift!
Wouldn’t this also make a great Christmas present for the world traveler on your list?