I have to set the record straight. For any of you that thought I was so amazingly creative for thinking up my sons Dinosaur Land, I really wasn't. I borrowed the idea from my DAD, he is the genius behind the suitcase play-land.
When I was little he created two suitcase play-lands for us kids. I wanted to share them with you to give you some more ideas of what can be done. WARNING these suitcases are really old. They've had over 25 YEARS of wear and tear. Pieces are missing, wallpaper is coming down and they are falling apart. Just envision what they once were.
The first was built for our Cowboys and Indians. We had action figures of the Lone Ranger and such.
This was the cowboys side.
Of course they needed a jail.
The boarding house.
The country store.
I always loved the bank with a "real" safe.
This was the Indians side. My mom made little tepees and the corral used to have a fence around it.
The second suitcase was our zoo.
I don't know why but I alway loved that it had a bathroom.
It would probably look better with some animals in it, but you get the idea.
Here are a few of the suitcases readers sent me.
Emily from The dabbler made THIS one.
Ree from Boys and Joys made THIS fairy princess version after making a dino land.
This one was made by Melissa at Those Alaskan Girls.
Someone asked where I got my suitcase. I got mine at the local thrift store. I don't know if they always have them, but I only had to go to one store.