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Road Trip Hacks: Make This Easy DIY Tablet Holder For Long Car Rides!

This easy DIY tablet holder for the car headrest is the perfect back seat mount for long road trips. This is a great road trip hack and a fun way to keep the kids entertained on long car rides!

This easy DIY tablet holder for the car headrest is the perfect back seat mount for long road trips

Tablet holder for your car

Summer is the time for family, and that includes vacation! We love a good family road trip, and there are tons of places to visit within driving distance here in Southern California. We have taken trips to Solvang, Palm Springs, Pismo Beach, and Camarillo, CA, and the kids always want to visit more places. When the “are we there yet?” question has been asked for the 1,000th time, I knew that we needed something to keep the kids busy on our next road trip!

Family road trip, kids in the back seat of the car

Car tablet mount ideas

Before a road trip, I always make sure that I get an oil change, check the tire pressure, and make sure that all fluids are topped off before we go. Long trips in the car can lead to whines from the kids and discomfort for the adults, so I definitely cannot forget about the snacks and activities for the kids in the back seat! Make this easy DIY tablet holder for the car headrest for effortless entertainment while on your next road trip.

Driving the 2018 VW Atlas in Boerne, Texas

Road Trip Hacks: Make This Easy DIY Tablet Holder

Materials needed:

Materials needed to make a DIY car tablet mount ideas for car headrest

Step 1: Gather materials for your backseat tablet mount

When I tell you that this is an easy DIY tablet holder to make, I am not kidding! Get a sturdy pencil pouch with a clear plastic cover and pre-punched holes for 3-ring binders. Make sure it’s nice and large, and that the clear window is big enough to show your tablet’s whole screen.

Road trip hacks - Making an easy DIY tablet holder for the car back seat

Step 2: Add ribbon ties to DIY tablet car mount

Measure and cut two long pieces of ribbon for the two outer holes. Tie each one into a double knot, leaving plenty of ribbon left on each side for tying. Attach to the back of the headrest by tying bows on each side. That’s it! You can open and close the zipper pouch at the bottom to easily remove the tablet when needed, and un-tie the bows to detach the DIY tablet holder when not in use.

Entertain the kids on road trips with this easy DIY tablet holder for the backseat

Road trip hacks - kids using their DIY headrest tablet holders for the car headrest

We hope you love our DIY headrest tablet holder ideas

I hope you love this DIY tablet holder for the car headrest, it is one of our favorite fun road trip hacks! This could also be useful as a DIY phone holder for the car backseat. Now, all you have to do is plug in a pair of headphones so that each child can watch something different without distraction. A quiet trip and peace of mind for parents is so necessary for our sanity!

Enjoy your road trip!

Prepare for your next family road trip ahead of time with plenty of snacks, games, activities, and other things to keep the kids entertained on long car rides. Your vehicle should be in top shape, too, so don’t forget about servicing it before you hit the road. Whether you need an oil change, tires, or other car services, Firestone Complete Auto Care has what you need to get your car ready for your next family road trip! Safety is key, and the last thing you need is a bump in the road to put a damper on your vacation.

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Road Trip Hacks- Make This Easy DIY Tablet Holder for the Car Head Rest, Perfect For Long Car Rides!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Firestone Complete Auto Care. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  • Can the touchscreen be utilized through the clear plastic on the pencil case or does the tablet have to be taken out to use? My son gets carsick watching a tablet when it’s sitting in his lap, I think this would solve that!

    • We weren’t able to use it through the plastic, but we used it for watching movies, so the screen didn’t really need to be touched. If the kids wanted to play games, they would have to take the tablet out.

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