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Crafts on the Go: 10 Road Trip Activities for Kids

It’s prime Spring Break time so we know many of you are hitting the road on vacation with children in tow. No matter how many snacks you pack, you’re bound to hear an “are we there yet?” or two before you reach your destination. Keep kiddos creative and busy with these fun and mess-free road trip activities.

1. Felt Tic Tac Toe

Felt Tic Tac Toe

This tic-tac-toe board is not only fun to play, but it folds up into a handy pouch for easy traveling!

2. Travel Memory Game

Matching Game

Flex your children’s memory skills with a foam shape matching game.

3. Lap DeskLap Desk

The lap desk is a game changer when it comes to on-the-go activities. Store your books, crayons and other supplies inside the lap desk. Pro Mom Tip: pack a few dry erase markers for your kids to scribble on the outside of the tote and clean with a baby wipe for reusable fun!

4. Fishing Game

Fishing Game

The classic magnetic fishing game can be fun while riding in the car!

5. Felt Picnic

Felt Picnic

Encourage make believe play with a felt picnic. Have your kids describe what type of foods they would pack on their picnic adventure.

6. Paper Puppet Show

Dory Puppets

Print and cut out your puppet shapes in advance so your children can color them on your road trip. You’ll have a rear-view mirror puppet show before you know it!

7. Dino Matching GameDino Matching Game

Matching games are always fun, especially when they involve colorful dinosaurs.

8. Counting Abacuscounting abacus

Sneak in some learning with a colorful bead counting abacus that’s easy to make!

9. Crayola® Dry Erase Fold & Go Travel Pack

crayola dry erase travel pack

We love this Crayola dry erase travel pack. It comes with everything you need for hours of coloring fun on-the-go!

10. Morph


Morph is a super light, super fun sensory sensation.  It shapes, it builds, it bounces, it even floats!

How do you keep your kids busy on long car rides? Let us know in the comments below!

Let’s Go on a Summer Crafting Road Trip

We’ll begin our journey with a trip to the Beach & Boardwalk with coastal crafts and trendy nautical décor pieces that bring the Beach & Boardwalk into your home. What better way to bring the beach with you than a shadow box full of seaside memories.

Beach House Memories Shadow Box

Give nautical knots a try and bring the beach into your wardrobe with a Monkey Fist Knotted Necklace

Monkey Fist Knotted Necklace

Our next stop is at the Lake with fun summer crafts to help create the perfect picnic. Learn how to take basic fruits and vegetables to craft a hand stamped picnic blanket or crochet yourself a nautical tote to carry all of your picnic supplies and lake necessities.

Stamped Picnic Blanket

Nautical Crochet Tote

Then it’s off to the County Fair with festive décor and sweet treats. Learn how to get your jam jars blue ribbon ready with elegant Jam Jar Labels designed by Lia Griffith. You’re sure to bring home the prize with these vintage inspired labels.

Jam Jar Labels

And if you don’t win that blue ribbon you can still take home some festive décor with our winning ribbon inspired Pinwheel Wreath.

Pinwheel Wreath

Next we will take a walk down Main Street with small town crafts that leave big impressions. Carry all of your supplies in a trendy Monogram Travel Tote.

Monogram Travel Tote

Later you can enjoy the sweet sounds of summer on your porch or patio with a fun DIY Wind Chime.

DIY Wind Chime

Now we’ll kick it up a notch with a trip to the Art Festival filled with colorful crafts and one-of-a-kind pieces that will bring out the artist in you. Try your hand with sculptural art and craft some colorful Clay Jewelry Holders with unique prints and patterns throughout.

Clay Jewelry Holders

Give your journal an artsy cover with watered down paints and an inspirational saying. Journal Cover Art

An easy transition from festival to festival, we will continue our summer crafting journey at a popular Music Festival with boho-chic crafts and colorful fabrics. You’ll fit right in with a bohemian inspired leather tassel necklace that’s perfect for beginners. Add some beads in the color of your choice to brighten up your trendy new necklace.

Pair up your necklace with a fun Wrap Bracelet crafted with turquoise ribbon and antique gold chain accents.

Turquoise Wrap Bracelet

Our final stop on our crafting road trip is to a Flea Market where you can find vintage, one-of-a-kind pieces perfect for upcycling and making your own. Learn how to refinish a vintage mirror and transform old wooden candle holders into a bright new decor pieces with some glossy paint from Michaels.

Refinished MirrorUpcycled Candle Holders

Now that our road trip is finished you can sit back and enjoy all of your new crafty pieces. We hope you enjoyed your journey and that you will join us again next year.