It鈥檚 time to gear up for the spring and summer travel seasons, but that doesn鈥檛 mean you need to leave all of your DIY projects and creative activities at home! There are plenty of ways to create while you鈥檙e on the road 鈥 especially if you have a long flight or many hours in the passenger鈥檚 seat of a car as part of your itinerary. Keep reading for details on four projects that can travel right along with you. With one (or more) of these packed and ready to go (plus travel snacks, duh), you鈥檙e on your way to your best vacation yet!


1. Brit + Co Knit a Scarf ($20): Our new Knit a Scarf Kit is one of 10 super fun DIY projects now available for purchase at Target. This kit is perfect for beginners, especially because you鈥檒l receive a free B+C Class (Intro to Knitting, anyone?) when you buy it! Redeem your online class before takeoff so that you鈥檙e ready to bring your yarn and needles (yes, they are TSA approved to bring on board) with you on your travels. Knitting is an incredibly portable hobby, and by the time your trip is done, you鈥檒l have a beautiful scarf to show for your hard work!

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2. Uncommon Goods Design Your Own Headphones ($30): You know what鈥檚 even better than cranking up the tunes for a long flight? Cranking up the tunes for a long flight on headphones that you decorated! This DIY kit from Uncommon Goods includes markers, self-adhesive stencils, and paint (which you may want to leave home) to help you make your headphones one-of-a-kind. When you鈥檙e finished, all you have to do is plug and play!


3. DIY Flip Book: Imagine your favorite moments from your trip, captured forever in a form that allows you to relive them frame-by-frame. While you may not be able to bring all of the materials necessary to actually complete a DIY flip book along with you on your vacation, you can definitely find amazing subjects for this project on your travels and capture all of the photos you鈥檒l need. With all the images captured, you鈥檒l be ready to create the book when you get home. (Photo via Brit + Co)

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4. Adult Coloring Books: Coloring books designed specifically for grown ups were all the rage last year, and while they aren鈥檛 quite as trendy these days, that doesn鈥檛 mean they鈥檝e become any less fun! Grab that unfinished coloring book (like this Belly Kids Modern Lovers Coloring Book [$9]) and pack it in your carry-on. A long wait at the airport or a quiet flight is the perfect opportunity for you to finish filling in all of those pretty scenes, patterns, or even your fave celebs. An added bonus? Even with a pack of markers or colored pencils, this project will take up minimal space in your bag. (Photo via Belly Kids)

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