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13 Best Travel Crafts & Activity Books for Adults

Whether you have a long road trip ahead or want to keep your mind busy in the RV, here are the best travel crafts and activity books for adults.

Kids are not the only ones that entertainment when on the road. Adults need to stimulate their minds and creativity, too!

Doing crafts and activities is good for you, especially if you need to calm your nerves while riding shotgun. Many studies show the positive effects of occupying your mind (especially as you age!).

Or perhaps you want to pass the evenings at camp with more than a book or a movie. It’s always good to mix things up.

Whether you have hours to endure as a passenger or are passing the time at a campground, I’ve got something for you on this list. Here are 13 travel crafts, followed by the best activity books for adults…

7 Best Travel Crafts for Adults

Sure, books and movies are a go-to, but making something with your hands is very satisfying. If you like to keep your hands busy, then this first list will give you several great options, from crocheting to origami.

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1. Coopay 58-piece Crochet Kit

Do you like to crochet or want to learn how? This is the perfect set for traveling. 

It comes with many accessories, including five balls of yarn, crochet hooks, lace crochet needles, cable needles, and more.

It’s also great for arthritic hands since crochet hooks are ergonomically designed for comfort. 

2. DARN GOOD YARN 3 Cactus Crochet Kit

Do you already know how to crochet and are looking for something fun and different? This DARN GOOD YARN 3 cactus set is darling. 

It comes with everything needed to make three cute cactus plants in pots. 

The set includes yarn, crochet needles, and patterns. If you are a beginner or intermediate crocheter, you can easily complete this activity. 

3. Travel Paint Set with Easel

Do you love to paint? Or are inspired by Bob Ross’s declaration that everyone can paint? 

If so, then there is no better setting to paint than out in nature. You can even paint the scene you are sitting in!

This set is excellent for those that already love to paint or beginners hoping to get into the craft. 

It comes complete with everything you need to start, including:

  • 85-piece drawing set
  • Watercolors
  • Artist brushes
  • Oil pastels
  • Acrylic paint
  • Palette
  • Sketch pad
  • And more!

The travel kit has a patented design allowing the lid to transform into an easel. That way, you have everything you need, and it only takes up a small amount of space. 

Hey, it might even be fun to paint while you’re riding as a passenger! It’ll be an abstract of what driving the Natchez Trace “looks like”. 

4. 52 Sketch Prompt Book

Calling all sketch artists! This sketchbook provides 52 pages of ideas for you to sketch. 

This is perfect for any adult that loves to sketch but has trouble coming up with ideas of what to draw. 

It’s like journaling and drawing all in one.

5. Drawing and Sketching Set

If you want to bring those sketches to life, consider this 42-piece sketching kit. 

The best thing about it is that everything fits nicely in a travel case, making it simple to take along. 

This set comes with a drawing pad, graphite pencils, charcoal pencils, pastel pencils, blending paper stumps, etc. 

The zippered case keeps everything enclosed and secure, even when traveling far distances. 

6. Origami Extravaganza! Set

Here is an activity you might not have thought of! Or, maybe you love origami, in which case this is a great travel set. 

It comes with everything you need to do 38 origami projects. 

The set includes an origami book, 162 origami papers to complete the projects, and all the instructions needed. 

Origami is a great way to use your hands and keep your fine motor skills in check!

7. Amazing Origami Boxes

Do you like origami but want something a little different? Check this out!

This origami boxes book can show you 20 different original origami box designs that are all made from a single sheet of paper. 

This is not a set, so you need to purchase some origami paper separately. They also suggest buying different types of paper to vary your designs. 

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6 Best Activity Books for Adults

If you want a fun way to challenge your brain but aren’t into crafts, an activity book might be for you. 

I have included the following best adult activity, coloring, and sticker books!

8. Brain Games Sticker by Nature Book

Did you love sticker books as a kid? They have some fantastic adult versions too!

This book comes with everything you need to complete pictures using stickers. 

Each nature design is segmented into different spaces corresponding with a sticker. Place each one to complete a beautiful nature scene! 

It includes 40 different nature-themed images. 

9. Brain Games Sticker by Bible Book

If you like the idea of the adult sticker book, but want something faith-based, try this book. 

The Brain Games Bible sticker book features 28 images themed around the Bible. 

The great thing about this book is that it has different difficulty levels. Start with easier ones and work your way up!

10. The Fun and Relaxing Adult Activity Book

This activity book has it all! 

You can enjoy brain games, writing activities, puzzles, and coloring pages. 

The puzzle and brain games include word searches, find the differences, crosswords, sudoku, mazes, and trivia challenges. 

11. Adult Activity Books Coloring and Puzzles

Another excellent activity book for adults. It gives you the best of both worlds with brain-bending puzzles and stress-relieving coloring pages. 

Puzzles are a great way to keep your mind sharp and hone your critical thinking skills. 

12. Adult Activity Book: Word Search, Sudoku, Dot-to-Dot, and Coloring

If you complete the other two books and want more, do not worry! This book has puzzles, games and activities to keep you sharp. 

You can solve word scrambles, dot-to-dot, sudoku, word search, tic-tac-toe, dots and boxes, and even a USA map quiz. 

13. 100 Amazing Patterns: Adult Coloring Book

Coloring books for adults are very popular these days, and this is one of the neatest ones I’ve seen. It includes 100 unique images to color and also includes bonus content. 

Each image is on a single-sided page. So, you don’t have to worry about the coloring bleeding onto your other art. 

Do You Do Activity Books for Adults?

We’d love to what your ideas and recommendations for activity books for kids. Please share your thoughts in the comments below. 

New ebook from Mike and Jennifer Wendland – the Natchez Trace

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The Natchez Trace Parkway will capture your imagination, soothe your jangled travel nerves, open your mind and inspire you with the history that unfolded along its 444 miles.

Each of the 7 Days of the ebook has:

  • Suggested Mileposts to explore
  • Places to Eat in each area of the 7 sections
  • Campground descriptions and links
  • Links to all the special places and information
  • Links to videos that show more in detail
  • and a lot of highlighted information for each section

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a printed, hard copy guide.

Whether you want to follow the footsteps of explorers, discover natural beauty, or visit historic sites, the Trace has something to grab your attention and leave you eager to see what’s at the next milepost.

You can see why this is one of our favorite US routes to explore. We’ve traveled it a half dozen times!

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2022-05-20

Mike Wendland is an Emmy award-winning journalist, traveler, and producer of RV Podcast, the RV Lifestyle travel blog, and the RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube. Mike, traveling with his wife Jennifer and their Norwegian Elkhound, Bo, has vast experience and a great passion for exploring North America, previously working as a long-time NBC-TV News Channel Technology Correspondent and now sharing his love for the RV lifestyle with millions. Mike is not only an adept RV life enthusiast but also a skillful storyteller, bringing to his channels stories from the road that perfectly capture the magic and hardships of this lifestyle.

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