Another mess free activity for kids ages 4-17 are the Crayola Color Wonder Mess Free books. They have the travel art desk that comes with a carrying case to keep all the items in one place. The markers only work on the Color Wonder paper, and the kids can choose what colors for their pictures. They have all the favorite characters from kids shows, classic characters, and simple pretty patterns to color. The colors last a long time, usually 3-4 road trips for us, and there is no stress of marker ending up all over your car or your kids.