At-Home Activities for Teens

Bored this summer? Shake things up with one of these activities that you can do at home!

This summer, we will be featuring a different activity each week that you can complete at home. From crafts, to science activities, to planting seeds, check out these activities to keep you busy. 

Plant a seed!

Now is the perfect time to grow something! Pick up a seed kit starting 6/11 at ACPL on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10AM-2PM while supplies last.

Follow these directions or the directions on your seed packet.

The Laramie Garden Club also has a guide for starting seeds indoors or check out a book on gardening from the library.

An image of a lizard made from beads in an aloe plant.Bead Lizards

Join us for a fun, retro bead craft! Pick up a kit with materials starting 6/18 at ACPL on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10AM-2PM while supplies last.


Instructions on how to make these Red, White, and Blue Cascarones.

A Japanese woodcut depicting a village surrounded by bamboo trees. Various decorations hang from the treesThis week we’re making Tanzuku and other paper crafts to celebrate the Japanese festival of Tanabata. Pick up a kit from the library or at our Farmer’s Market booth.


An image of a plastic charm with a drawing of a robot, a rough sketch of that robot in pencil, and 5 colored pencilsJoin us in making miniature trinkets with Shrinky Dinks!


An image of green earbuds wrapped with pink, white and green string in a spiral knot pattern.

Make your own tangle-free headphones with embroidery floss or string!

Instructions here.

An image of two white teacups from above. One tea cup is filled with a bright blue colored tea and the other with a deep purple colored tea.Instructions here.

An image of the night sky with lots of stars and three silhouetted trees in the foregroundGo outside and see the stars!

Instructions here.

An image of a multi color striped friendship bracelet made out of string.Make one for yourself or for a friend!

Instructions here.

A gif of a small lightsaber made of a straw. The light is turning on and off. Experiment with electric circuits with this week’s kit! Instructions here.

An image of a chocolate cake made in a mug. Make some tasty single-serving desserts that bake in minutes! Instructions here.

The sky is the limit! Pick up a kit to paint a universe onto a journal. Instructions here.