Craft: 35+ Summer Boredom Buster Ideas For Kids

Summer Boredom Busters for Kids

“Mom! I’m BORED!” I’m not sure if there are words that make a Mom cringe more than “I’m bored.” Because as much as we look forward to summer and all that it entails (no homework, relaxing together as a family, making memories, long summer nights), I’m bored leads to fighting, crying and a slight yearning for school. And that’s usually by the second day, ha! But not to worry! As a pre-summer treat, we’ve come up with over 30 ideas to keep your kiddos entertained this summer. With so much fun stuff to try, your kiddos won’t have time to be bored. And you won’t lose your sanity the first day!

Homemade Ocean Play Dough by See Vanessa Craft

Sponge Targets by Busy Toddler

Tie Dye T-Shirts To Make With Kids by Living Naturally With Kids

Inspiring Kids To Connect With Nature by Baby Animal Prints 

Decorating Bird Houses by Organized Island

Sponge Water Toss Game by See Vanessa Craft

Sponge Toss Water Game

Heat Wave Science Magic For Kids: Make Crayons by Mama Smiles

Ice Cream Craft With Cotton Pads And Fork Painted Cones by Non-Toy Gifts

Fun Felt DIY Magnetic Fish Game For Kids by Natural Beach Living

Painted Bored Jar by See Vanessa Craft

Fun Summer Ideas For Kids by Thimble & Twig

Straw Rockets by Buggy And Buddy 

Straw Rockets

How To Make A Giant Floor Maze For Kids by Craftivity Designs 

How To Tie-Dye Using Ice by See Lindsay 

Mermaid Towel Tail by See Vanessa Craft

Screen Free Quiet Time Ideas That Encourage Independent Play by What’s Up Fagans

Tips For Making A Summer Bucket List For Your Family by Atlanta’s Frugal Mom

Dino Dig Magic Sand Recipe by See Vanessa Craft

Magic Moon Sand Recipe

Water Sensory Play With Colored Ice by Glue Sticks And Gumdrops 

Summer Sensory Play Ideas For Kids With Ice And Water by Two Kids And A Coupon

Sequined Milk Jug Bird Feeder by Juggling Act Mama

Pretend Play Ice Cream by See Vanessa Craft

Lego Challenge Math Activity by Buggy And Buddy

Paint Filled Eggs Canvas Painting by See Vanessa Craft

Egg Painting Blue Man Group 2 copy

Summer Activity Box by A Pumpkin And A Princess

Art For Kids: Cardboard Canvas by Mama Smiles

Summer Popsicle Party by See Vanessa Craft

Paper Plate Boat Craft by Non-Toy Gifts

Under The Sea Jello Sensory Adventure by Natural Beach Living

How To Help Your Kids Have A Lemonade Stand by Two Kids And A Coupon

diy-chalk

Easy DIY Chalk Paint by Busy Toddler

Printable Play Mats And Tabletop Play Kit by Craftivity Designs 

DIY Bubble Wands by See Vanessa Craft

How To Encourage Imaginative Play In Your Child by What’s Up Fagans

DIY Chalk Paint by Juggling Act Mama

Pool Noodle Boat Racing by See Vanessa Craft

Office Depot Game4 copy

Now it’s your turn to help a Mama out! What are some of your favorite sanity savers for the summer?


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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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