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Banish Boredom With These DIY Arts And Crafts Activities For Your Kiddos

Banish Boredom With These DIY Arts And Crafts Activities For Your Kiddos

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Aug. 25 2022, Published 5:06 p.m. ET

The phrase "I'm bored," coming out of our kids' mouths is slightly triggering. This means you're either about to spend a boatload of money going somewhere to entertain your little ones or you have to drop everything you planned on getting done in that hour and come up with something fun to pass the time. Because let's be real, no matter how many toys they have, no matter how many movies can be streamed, or how many books there are to be read, the boredom blues manage to kick in (typically at the worst times)

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If you need some help passing the time and keeping your kids busy, whether they're toddlers or teens and tweens, these DIY projects will be a blast.

Some of these can be done indoors while others can be done outdoors as well so there's no need to worry about the weather. Just gather together any crafty items you have in your home and get started.

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Friendship Bracelets

This DIY is no secret. Friendship bracelets are iconic and timeless. Grab your string and choose a pattern then get busy.

Pool Noodle Boats

When it's time to get rid of your pool noodles at the end of summer, give them a second chance at life with this easy DIY project.

  1. Cut the noodle into 2-inch pieces
  2. glue a straw to the top flat part
  3. add a sail with a piece of foam - poke the straw through the bottom and the top

Take the noodle boat into the tub for some bathtime fun or stage a race in the kiddie pool outside.

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Falling Leaves Snow Globe

Celebrate fall with these adorable snowglobes.

What you'll need:

  • Large Mason Jar
  • Glycerin
  • Fall Foil Leaf Confetti
  • Tree Branch (from your backyard)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Water

How To:

  1. make sure that your branch fits in the mason jar with the lid closed
  2. add a large drop of hot glue in the center of the mason jar lid and stand the tree branch in the glue. hold until dry
  3. glue a few leaves to the branch
  4. fill mason jar with water and then add the glycerin
  5. mix with a spoon and then add confetti to the jar
  6. swirl around with the spoon and if the confetti sinks to the bottom then add more glycerin (that's what makes the leaves fall slowly)
  7. place the tree branch carefully down in the water and twist the lid on very tight

Paper Chain Wall Hanging

Give your tweens a way to add their personality to their room with this fun craft.

What you'll need:

  • Card stock in sky blue, two shades of pink, medium blue, yellow, purple, and white
  • Paper trimmer
  • Hot glue gun
  • 17" x 1" dia. cardboard cylinder from a roll of wrapping paper
    • Thick jute rope
    • Scissors

    The "How to" is fairly detailed so click the link here for directions.

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    Color Scavenger Hunt

    Teach your little ones all about colors by sending them on a scavenger hunt with a sheet of colors, looking for household or outdoor items to match.

    Thumbprint Family Tree

    Teach your kids about their roots by creating a fun family tree using their fingerprints and some paint.

    What you'll need:

    • Paper- preferably on the thicker side
    • Ink pads
    • and of course, your family history
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