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50 Boredom Busters: Crafts & Activities for Hours of Summer Fun

Posted by  ·  June 13, 2016  ·  Last Updated: March 15, 2018

Summer break is here! You will want to have these summer craft ideas in your arsenal for every time you hear “Mom I’m Bored”!  Here are 50 kid tested and Mom approved boredom busters sure to create hours of summer fun! Be sure to bookmark this post because I will keep adding more fun summer crafts!
50 summer crafts and activities

Boredom Busters and Summer Crafts

  1. Go back in time and make can phones
  2. Get sewing with these beautiful printable sewing cards
  3. Have some ooey gooey fun with homemade slime
  4. Learn about science and let your kids think you are amazing by making some oobleck
  5. Make a summer journal covered with your child’s artwork
  6. Explore underwater with a DIY aqua scope
  7. Catch butterflies with a homemade butterfly net
  8. Have fun with a bubble blower
  9. Hold a backyard regatta with these clever juice box boats
  10. Make your own dazzling Kaleidoscope
  11. Paint it up with amazing homemade puffy paint
  12. Set your back yard a glow with beautiful tin can lanterns
  13. Strike up the band with your own homemade musical instruments
  14. Make friendship bracelets for all your friends
  15. Add a new pet to your family with this cute pet rock tutorial
  16. Tell your fortune with this printable fortune teller
  17. Make your beach towel super easy to carry to the pool by making it into a clever beach towel tote bag
  18. Make an entertaining yo yo balloon
  19. Make your own DIY Chia Pet
  20. Bring on the rain with a homemade rain stick
  21. Create a beautiful bracelet on your next nature walk
  22. Play with you food with this edible food paint
  23. Practice crochet and create a beautiful crochet mosaic
  24. Make smores on a stick
  25. Make your own scratch off paper –so cool!
  26. Make chalk paint to decorate side walks and patios
  27. Get creative and make your own Stepping Stones
  28. Personalize your own Yo Yo
  29. Keep in touch with friends with these homemade postcards
  30. Watch Brave and make a DIY bow and arrow
  31. Make your own beary cute softie with this printable
  32. Go on a adventure and keep your boys happy all summer with this duct tape bull whip
  33. Marbleize Paper with this recipe
  34. Plant some fun and create a flower pot person
  35. Go outside and play catch with this DIY bleach bottle catch game!
  36. Make your own fabric scrap dolls
  37. Decorate your flip flops with this duct tape flower
  38. Stamp out boredom and make your own homemade rubber stamps
  39. Have a water fight with these summer sponge bombs
  40. Sew a simple bookmark for your favorite book
  41. Get involved with nature with DIY Bird house
  42. Cool off with the best ice cream sandwich recipe
  43. Make bread in a bag
  44. Make ice cream in a bag
  45. Keep kids reading by read the book “Arnie The Doughnut” and then make felt donuts
  46. Make rock candy
  47. Guaranteed hours of fun make homemade playdough
  48. Create your very own creature!
  49. Do more than color make your own crayons in cool shapes for all sorts of fun
  50. Make your own Lemonade Stand

Don’t let the fun end here! How about these fun summer crafts and kids activities.

If you find it too hot or rainy to be outside these indoor crafts would entertain and engage little hands for hours!

So many fun crafts to do when you are bored!


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  2. Saturday, June 15th, 2013
    These are great ideas! Thank you so much :)
  3. Monday, June 10th, 2013
    These are really great ideas! Can't wait to try some of them with my niece. Thanks for the post!
  4. Kristen Dickinson
    Thursday, May 30th, 2013
    Thank you! This is the first summer I will be able to spend with my kids (5 &7) as I have recently retired from the Navy! I want this to be a summer to remember!! Thanks again!
  5. Thursday, May 30th, 2013
    What a great list! Definitely need to keep this so I have something to go to when my child and I need something to do together!