23 Exciting Crafts For Bored Kids

23 Exciting Crafts For Bored Kids

Tired of hearing “I’m bored!” with kids every time you turn around? If you’re looking for a couple of creative, kid friendly crafts that will keep them off of the television (and your back) for more than a few minutes, you might be interested in more than one of these crafts.

A little bit of creativity can go a long way when you’re out of ideas, so let us do a little bit of the process for you. Check out a couple of these.


Homemade Silly Putty – When your kids can’t seem to keep to stop touching whatever you’re working on, give them something else to keep their hands busy.

Nebula Jar

Nebula Jar – This remarkably cool jar is actually quite easy to make, and adds a lot of color to their room as a neat decoration.

Sock Bubbles

Bubble Snakes – If you’re in possession of too many stranded single socks, you might consider using one or two for these pretty fun bubble snakes.

Button Rings

Button Rings – A stylish way to eat up a little bit of time is to make some simple and fun jewelry! It also makes for a great way to use up some leftover sewing buttons.

Bug Rocks

Bug Rocks – Having a pet rock as been around for just about forever, but has lost none of the charm and appeal.

Pool Noodle Racetrack

Pool Noodle Racetrack – If you’re looking to make some awesome new tracks for your matchbox cars, splitting up a Pool Noodle for a downhill sprint can make for some pretty awesome courses.

Bored Jar

Bored Jar – If you need freedom from the constant pestering for fun ideas, you can take down some great outdoor activities or some of the ideas listed here and put them into a dedicated “I’m Bored” Jar.

Homemade Kids Paint

Homemade Paint – Many of these crafts (and so many more) call for paint, so what a better craft than making paint itself?

Bottle Bowling

Pop Bottle Bowling – If you’re looking for some good indoor or driveway entertainment, nothing beats a colorful game of bowling.


Popped Bubble Art

Popped Bubble Art – A fun and original art project can be popping some balloons filled with paint onto paper for some stylish paintings.



Horseshoes – Looking for some fun backyard sports a occupy a little bit more Summer time? Check out these horseshoe ideas.


Ring Toss

Ring Toss Game – If Horseshoes doesn’t sound quite like your kid’s cup of tea, a bottle toss is a great way to go. You can even set up prizes and points.



Sticky Sand Dough

Sticky Sand Dough – Can’t make it to the beach, and also can’t seem to hear the end of it? That doesn’t mean that you can’t do some fun indoor sand sculpting.


Glow in the Dark Bubbles

Glow-in-the-Dark Bubbles – For some nighttime indoor or outdoor fun before bed, these glow in the dark bubble can be a blast.


Bird Feeders

Bird Feeders – Making a few new bird feeders for the yard can be a great time sink, as well as a lot of fun to learn about birds themselves.


Marshmallow Shooters

Marshmallow Shooters – A food fight that cleans up easy? Sounds like a great time for both parents and kids.


Rain Sticks

Rain Sticks – If you’re looking to inspire a little inner music with kids, a Rain Stick can be a great place to start on how just about anything can be an instrument.


Paper Bag Superher

Paper Bag Superhero – Making an adventure with your own heroes is almost always better than watching or reading one. Put on a show!


Straw Building

Straw Building – For the inner architect that’s looking for something a little beyond Lincoln Logs, pick up a simple pack of bendy-straws and get to work!


Paper Plate Frisbee

Paper Plate Frisbees – 50% artistic blend of coloring and patterns, 50% high energy fun.


Straw Rockets

Straw Rockets – If anyone likes making straw wrappers fly, its kids. These neat add-ons can be done with anything that flies.


Pipe Cleaner Puppets

Pipe Cleaner Puppets – If there’s one easy way to get bored, its by having no one else around to spend time with. A simple enough problem to fix!

Wacky SacksWacky Sacks – Looking for something to do with that leftover sand from earlier? Repurpose it into making some goofy-looking faces.