Get ready for fun crafts and a fun activity or two for kids of all ages. Younger kids and even older kids will love all of these easy craft ideas. These fun craft projects are sure to keep your child stimulated and get rid of their boredom!

25 boredom buster crafts for summer (text) - collage of 10 different crafts to do when your bored for kids including cup crafts, jewelry crafts, making your own fan, boat and puppets - Kids Activities Blog
Let’s do these arts and crafts to do when bored!

Crafts To Do When Bored

Have you been listening to the Mom, I’m bored in your house yet this summer? Looking for a unique way to keep the kids entertained? Need a few minutes to breathe?

Related: 50+ Fun Things To Do In The Summer and Best Homemade Bubble Recipe 

Check out this treasure trove of handpicked boredom buster crafts and activities that will keep young hands and minds busy and happy….. and not so bored! Most of this fab craft collection is made from everyday objects from around the house and the recycling bin so keep them in your arsenal for when the need arises! So grab your craft supplies and follow each simple tutorial to make fun crafts. Each of these crafts to do when your bored are an easy idea to complete and these fun kids crafts are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

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Fun Crafts For Kids To Beat Boredom

1. TP Tube Bracelets

Crafts to do when bored - toilet paper roll yarn wrapped bracelets shown one in blue and one in pink with large yarn needle
Let’s make bracelets today!

Yarn wrapping and weaving fun for kids. I can never get enough of simple toilet roll crafts, such a versatile every day material from MollyMooCrafts (link currently unavailable)

2. Summer Sand Art

Totally gorgeous popsicle stick and sand craft via Classic-Play

3. Homemade Bubble Recipe

Picture of a jar filled with a homemade bubble solution.
Let’s make homemade bubbles!

Fun to make and fun to play with. If you’ve got kids you’ll know oh too well that half the bubble mix always ends up in the grass!! so the most cost effective (and rewarding) option is to make your own bubble solution and you’ll never run out.
Check out our favorite bubble recipe!

4. Cardboard Ice Cream Cones

Craft placemat with two crayon drawings of orange dinosaurs with hearts between them.
Make these fun custom placemats!

A super fun and colorful art craft for the kids to do this summer. And the final results are downright adorable!
via ArtBar

5. Toilet Roll Octopus

Picture of three octopus crafts made from toilet paper rolls, wrapping paper, and ribbon.
Let’s make a toilet paper roll octopus!

So simple, so quick and so at hand! In less than 30 minutes your kids will have little Wiggles and Oggys of their own to play with via kidsactivitiesblog

6. Fancy Decorated Paper Hats

Paper crown that is bright red and gold, heart gemstones surround the rim.
Make an adorable paper crown!

A hands-down adorable project with video tutorial from Tiny Beans

7. Straw Sculptures

Diamond shaped straw sculpture made with plastic straws and tape.
Let’s make fun straw sculptures!

A really frugal and fun construction craft activity, inspired by Holly & Rachel’s 101 Activities Book See how to make on babbledabbledo

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8. DIY Yo Yo

2 craft yo-yo toys painted with flowers and dots - stacked on top of a pile of books.
So much fun to be had with this yo-yo!

This summer activity could keep a kid busy for hours! via Modge Podge Rocks

9. Hipster Toy Camera

Crafts to do when bored: Make a camera - finished cardboard camera craft shown on wood table
Let’s make this cute camera craft!

Cardboard and duck tape camera with a changeable digital photo display on the back via Hideous Dreadful Skinky

10. DIY Shoe Decorating

Crafts to do when bored - decorated white tennis shoes shown on child's feet
Let’s do shoe arts & crafts!

I dare you to find any child that wouldn’t love to be handed a pair of white shoes and be given the space to decorate them themselves!! via Childhood 101

11. Foam Cup Crafting

3 foam cups decorated to look like a yellow chicken, pink pig, and black and white cow with grass in his mouth.
Look at these fun foam cup crafts!

Make the cutest cow, chick and pig with just foam cups, paint and pipe cleaners.
The cutest boredom buster crafts from KidsActivitiesBlog

12. Dye Art Experimenting

Tie-dye bookmark colored with vibrant reds, oranges, and blues.
Let’s make a tie-dye bookmark!

Without the messy inks and stuff and four cool crafts to make with the art experiments including butterflies, bookmarks, cards and fairies of course!.
More crafting fun from KidsActivitiesBlog

13. Folding Popsicle Stick Fan

popsicle stick fan colored the rainbow.
Cool down with this fun popsicle stick fan craft!

Yes It really folds. Pretty neat, right?! via PinksStripeySocks

14. Paper Plate Minion Craft

Crafts to do when bored - Paper Plate Minion Craft
Let’s craft a Minion!

The best fun – you won’t hear the word “bored” for a while with these craft characters. See how easy it is to make a paper plate Minion craft!

15. Wine Cork Tic Tac Toe

Let’s make wine cork tic-tac-toe!

Based on kids favorite emoticons, a fun and quick craft and DIY take-along game for summer that will keep your kiddos engaged and entertained during the holidays, on long car journeys and long after the summer is over! via Skip To My Lou I love being able to reuse wine corns.

16. Summer Vacation Mobile

Invite the kids to draw pictures of the things they remembered most about their vacation and help them turn them into something special to hang in their rooms. via Classic-Play. What a fun diy project.

17. Toilet Roll Train Craft

Crafts to do when bored - Toilet Paper Roll Train Craft for Kids - Kids Activities Blog shown in pastel colors with white bottle cap wheels
Let’s make a train!

Fun to make and fun to play with – sure to keep little ones engaged and ‘choo choo’ing around the hours and garden. Make this awesome train craft out of toilet paper rolls.

18. Personalized Game Pieces

Kids will love these  personalized game pieces  so they can become the character in their own board games. via KidsActivitiesBlog

boredom buster crafts for summer - 3 fun crafts for kids like mobile, airplanes and custom board game pieces
Which craft are you going to do when bored?

19. Clothes Pin Pirate Doll Craft

I’ve never witnessed my daughter so engaged, bordering on fanatic, about a craft until she was making peg pirates! Check out all the fun making this simple pirate craft out of clothes pins.

20. DIY Wax Boats

Making boats is a classic summer craft for kids that spans so many ages! You just won’t believe where Housing A Forest scavenged the wax from!!

21. Tin Can Stilts – A Classic!

This project is a great way to upcycle a couple of tins that were destined for the recycle bin – oh what fun! via HappyHouligans

22. Easy Aluminum Foil Kids Project

All you need to do is get the simple supplies set-up, press play, and find something for YOU to do for 15-30 minutes while they create.
via LetsLassoTheMoon

boredom buster crafts for summer - fun crafts to do when your bored like these puppets, boats, steppers and art
What great crafts to do when bored!

23. Free Printable Sewing Cards

Easy Sewing Patterns for Little Beginners – will keep hands engaged for sure! download the set of three free printable sewing cards right here on KidsActivitiesBlog

24. Make Bracelets

The perfect quick and simple craft to try at home, summer camps, brownie groups and playdates is to make bracelets! We have some fun ones to try…

25. Papier Mache Butterfly

This beautiful craft requires only the simplest newspaper shape to which cardboard is glued before the painting fun starts. via KidsActivitiesBlog

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Looking for more easy crafts? We have them! Explore different colors, use up some of the stuff you got at the craft store like pom poms, piece of paper, watercolor paints, etc.

Which crafts did you try out to get rid of boredom? How did they turn out? Comment below and let us know, we’d love to hear from you!



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