Have the kids unplug and get their craft on with these 3 Awesome Boredom Buster Crafts.
If You have children then you’ve heard ‘I’m Bored’ especially during school break and bad weather days.
You can make them with ingredients I’m sure you already have and they are all natural and non-toxic.
Not only are these crafts boredom busters, but they are also good for your children.
Working with playdough, slime and fingerpaint helps your child be creative, develops hand-eye coordination, and gives them the opportunity to be creative and learn about texture.
DIY crafts help your children learn independence and empowers them to create their own fun instead or relying on store-bought toys.
All three of our awesome boredom buster crafts make great party gifts and even class projects.
#1 Boredom Buster: Herbal Fingerpaint
You would be amazed at all the fun things you can make with your kids with ingredients you have right in your kitchen.
This DIY Herbal Fingerpaint only uses three ingredients and you can make it in less than 5 mins. Your kids will get a kick out of making their own paint.
This recipe is non-toxic, all natural and eco-friendly.
- 4 Tbsp Cane Sugar
- 1/2 Cup of Arrowroot Powder or Corn Starch
- 2 Cups Cold Water
- Various herb powders or natural food color
- Essential Oils *** optional
#2 Boredom Buster: Easy Herbal Playdough
We all have fond memories of playing with playdough as a child, so many amazing things you can create.
Give us a can of playdough and a newspaper and we would be busy for hours.
Herbal Playdough Ingredients
- 1 & 3/4 Cup Flour
- 1/4 Cup Salt
- 2 Tbsp Cooking Oil
- 3 tsp White Vinegar
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 6 Drops Food Color
- 10 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
#3 Boredom Buster- Herbal Slime
Have you ever made play-dough as a kid? Remember how fun it was? Well now slime is the new play-dough and equally fun for kids to play with.
Kids love ooey gooey slime that also doubles as a gas noise maker when pressed into a plastic container.
Herbal Pumpkin Slime Ingredients
- 1 Bottle of Elmer’s Glue 4-6 oz
- 1 Cup Hot Water
- 1/2 Cup Cold Water
- 1/2 Tsp Borax
- 1/4 tsp of Pumpkin Spice (more if you like a stronger smell)
- 1/2 Tsp Turmeric
More Boredom Buster Ideas
Living on a farm, kids around here know better than to say ‘I’m bored”. They’ll typically be given a list of farm chores vs fun crafts to do.
Nonetheless, we still have some creative ideas for those rate times they are board.
- Scavenger hunt.
- Board games.
- Indoor camping (outside if it’s nice).
- Make a book with illustrations.
- Have a picnic.
- Have a movie night with popcorn and snacks.
- Make inside forts using the furniture.
- Make puppets with brown paper bags and out on a puppet show.
- Put a puzzle together.
What kind things does your family do to fight boredom?