Summer is officially here and schools are out for summer break. Which more than likely means your kids are sitting at home telling you about how bored they are. If you’re anything like me you’re scrambling to find ways to keep them entertained so you can get everything on your To Do list done and maintain a little bit of sanity.
Time to find some summer boredom busters to keep the kids busy!! I’ve rounded up 15 fun and inexpensive DIY summer boredom busters that are not only easy to do but will keep your kids entertained for hours!!!
15 DIY Summer Boredom Busters
Mom on the Sides Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt is a fun activity to take with you on your next evening walk with the kids.
Make this Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder from Honey and Lime for the birds in your neighborhood. It’s also a great way for your kids to learn about the different types of birds that live around them.
Your kids can make DIY Water Bombs from We’re Bright At Home out of just kitchen sponges and rubber bands! Then they burn off all their energy with a water bomb fight in the backyard!!!
Fun Money Mom has an awesome tutorial on how to make an adorable Sea Shell Turtle out of shells your kids find on their next trip to the beach.
Send your kids out into the yard to find interesting shaped rocks to turn into these Troll Painted Rocks from Our Crafty Mom.
Looking for an activity for a birthday party or sleepover? 356 Days of Crafts walks you through how to make Sand Art Necklace for a crowd!
These cute Rainbow Maracas Using Plastic Spoons from Art Craft and Fun are not only a fun craft to make but they let your kid get in touch with their musical side.
Who doesn’t love a good science experiment? The Diet Coke and Mentos Experiment from Glue Sticks and Gum Drops is an explosively fun outdoor activity.
Check out Theresa’s Reviews Outdoor Summer Fun Ideas with Crayola for some new ideas and cool ways to make sidewalk chalk more exciting.
Salt Painting from One Crazy Mom is a fun and creative way to pass the time inside when it’s too hot for the kids to get outside and play.
Honey and Lime’s Magic Moon Sand is an awesome sensory activity for kids who don’t like the feeling of slimy sensory activities. Best of all they can play with it outside on the porch with it to make for easy cleanup!
Looking for a fun way to keep your kids cool during the summer heat? This DIY Sprinkler and Splash Pad from Paper Heart Family is a really easy DIY project that will have your kids splashing outside all afternoon.
Have your kids discovered those instant fill water balloon sets? If so I’m sure you have a ton of those plastic straws left over. Don’t throw them away! Life Coming Alive has a great tutorial on how you can use them for Water Balloon Painting!!
Use inexpensive rain gutters and road tap to make these Rain Gutter Roadster Racers Tracks from Gluesticks.
Try a new twist on making slime with these Slime with PomPoms from Meraki Mother.
I hope you enjoyed these 15 summer boredom busters! What are your favorite DIY activities to do with kids during the summer to keep them busy? I would love to hear about them in the comments below!!!
If you’re looking for more ways to keep your kids entertained this summer then check out these 9 DIY Summer Themed Sensory Bins for Toddlers and Preschoolers !!