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Kids Crafts Helps Boredom

Updated on January 11, 2010

Crafts For Kids

Kids Crafts for boredon free holidays.    Image taken from copyright 2010.
Kids Crafts for boredon free holidays. Image taken from copyright 2010.

Crafts For Kids When They Are Bored


When kids get bored, the easiest thing in the world is to just switch on the TV and let them watch mindless cartoons, but what about not turning the tv on and just getting all of your arts and craft materials out and seeing what you can make with your children, on a rainy day the best thing to do is just that and best of all it's fun!

You don't need to go to great expense either as around the house there are toilet roll tubes, cardboard boxes, scissors, paint, glue and quite possibly a load of budget art materials all saved away for a rainy day and even junk mail that arrives through your door is great to recycle and learn your child to do their bit for the environment, any other tins and containers can be used, as well as unused food such as pasta, dried beans and rice.

Take care with tin cans though, you may want to use a file to file away sharp edges or put blue tack around the edges, so no one cuts themselves.

The possibilities with objects found around the house may capture your child's imagination when it comes to creating something that they want to try and make, for instance my kids will get a load of modelling clay and lots of pipe cleaners and other bits of card and they make up their own monsters or cartoon characters, although sometimes they do need a bit of help with ideas to start off with, to get them going with their craft ideas.

Don't overlook the objects you can find outside either, with branches, leaves, pebbles and rocks, shells and any junk discarded on the streets, you never know what you might find, it's also worth seeing some work places for any stuff that's been thrown away in skips or garbage containers, although don't go sifting in there like a fool, you need to wear gloves and be careful, only select visible items and don't go rummaging through blind as you don't know what could be in there.

Quite possibly, some car boot sales or flea markets you may find some unusual objects to use for this specific purpose of providing entertainment with crafts for the kids when they are bored, the summer holidays are one of the main source of boredom for kids as the holidays are too long( us parents say boooo!)

A collage is a great way of doing something creative with your child, you can cut out pictures in old magazines and even words and headlines and re-arrange them around to form a themed collage like cartoon characters, animals, food or parties, something that will appeal to the child's sense of creative interests.

Over the Christmas holidays me and my two kids made some finger puppets and wooden spoon characters, although the results weren't that good, we still had fun sitting down for a couple of hours trying to make them, kids seem to appreciate the time you set down for them on days were they may just think there isn't anything to do.

It seems that younger kids like to add glitter to their pictures and art, as my little girl does, it's glitter this and glitter that, when it comes to creating some crafty art, however most kids are just happy with some paper and crayons and just getting on with drawing or colouring in, but if you take the time to sit down with your kids, then you'll both get more out of it, time spent with your kids and a parent taking their time creating fun crafts.

So when kids get bored, dvd's and TV are an option, but consider creating some fun kids crafts too, because they like all that arts and craft to jazz up a boring afternoon!


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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers now.

      I know my kids just like to create allsorts of crafts and art.

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      Handmade-Crafts 8 years ago

      Fantastic hub. Children and craft work is so important. Giving them a chance to express themselves and their feelings. Thank you so much for sharing.

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers sweets!

      I think I know who you mean on youtube a very crafty person and it is a really popular topic that is a money maker for some, got to try my hand at some crafts sometime.

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      This is a great hub Waynet! I follow a lady on youtube who makes really cute crafts for kids, such as how to make earrings, characters, and crowns. That is the entire niche for her blog, so it seems to be a popular topic!

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers now Roseywebbart!

      Yep my kids express themselves by rubbing paint all over their faces and pretending they are indians doing a war dance all over the house lol!

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      Ros Webb 8 years ago from Ireland

      Kids love art and craft more than video games; we just need to give them the opportunity to express themselves. Great hub.

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      It is great to spend time drawing and doing crafts with the kids in the family as the skies the limit as their is no end to what can be created for fun.

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      robertsloan2 8 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Great ideas! Love this article. One thing my granddaughter and I do often is watch Walking with Dinosaurs together and paint. She knows it by heart, so the real point of "watching dinosaurs" os for me to let her paint, get out the painting stuff and draw dinosaurs for her to color.

      An adult artist can get a lot better at composition and line by doing homemade coloring pages for your kids or grandkids. I'm not kidding. When I have to reduce something to a simple outline she can color, it lets me explore things like active poses for the animals, proportion, clean lines and find out what's essential or not.

      Sure, some of my coloring pages don't look professional. She loves them anyway and colors them happily whether they're spot on or distorted. What coloring books don't give her is "I want a momma and a baby Styracosaurus" on demand! And then "Show me riding a Brachiosaurus."

      We love our time together. The kids get bored with watching DVDs a lot of the time, so even if sometimes it's on in background, it's the time spent with the adults that love them that really makes them happy.

      Also, getting into crafts when little gives people hobbies for a lifetime. I have a number of friends who still get into collage and love adding glitter to everything from ACEOs to scrapbooks, so it doesn't stop when you're small. Like me, I may not use loose glitter but I've got seven or eight colors of iridescent watercolors and iridescent oil pastels to jazz up some of my art with.

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Haha then my daughter must be the craft queens twin sister!!

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      Nancy's Niche 8 years ago

      You should meet my daughter, she's the craft Queen!

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Yeah me too Ethel!

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      Eileen Kersey 8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Big kids like me enjoy such crafting also.

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Yes zzron!

      I've always thought about entertaining the kids this way as it's cheaper than buying them a bunch of toys to keep them quiet!

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      zzron 8 years ago from Houston, TX.

      Very good info. I think thats a good idea to help kids learn to be creative and learn something at the same time they are having fun. Great hub.