Wednesday 20 April 2016

DIY Activities for Boredom Busting

There is that one thing that no parent should ever allow their kids to say, and that is the phrase I’m bored. Jokes to the side, we all get a bit bored every now and then but every good parent should always have a few tricks up the sleeve when it comes down to situations like these. Moments of boredom are actually great opportunities to practice your skills, develop your talents or simply indulge in some creative arts and crafts. So, the next time your child expresses boredom, do not hesitate to propose some of these fun activities.

Organize a Music Gig

When the sun kicks in, the backyard makes a great venue for organizing small-time family concerts. All you need to do is set up a patio, assemble a few instruments, gather the artists and start jamming. Pots and pans along with cooking spoons make great drum sets, while containers filled with rice are good substitutes for maracas. And what is a band without a guitar player? Using only a shoebox, a pvc pipe and a few rubber bands you can make your own guitar from scratch.

Make Jewellery

One man’s trash is another one's treasure! Did you know that you can create outstanding jewellery pieces fit for royalty, just by combining some scrap pieces and household items? The best lesson you can teach your kids is that there are no bad moves when it comes to crafting. You can make exquisite jewellery using uncooked pasta, nuts, bolts, beads and even straws. Encourage your children to be creative and imaginative, to use lots of colour and to combine different pieces in order to create something memorable. 

Slimy yet Satisfying

Sometimes it seems that the amount of mess they make is equivalent to the amount of fun they have. So why not enable your kids to make a bit of creative mess? Making colourful slime and goo is quite simple and yet fun and it makes a perfect blend of entertainment and science. You can make the slime mixture using only water and cornstarch. To add a bit more fun to it add food colouring or even glow in the dark paint!

Get Cooking

After a long day of having fun every kid surely craves a bit of refreshment. This calls for another DIY project which can teach your kids their first culinary skills. Summer treats like ice pops, frozen chocolate bananas or ice cream sandwiches are delicious treats that kids absolutely love and with just a bit of help can learn to make them on their own. Lay out all the favourite ingredients on the table, melted chocolate, nuts, fruits and whipped cream and let your kids create their own version of fruit salads.

Art Exhibition

Another great idea for boredom busting but also a nice way to encourage your children’s artistic sides is to create an exhibition of all of their favourite works of art. Ask your kids to make drawings using gel pens and to craft adequate frames for their preferred pieces. After that you can easily create a special spot in the kid’s room to display all these projects for everyone to see.

There are countless of ways to have fun and to be creative. Whenever you catch a moment of free time, do not hesitate to indulge in some loving entertainment together with your children and to create, build, make and experiment using only a bit of supplies and a lot of imagination.

About The Author 

Emma is a teacher, constantly improving her skills both as a teacher and as a parent. She is passionate 

about writing and learning new things that can help you to lead a quality life. She is a regular 

contributor to High Style Life. You can follow her on Twitter @EmmahLawson

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