29 Boredom Busters Your Kids Will Actually Love

    Because you refuse to hear the b-word.

    1. Use some pillows and a pair of dad-size T-shirts to "sumo wrestle."

    2. Let your kids have fun painting — and then eating — rainbow toast.

    3. They can also have a blast playing with rainbow rice.

    4. Whip up a batch of homemade gak.

    5. Break open a box of cookies and let your kids play Cookie Othello.

    6. DIY a dollhouse out of a shoebox.

    7. Plastic cups can be used for all kinds of fun, including stacking games.

    8. Use a straw to make an unconventional paper plane unlike any your kids have ever seen before.

    9. Speaking of straws, you can turn a box of them into a impressively tuneful musical instrument.

    10. Make Rainbow Bubble Snakes using items you more than likely already have around your home.

    11. Let your kids make an adorable shark toy using a clothespin.

    12. Put a bar of soap in the microwave to make soap clouds.

    13. Plastic cups and balloons are all you need to make a surprisingly powerful marshmallow shooter.

    14. Let your kids create their own stickers.

    15. Use string, a hanger, and a stuffed animal to make an indoor zip wire.

    16. Play minute to win it games.

    Find more about the chopsticks game here, and more about the rubber band shoot-out here.

    17. You can also make some giants bubbles to play with.

    18. Transform a pool noodle into a marble racetrack.

    19. Marbles are also lots of fun with this DIY marble roll game.

    20. Spend an afternoon making DIY washi tape wooden bracelets.

    21. Your kids can also pass the time making fast friendship bracelets.

    22. Set up a homemade bubble station so your kids can play without needing your help every five minutes.

    23. Use storage bags to create no-mess art.

    24. Put some tape on the carpet to play bullseye bowling.

    25. DIY a toy car wash to keep your kids busy for hours.

    26. Entertain your kids with nothing more than a cardboard box.

    27. Conduct science experiments using soda, candy, and balloons.

    28. Thrill your kids with frozen dinosaur eggs.

    29. Make "ice cream" from bananas only.

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