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33 Activities Under $10 That Will Keep Your Kids Busy All Summer

Because you don't want to hear them whine about being bored.

1. Put colored tape on the carpet to make roads for your kid's toy cars.

2. Tape can also be used to create a fun outdoor board game.

3. A couple sponges and a box of chalk are all you need to turn your driveway into a bull's-eye target game.

4. You can also use chalk and some of your kid's old clothes for this bit of summer fun.

5. Exploding Paint Bags turn your sidewalk into a work of art.

6. Paint on wet glue with food coloring.

7. Use leftover bubble wrap to make Stomp Paintings.

8. DIY a throwing tarp.

9. Build a tower out of cut-up sponges.

10. Make a river in the backyard out of tinfoil.

11. Tape a paper towel roll to the wall to keep toddlers busy.

12. Some pipe cleaners and a colander will also keep toddlers occupied.

13. Burlap (from a gardening center) can be used to make a preschooler-appropriate sewing station.

14. Preschoolers can also continue to learn how to draw letters with this easy-to-make sugar-writing tray.

15. Have a campout indoors.

16. Experiment with water marbles.

17. Make alien bubbles with this cool science experiment.

18. Another super-cool science experiment lets kids extract DNA from strawberries.

19. Super-fun balloon rockets also teach an important science lesson.

20. Pencil erasers and a marble make a surprisingly addictive at-home bowling game.

21. Well-placed yarn is all you need to let your kids get their Mission Impossible on.

22. Play "Escape the Volcano" to teach kids about color recognition, shape names, counting, and more.

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

24. Make a bowl of popcorn and challenge your kids to play the Popcorn Olympics.

25. Paper plates, Popsicle sticks, and a balloon are all you need to play Balloon Ping-Pong.

26. Painter's tape and some balled up newspaper are all you need for this "sticky spiderweb" activity.

27. Turn an old box into an indoor slide.

28. Make a Rainbow Bubble Snake from materials you undoubtedly already have around your home.

29. DIY a giant bubble wand.

30. Fill balloons with Play-Doh to create a brand-new toy experience.

31. Crayons and sandpaper are all your kids need to add their own design to a white T-shirt.

32. Cut a pool noodle in half to make a marble track race.

33. Pool noodles can also be used to make a backyard obstacle course.

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