10 Cheap And Easy Activities That Will Keep Kids Busy For Hours

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I’m on day 53 of working from home, and yes, I’m counting. Mostly because my kids are driving me crazy right now. It’s not their fault – their regular routines have been totally disrupted, and they’re bored, restless, and looking for entertainment. If you, too, have cooped-up kids who need to be kept busy, hopefully the following 10 inexpensive DIY activities will be able to help!

1. Indoor Camping

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Kids have such wonderful imaginations. Take advantage of that by creating an indoor campsite for them! Don’t have an actual tent? Make a tent out of some furniture and draped sheets or blankets.

2. Chalk Driveway Games

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Do you have a child who needs to burn some energy? Create a chalk chart in your driveway with different squares showing different exercises. Throw a pebble on the chart, and your child can do the exercise in the square the pebble lands on.

3. Laser Maze

Tape some cheap crepe paper in various angles throughout a hallway. Your kids can pretend they are navigating through a laser maze, trying not to break the paper as they go through it!

4. Golf Practice

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Make a target practice out of a cardboard box. Your kids will stay busy improving their golf skills!

5. Bubble Wrap Foot Painting

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What’s more fun for kids than paint and bubble wrap? Tape bubble wrap to their feet, dip them in paint, and they’ll have tons of fun running around on a big piece of paper, cardboard, or canvas.

6. DIY Foam Paint

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Your kids can make foam paint with just three ingredients: craft glue, shaving cream, and food coloring! Click here for the tutorial.

7. Stone Painting

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Stone painting is a fun activity for kids of all ages. Find some stones, have your kids paint designs on them, and decorate your garden with them afterwards!

8. Tie-Dye

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Turn some cheap, plain shirts into bright works of arts – all you have to do is tie-dye them! Click here to learn how.

9. Heart Suncatcher

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Making suncatchers is such a cute and fun craft that kids will love! Click here for the instructions.

10. Marshmallow Building

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Have some marshmallows and toothpicks? Get your kids to design different structures – they’ll be entertained for hours.

Hopefully these 10 activities will help to entertain bored kids, and are a good alternative to letting them sit in front of the TV for hours on end. We’ve got this, parents – we can do it!