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bored box

I love summer! I love the sunshine…I love the freedom..I love it all….EXCEPT. We are already 2 weeks in…and I’ve already heard the dreaded words. “Mom, I’m BORED!”

MAN! I hate that phrase. And it always seems to come when I’m knee deep in working on something.
So I came up with a solution.

The I’m not bored anymore BOX!

I'm not bored anymore box

It’s filled with all sorts of fun craft supplies to spark the imagination and get the creativeness flowing!

summer boredom box-a girl and a glue gun

Most of this stuff is just stuff from around the house that my hoardingness wouldn’t let me throw away.

bored box craft supplies from around the house

empty tape rolls

pipe cleaners

empty toilet/ paper towel rolls

any stickers that we get along the way


Popsicle sticks

pom poms

extra paint chips

coffee filters

empty spools of thread (or ribbon spools)




bubble wrap

Styrofoam balls

(most of these items can be found at the dollar store)

I also threw in some scrapbook paper and supplies  that I didn’t want anymore (or had extras of)

boredom box supplies

Now–When I hear those dreaded words I plop down the box and let them create something totally crazy and awesome.

(I add in new things as I come across them to keep the box fun each time)

mom i'm bored summer creative box

My daughter created this “cup holder” last time (its a paper towel roll wrapped in paper and decorated with coffee filters around it place your cups!

water bottle holder

Her creativeness astounds me!

and HEY! I made a printable for you (I ended up printing it on some silhouette sticker paper…so I just stuck it right on)

free printable summer bored jar

bored box i'm not bored anymore box

I also totally love this reminder for kids (found HERE) Im bored printable and these trash robots would be super fun for them create!

trash robots

For more fun craft ideas to keep the kids busy…check out my site HERE ! Happy summer!

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About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.