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51 Affordable Kids Craft Ideas and Boredom Busters for Summer

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Here are 51 exciting and affordable children’s craft activities to keep your little ones entertained and give parents some peace of mind!

Keep reading for creative ways to beat boredom and have a blast with the kids.

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Kids Craft Ideas

When I first began blogging over a decade ago, I was always careful to make this a safe place, and quite frankly, my happy place.

It was also my hope that this would be a happy place for you to come and visit and be inspired.

With all the uncertainty in the world right now, it’s important to continue to keep this a place you can escape to, even if for just a few minutes.

That being said, I wanted to help in some small way by gathering budget-friendly kids craft ideas to help you keep the kids entertained while on school vacation or if they homeschool.

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Kids Boredom Busters

Though my kids are grown, my daughter works at a residential kids facility and was concerned about how they were going to keep the kids busy over the summer.

So I reached out to some of your favorite bloggers to ask for their top boredom busters and craft ideas. I’m so happy to share those with you.

Several of these are perfect for toddlers and there are also some that are great for pre-teens.

I’ve always found that age to be really tough as far as crafting and would love to hear if you have any suggestions for this age group and even young teens.

My daughter’s school is 12-18 yo and I know she would greatly appreciate any ideas.

They do have an arts and crafts day and do a lot of outdoor activities, plus love legos and model airplanes.

Take a look at these ideas and let me know if you plan to try any of them.

Easy Kids Crafts

A collection of fun and creative kids craft ideas and boredom busters that are easy and inexpensive to make.

Crafting and creating has always been a great way to relax and unwind for me.

If you enjoy that as well, check out these DIY Easter bunny crafts or these DIY spring wreaths.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting.

I hope you were inspired and found some fun ideas to make with the kids!

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Michelle Leslie

Tuesday 17th of March 2020

The kids are going to love trying some of these, and I'm going to have loads of fun too ;-) Stay safe Michelle

Deana Landers

Monday 16th of March 2020

These are all adorable and easy, Michelle. Going to share this with daughter and ise some for the grandkids come. Thank you

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