Boredom Box


I'm back!!! After a much needed vacation with the family I'm back to blogging. We set everything aside and spent a fabulous week in beautiful Hawaii. This was the view from our rental home, isn't it heaven? 

It's been hard getting back into the day to day routine after returning, mainly because of a very clingy baby who we left at home with family. He won't let me put him down. I missed him like crazy while we were gone so I don't mind the extra snuggling but nothing is getting done around the house which means not much blogging this week either.

I did manage to finish this summer boredom box though. I brainstormed to come up with a bunch of activities that the kids would enjoy doing. When I think of more, we'll just add them to the box. A lot of the activities can be used over and over again.

I had a tin box lying around so I decorated it with washi tape and ribbon. Added some vinyl lettering and placed all the fun activity ideas inside. Hopefully the Boredom Box will help cut back on hearing "Mom, I'm bored", probably not but I can hope right?


What kind of boredom busters are you using this summer?


I made the cardstock circles on my Silhouette. If you have a Silhouette you can download the activity ideas here:


No Silhouette? You can download an activities list here:

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34 comments:

  1. Wow! When we were kids, if we said we were bored our mom made us clean our room! This looks like a lot more fun. :) Thank you for sharing this good idea.

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  2. What a cute idea! The decorated box is adorable and what a great way to keep summer fun :)

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  3. Hi Bonnie, I came over from the Blog Hop and wanted to say hi. Your boredom box looks like it's full of fun ideas and it turned out so cute. Love the colors. We had a great book called Rainy Days and Saturdays when my kids were younger and my one daughter especially would find things in there and come up with all sorts of fun out of it. Your kids will probably always remember that box and the fun they had. I'm following you now. Hope you'll come by and see me at Quirky Vistas!

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  4. This is such a cute box! Love the idea! :)

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  5. Love the colors and the cute ribbon/tape you added. It just looks so cute and fun.

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  6. What a great idea! The colors are beautiful too, I am sure your kids won't be bored this Summer!

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  7. You decorated the box so cute! And what a fun idea, too! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Love this idea, The box is so adorable.

    Lisa

    Creative Raisins

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  9. This is a GREAT idea! And your box turned out sooooo cute! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  10. Such a cute box and a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Ellie @ beauty4ashes-ellie.blogspot.com

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  11. Great idea! We have a jar with the same idea! My boys love it!

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  12. Brilliant Idea! Definintely going to use this idea, thanks for the share :)
    Vicki @ http://thedomesticatedme.blogspot.com.au/

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  13. SUPER CUTE! Crossing my fingers you'll share at my party! Saturdays at Seven!

    XO, Aimee

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  14. The box is INCREDIBLE!!! Love the idea of boredom games.

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  15. How fun! Thanks for sharing on our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Hope you come back next week. -The Sisters

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  16. The view from your vacation looks great! This is such a great idea. I will have to remember this for when my son is older. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

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  17. Very cute ideas and project! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. This is such a fun idea! I'm going to have to make my own! :)

    You've got a new follower here!

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  19. Hi! I wanted to let you know that you were featured on my Wonderful Wednesday link up at http://printabelle.com/?p=5272
    If you would like a featured button, I have them here: http://printabelle.com/?page_id=724 Thanks!

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  20. Stopping by to let you know I am featuring you at tomorrows linky party
    Kim@madeinaday

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  21. What an awesome idea Bonnie :0) stopping by from Made U Look

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  22. Thanks for linking up to Showcase Your Talent Thursday, you have been featured! http://whatscookinglove.blogspot.com/2012/06/showcase-your-talent-thursday-12.html

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  23. I've come back to your site through 2 seperate linky parties. I love your ideas and am your newest follower. I'd love for you to stop by and check out my blog at crafty-biggers.blogspot.com

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  24. What a fun project! My littles would love this! I am having a summer party and would love for you to link this up.

    www.blissfulanddomestic.com

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  25. Love the idea! Found you through the Weekend Blog Walk! www.crazycasak.com

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  26. Hi,
    I found your blog through Live, Laugh, Rowe and love this Bordon Box idea! I would love it if you shared this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday link party (open each week through Monday) at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Michelle

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  27. This is so cute! I love the colours you chose! Thanks so much for sharing this project at Naptime Delights! I hope to see you again tomorrow!

    Sarah
    {www.naptimedelights.blogspot.com}

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  28. Bonnie,
    I'm so glad you stop by and joined my Creative Thursday link party. I love your blog and can't wait to try some of your recipes and crafts :) Can't wait to see what you link up this week. Have a wonderful week.
    Michelle

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  29. Really very cute and great idea. Very impressive blog you create.

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  30. This is what i wanted to cure my boredom. I always wanted to know that What to do when bored Thanks for sharing it with us. Keep it up.

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