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6 Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy and Keep Yourself Sane This Summer

-- 2011-07-27 2:07 am --

It’s summer time again which means that the sun is shining, the flowers are in full bloom, and your kids are home from school for the summer. While there are many activities that can be done in summer, like going to the pool or making a trip to an amusement park, budget and time prevents them from being a daily outing which means that most of the time your kids are at home, with you, complaining about how there is nothing to do. Save your sanity and cut off that endless chorus of how bored your children are by providing them with one of these projects to keep them entertained and out of your hair.

1.) Bead Bonanza Kits
Offer your children hours of activity with this beading kit. It contains hundreds of beads, different cords, and other materials to have your kids creating dozens of jewelry masterpieces all summer long.

2.) Origami and Kirigami Kits
Your children can create colorful paper designs using the unique art forms of Japanese paper folding and cutting with this 78 piece kit that includes a variety of paper sizes and colors. As a bonus, origami is often a time consuming craft, keeping your kids out of your hair for hours on end.

3.) Art Sets
This 86 piece set includes a dozen each of markers, colored pencils, crayons, and oil pastels as well as water color paints, scissors, paper clips, glue, and eraser. With these many art supplies to play and create with, your kids should be occupied for hours.

4.) Pretzel Molding Kit
For a cheap and tasty activity to keep your kids busy on a lazy summer afternoon, this pretzel molding kit is just the ticket. It includes the molds, white chocolate, light cocoa chocolate, and even treat bags so all the tools you need are right here, just add pretzels!

5.) Playing Cards
With the investment of just an hour to teach them a few games and a pack of playing cards, you can keep your kids entertained for hours playing card games. Give them each a pile of pennies and they’ll be running their own junior Vegas in no time.

6.) 10 Piece Color Sponge/Scrubbers
In all else fails and your efforts to keep your kids busy and entertained don’t work, then you can always result to a tried and true method of keeping your kids from pestering you over their summer break. If they come to you with complaints of boredom, put them to work! Hand them a sponge and have them go to town. If your kids get bored enough, you could have a sparkling clean home just in time for school to start back up or, at the very least, your children will find their own ways of keeping busy to avoid more cleaning.