Monday, June 4, 2012

The "Mom, I'm Bored" buster

So we've survived the first week of Summer vacation...barely.  After this past weekend, I decided I needed to come up with something (cheap) fun to help keep the lizard and ladybug from driving me bonkers!

Introducing the "MOM, I'm bored" bucket.
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It's almost ridiculous to show you how I did this.  It's just paper..really!
take an empty container..I had an empty oatmeal container.
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I added some cardstock I had on hand.  Used a 3" scallop punch to add a little 'pretty' (and to cover the blank space I missed).
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I also used a 2" scallop punch for the 'activities' to add to the bucket.  The lizard and ladybug helped decide on them.  Some cost money, some don't.  I tried to explain that some take a little planning.  We'll see if they remember :)
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There you have it..super easy, super inexpensive & you can fill it with whatever types of activities your littles like.
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Hopefully this will inspire you to come up with some fun things to keep your kids busy 
& you sane :)

4 comments:

Lissa (Bellenza) said...

Here's to a sane summer for all moms!

Windy City Novelties, Inc. said...

Awesome!!

Evelisa said...

This is a cool idea. Also CHEERS to Lissa.

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

Fantastic idea! I just may have to steal this one! Right now, if they say they're bored, I tell them to go clean their rooms! ;)

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