With summer here, many parents and nannies are hearing those two words from sweet little mouths that are way too common, “I’m bored.” These words may be accompanied with a groan, a whine, and a slumped over child throwing themselves across the couch. This is not a fun time for them and certainly not fun for the adult dealing with the kid on the edge of a boredom meltdown.
Turn the situation around by gathering up common household junk, clutter, and trash that kids can use to make crafts. Things like paper towel rolls, empty coffee cans, cardboard boxes, magazines, newspapers, and bottle caps are PERFECT for kid craft supplies. Give them some glue, safety scissors, and if you are feeling brave a little paint. Let your little Picasso go wild and see what they come up with. This is a great way to keep the kids entertained for hours!
Need some inspiration for your little crafter? Check out NannyTax on Pinterest for TONS of crafts and activities for kiddos.
How do you keep the kids happy and entertained during the long days summer? Have a great tip or idea for parents and nannies? Be sure to leave a comment and let us know!