When your children are bored and can’t think of what to do next, they become antsy and cranky. Yet, it’s tough for parents to come up with on-the-spot ideas that will keep everyone entertained and happy. With one trip to your local toy or craft store you can create a “boredom box” for such occasions when there is nothing exciting to do.
Crayola products have been my go-to source for fun, which also fosters creativity in children. This household already has its “boredom box” ready and here are the contents:
Washable Sidewalk Chalk is perfect for your child’s masterpiece and also to draw outdoor games such as hopscotch or ring toss. There is a new box of 48 colors that are synonymous with classic Crayola crayon colors. Parents will also love that this chalk is washable from sidewalks, driveways and patios with just a spray from the garden hose.
Outdoor Colored Bubbles Big Wand is more than your average bottled bubbles. Your kids can now create BIG giant-sized bubbles in brilliant colors with just a wave from the wand. I must say this is messy fun and geared for outdoors, but the good part is that the colors wash off the skin and clothing with a little soap and water. What child would like to make bubbles with colors such as “purple pizzazz” and “fuchsia”?
Now for a rainy day where the kids are stuck indoors, pull out some Color Wonder Kits from your summer boredom box. These mess-free markers will only appear on the special paper included in each kit – not on walls, floors or furniture. Most stores carry a wide variety of themes that will keep little boys and girls happy. A new set of the Disney Princesses will truly have your little girl in fairy tale heaven! Some even come with glitter pages with no glitter mess!
Neon Xtreme Coloring is a kit where your child can create eye-popping effects on bright colored paper with special xtreme coloring markers. Your child’s artwork will show up so much brighter than with regular markers on plain construction paper. Make homemade cards and drawings suitable for display on the family refrigerator for all to see!
And let’s not forget about painting. Crayola makes Washable Kids’ Paint that is not only washable with soap and water, but also non-toxic so you can feel safe using these with your little ones. Use these paints with brushes, sponges, stamps, stencils, nature’s brushes like leaves, twigs and so much more. Brainstorm with your youngsters on the many ways to use paints.
So the next time your family says, “I’m bored,” just bring out your summer boredom box and delve into a new experience. Happy kids make for a happy summer! Visit Crayola.com for more ideas.
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