The ULTIMATE List of Pinterest Boredom Busters

50+ Boredom Busters plus the simple shopping list to make sure you have everything you need to do them all! 

Pinterest is FULL of brilliant boredom busters that are super simple to make, but I don’t know how many times I’ve decided to try one and then realized I was missing a key ingredient.  So I created this list of more than 50 amazing boredom busters that can be made with these 8 household items. 

  • Borax
  • White or Clear School Glue
  • Baking Soda
  • White Vinegar
  • Corn Starch
  • Shaving Cream
  • Dish Soap
  • Food Coloring

As long as you keep these items in stock – you’ll always have a project ready to combat boredom at almost any age!

50+ Boredom Busters plus the simple shopping list to make sure you have everything you need to do them all!

Dish Soap Silly Putty with corn starch and dish soap

DIY Window Clings with glue, dish soap, and food coloring

Homemade Finger Paint with cornstarch, food coloring, dish soap (and sugar)

Magic Milk Painting with food coloring, dish soap (and milk)

Marbled Paper with food coloring, dish soap (and milk)

Launching Cork Rockets with baking soda and vinegar

Bubble Snakes with dish soap and water

More Advanced Rockets with baking soda and vinegar

Lego Volcanoes with baking soda, vinegar, and dish soap

Make Foam Paint with shaving cream, glue, and food coloring

Shaving Cream Painting & Marbling with shaving cream & food coloring

Make it rain with shaving cream clouds and food coloring

Make Fizzing Cloud Foam with baking soda, shaving cream, and vinegar

Try some glue resist art with glue and food coloring (or watercolors)

Make stained glass with glue and food coloring

Try painting with glue and salt for fun effects

Here’s another fun way to paint with glue and salt

DIY Puffy Paint with glue, shaving cream, and food coloring

Tons of fun ideas for your DIY puffy paint

Make glue people!

50+ Boredom Busters plus the simple shopping list to make sure you have everything you need to do them all!

DIY Gak with borax, food coloring, and glue

Make Gak Bubbles!

Painting on wet glue with food coloring

Melting, fizzing dough with corn starch, baking soda, food coloring and vinegar

Make fizzy mud with baking soda, food coloring, and vinegar

Erupting Paint with baking soda, food coloring, and vinegar

Make a baking soda/vinegar powered boat

Make a tornado in a jar with dish soap and vinegar

Give your toy cars an exploding car wash!

Hatching Dinosaur eggs with baking soda, vinegar, and food coloring

Rainbow Oobleck with corn starch and food coloring

Make your Oobleck dance!

Fizzy Rainbow Slush with corn starch, baking soda, food coloring, and vinegar

How to get the BEST baking soda and vinegar reactions with dish soap

Shaving Cream Writing Practice is a blast for littles learning letters

Make Bath Paints with shaving cream and food coloring

Break Open Fizzing Treasure Chests with baking soda, vinegar, and food coloring

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint with cornstarch and food coloring

Make your own Bouncy Balls with borax, glue, corn starch, and food coloring

Beautiful pressed flower ornaments with baking soda, corn starch, and glue

50+ Boredom Busters plus the simple shopping list to make sure you have everything you need to do them all!

Cloud Dough with corn starch and shaving cream

DIY Edible Finger Paints with cornstarch, food coloring (and sugar)

Exploding Sidewalk Chalk Bags with cornstarch, food coloring, baking soda, and vinegar

Dreamy Fairy Dough with corn starch, food coloring (and hair conditioner)

Soapy Sea Foam with dish soap, corn starch, and food coloring

Cornstarch Ornaments with corn starch and baking soda

Modeling Clay with baking soda and corn starch

Frozen Popsicle Chalk with cornstarch and food coloring

Sludge made with corn starch, dish soap, and food coloring

Make pretend melting ice cream with cornstarch

Make clay with glue and cornstarch

 

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