Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"I'm Bored, Mom!"

Here's a FUN craft to make your child
(and you)!!
I got it from a great blog called, Somewhat Simple.
First, take an old Oatmeal container, Mod Podge,
and your favorite scrapbook paper.Mod Podge two different patterns to the container.
If it doesn't fit (like this one),
hot glue a ribbon over it.
Mod Podge OVER and under the paper.
This will adhere it to the container,
and give it a Matte finish
(which I chose instead of glossy).

Cut a circle that fits the top of the oatmeal container.
Hot glue it to the lid.
Hot glue a ribbon around the edge.
I added a button to hide the seam.

Print out, "I'm bored, Mom"
and glue it to the top.
Print out 40-50 different ideas that kids can do
when they are bored!
Some are...
Have a friend come over,
play with bubbles,
run through the spinklers.
Cut them up and put them inside.

All done!

Isn't it cute?!

I know it may be a lot of work to actually do this...
but I bet it would be fun for both child AND Mommy!
Hopefully it will give you a tiny break!

9 comments:

Michele said...

that is a great, and at the same time, very pretty idea! my boy is always saying he's bored. this would go a long way toward stifling his boredom! thanks for this!

Jill said...

This is fun! I think that if I had kids I'd get them to start writing out the things to do (subject to mom approval though!) This way it acts as another activity for them to do!

Brandy said...

This is such a neat idea.

Mod Podge Amy said...

Very cute! This turned out great.

The Paisley Cupcake said...

This is such a cute idea!!! I can see that going over really well with the kiddies:)
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-Amanda@ thepaisleycupcake.blogspot.com

Scrappy Gifts said...

Such a cute container! Love all the ideas - so helpful.
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Staci J said...

That is sooo cute!! i love how you decorated your canister, and what a clever idea for your kids!
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Kaysi said...

So cute!! I totally need to make one because that is all my kids say!!