Free Pattern Friday: 8 Boredom-Busting, Kid-Friendly Projects

There’s nothing worse than the infamous “I’m BORED!” coming out of a child’s mouth. While summer is a great time for exploring, swimming, biking and hiking, it can also be a perfect time to do arts and crafts with the kiddos! When the novelty of summer vacation wears off, keep the kids from using the “B word” with these fun and free projects.

1Memory game

handmade quilted memory game

Whip up this quick, educational game using fussy cut prints. Have youngsters help choose images for game pieces they will love to use. .

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2Super Hero Cape

handmade super hero capes for kids

Your little ones can save the day with this reversible cape. It includes seven fun appliqué shapes and a full alphabet for hours of fun. The pattern covers ages 12 months to size 12.

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3Intelligent Ideas for I-Cords

i-cord shoe laces

Let imaginations run wild with nearly a dozen different uses for I-cord. Kids can make everything from shoe laces to bracelets with this family-friendly project.

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4Princess Crown

crocheted princess crowns

Crochet an adorable crown for your little princess and make one for her dolly too. Add jewels, buttons, and other embellishments for extra fun!

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5Corn Hole/Bean Bag

handmade bean bags for corn hole

How about customized bean bags? Embroidered and assembled in the hoop, just add any embroidery or a monogram for hours of play!

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6Beaded Bracelet

beaded bracelets for teens

Basic macramé knots, colored cording, and pretty beads are all it takes to keep tweens and teens occupied for an afternoon.

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7Sun-Bleached Paper

sun bleached leaf on paper

Everyone will enjoy this project! Start out with a nature walk and collect items to create unique artwork using sunshine.

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8Bake for Good: Kids

bake for good, kids

Teach important life skills in a way kids will embrace. It is a great way to reinforce math skills while learning how to make bread, cinnamon rolls, dinner rolls, and pizza!

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Kim McCloskey

Thank you for offering these free tutorials.

carol broughton

the free tutorials are really good, my granddaughter has her hands full not knowing which to do first thank you so much this is a big help “wonderful ” she really lover the cape superhero we have a different “hero” every day

Elaine K

These are some cute ideas! My daughter would love the princess crown. She could also help me sew the super hero cape for her brother. She has a new kids sewing machine and she could also sew herself a super girl cape! How fun. Thanks for the great sewing ideas!


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