18 Fun Crafts To Do When You’re Bored-Or STRESSED

Easy & FUN DIY Crafts To Do When You’re Bored At Home
Do simple crafts calm you down? I can tell you this – doing simple craft projects certainly calms MY mind. Things like free coloring pages are great stress-relievers for me as well as a simple pass time when I’m bored. I also like to take these free personality tests because YES, I get THAT bored sometimes lol! Below are a bunch of easy and fun crafts YOU can do when you’re bored at home with a friend, alone or really stressed out. Fun for us adults AND for the kids too!

Simple craft projects to do when you're bored at home or STRESSED OUT!  This easy paper towel craft is an oddly satisfying and FUN art project for the kids or for YOU.  Just grab your makers and color the pattern on a sheet of paper towels.

FUN Crafts to Do When Bored - easy DIYs To Do When You're Bored At Home


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Fun Crafts To Try

Bored at home? Alone or with a friend and really want some fun and easy craft projects to do? Here’s a list of creative and clever things to make when you’re SO bored that you’ll find on this page.

18 Fun Crafts To Do When You’re Bored (Instructions Below):

  1. Make Mini Galaxy Jars
  2. Puffy Paint Bracelets
  3. 5-Minute Craft Bows
  4. Rainbow Pom-Poms
  5. DIY Stress Balls
  6. Fun Cardboard Craft For Bored Kids
  7. Decorate Your Room
  8. Upcycle Weird Things
  9. Repurpose Old Bottles
  10. Rock Painting
  11. Fun Paper Crafts
  12. Color Paper Towels
  13. Learn How To Draw Animals
  14. Repurposed Stuff Crafts
  15. Make Unicorn Crafts
  16. Fun Kid Crafts For Mom
  17. Repurpose an Old Window
  18. Fun Kid Crafts For Dad

5-Minute Craft Projects

This video below has fun and SIMPLE 5-minute craft projects you can make when you’re bored at home.

LOVE the colors they use!

Fun Idea For Bored Kids

This idea is SO fun for the kids AND for the grown ups that are “helping”.

It’s a nail salon craft project and it’s a fun boredom-buster idea for toddlers too!

Just outline some hands on a stretch of cardboard, draw nails on them, and let the kids paint the fingernails – fun!

Indoor Arts and Crafts For Kids - What a FUN and easy craft project for your kids (little girls LOVE it) - take construction paper or cardboard and outline their hand prints, draw fingernails and then let them paint the nails like their own nail salon

Paint Some Rocks

When I’m feeling stressed out or down in the dumps, I like to not only do some sort of fun craft project, but also create it for OTHER people to lift their spirits.

These types of painted rocks below fit both of those things – a fun and easy craft project for the tweens, teens and adults AND we scatter them around our neighborhood or local park for other people to find… and hopefully, it will lift their spirits when they find them.

crafts to do when your bored with a friend - simple rock painting ideas

Want To Paint Rocks?

Get these paint pen markers – they are THE best for painting rocks!



Fun Crafts With Paper

I really should put this on our Mother’s Day Crafts For Kids page – such a cute and easy DIY gift to make for the moms, grandmoms and aunts!

However, my kids and I love making these flowers made from construction paper all the time (and it’s really good for helping with their fine motor skills too!)

Paper Towel Coloring

This next simple craft idea is SUPER basic and easy – BUT, at this moment in history, might not be the BEST use of your paper towels lol!

Just grab some markers and color the dots on a sheet of paper towels.

Just look how pretty it turns out!

For me, this would be oddly satisfying (she says as she goes to grab her markers and a sheet of paper towels).

crafts to do when bored at home - fun coloring crafts to do with friends or bored alone

Learn How To Draw Animals

The kids and I have the BEST time learning how to draw animals with this video below – we think we are SO artistic lol!

The cool thing is, you can use the outline of your hand to draw just about ANY animal!

Repurposed Craft Projects

These are super fun craft projects to make with the kids – art projects made with repurposed bottles and other household items or… yep, trash.



More Fun Craft Ideas For Kids and Adults

=> Unicorn Craft Ideas


=> Make Crafts For Mom


=> Repurpose an Old Window


=> Redecorate Your Room With Homemade Stuff


=> Repurpose Old Bottles


=> Upcycle Junk Around The House


=> Crafts For Kids To Make For Dad


=> Make Hair Bows


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5 Minute Craft Projects To Do When You're BORED! Try these fun crafts to do when you're bored at home with a friend - paper towel coloring craft with markers