Welcome to the Kids’ Boredom Busters Challenge!
August 4, 2011
Sponsor of the Week: Dinky Bird Boutique
August 7, 2011

Winners of the Kids’ Boredom Busters Challenge!

After this week, we don’t have any excuse to let our children be bored, anymore!  Thanks to all of you who shared the magnificently creative projects in this week’s challenge, Kids’ Boredom Busters.  From travel games to puppet theaters to kid-friendly foods and beyond, you had an impressive array of ways to keep children busy. This challenge had a wealth of great ideas for moms, grandmas, babysitters, teachers, and anyone else who needs to keep busy little minds and bodies out of trouble.  Thank you for the inspiration!

This week, our guest judge was the creatively minded Marie LeBaron from Make and Takes.  

Marie was just as impressed with your boredom busting ideas as we were!  Here’s what she told us:

“What fabulous projects were submitted.  I’m having a hard time picking out just 10, as all of these are such great ways to beat the boredom blues!  You all are so creative.  Your kids will thank you!  Thanks for letting me be a part of the series, this week!”

Thank you, Marie!  We’re so glad you would join us.  Let’s see which projects Marie selected as her favorites and overall winner of the challenge.

#21 Mop/Broom Puppets from Impress Your Kids

#2 Actual Size Paper Dolls from The Creative Vault

#5 Shape Layout and Drawboard from Designs by Kasia

#6 Door Frame Puppet Theater from Designs by Kasia

#8 DIY Travel Games from Choose to Thrive

#9 Best Purchase Ever–Timers!  from Michelle Paige

#16 Alphabet Breadsticks from Dukes and Duchesses

#23 DIY Moon Sand from Polish the Stars

#37 Watermelon Waffles from Random Thoughts of a Supermom

#46 The Bored Board from CraftOManiac

#50 Battleships Folders from Creating My Way to Success

The CSI Girls chose their favorite projects to feature, too:

#51 – Fun Nightstands for Kids from Funkytime

#34 Make Your Deck a Giant Gameboard from The 36th Avenue

Winners, you can get your buttons HERE.

In addition to our featured favorites, we’re excited to announce the winner of this week’s giveaway, an adorable sign (winner’s choice!)

from Bubblewrapp’d

Our randomly drawn winner was

Comment #40

Congratulations, Yassmeen!  We know you’ll love your sign.

We’d like to thank our guest judge, Marie from Make and Takes, and our sponsor, Andrea from Bubblewrapp’d, for supporting this week’s challenge.  We’re so glad you joined us this week at The CSI Project!

Thanks to those who shared their projects with us this week.  We hope to have all of you back for our next challenge:

Images: Better Homes and Gardens


  1. Edith says:

    Oh wow this brought back memories of when I was a little girl who made her own paper dolls. The house was made out of a card board box. All the furniture was made from old boxes rather it was shoes boxes or gift boxes left over from Christmas. I had so much fun being creative and allowing my imagination to soar.

  2. Sibylle says:

    Thank youuuuuu Beckie !

  3. kasia says:

    I feel so honored. Thank you so much for choosing my projects to be in the top 10. I am very excited and working on something to enter for the Organization Ideas challenge. Thanks again.

  4. THANK YOU THANK YOU. this was fun. wink wink-jen

  5. Thank YOU guys!


  6. Thanks so much for featuring my travel games!! Love this theme and all the great ideas!

  7. Sibylle says:

    Oh wow, that giant board game is awesome!!!

  8. I’m so honored to have my timer post featured! Thanks so much! What great ideas!

  9. Thank you so much for featuring my moon sand! That made my day! 🙂

  10. Wow! Thanks! I feel so honored! We’ve had fun trying out all these fun boredom busters!

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