6 Boredom-Busting Hobbies You Can Start At Home
Switch up your routine and try something new with these fun, easy hobbies for the whole family.
Maria Bailey and Sarah Burns
Tired of hearing "I'm bored?" Here's how to introduce kid-friendly hobbies like knitting, baking, scrapbooking, and other easy activities that take just a minute to learn but spark a lifetime of interest. Whether you're in search of a challenge or looking to develop a new skill, these family-friendly hobbies will keep the entire crew entertained for hours.
1. Make Finger Knitting Creations
Growing Up Gabel
Finger knitting is a perfect craft for all ages — and you only need your fingers and a ball of yarn to get started! Whether you're at home or on the go, you can do this craft anywhere and anytime. Not only is it easy to learn, but it also improves concentration and dexterity and is a whole lot of fun. Add a cute factor to your craft by creating a variety of finger knit animals and insects that will have you hooked! Go to Growing Up Gabel for easy-to-follow steps to get started.
2. Hit the Trails
For the nature lovers in the family, prepare to lace up your boots and hit the trails for your next adventure! Hiking gives us all a chance to run wild and explore our surroundings. Seek out local trails and reconnect with wilderness around you. Keep track of the trails you've accomplished and discover new ones you want to explore. Go to The Walking Mermaid to get down the hiking essentials to prepare for your next outdoor expedition.
3. Get Creative With Polymer Clay
Art Bar Blog
The possibilities of working with polymer clay are as limitless as your imagination. Part of the magic of this versatile crafting material is you can create unique pieces every time, making this an exciting, fun, and creative hobby for anyone. Work with your hands to create your very own polymer masterpieces! Go to The Art Bar Blog for guides on how to make beautiful polymer clay designs you can wear.
4. Bake Your Way to a Hobby You Can Devour
So you’ve watched The Great British Bake Off, and you’ve done your homework by eating a lifetime of cake. Now it’s time to put your apron on and put those baking skills to work! We’re always up for a new challenge, and a new challenge is exactly what you get when whipping up new recipes in the kitchen! Trial and error is the name of the game, but that only means more opportunities for taste testing — all in the name of perfecting your baking skills, of course! Go to Cake By Courtney for fun and simple recipes everyone can enjoy.
5. Preserve Memories and Create New Ones With Scrapbooking
Relive your fondest family memories and return to them time and time again by creating your very own scrapbook. It’s a perfect excuse to reminisce about your greatest travel experiences or treasured moments with your loved ones. The beauty of scrapbooking is once you have the basics down, there’s no right or wrong way to do it. You can include photos, illustrations, drawings, notes, stickers or whatever brings you joy! Go to Fun Stuff To Do to learn how to get started on scrapbooking.
6. Start Practicing Yoga
It’s time to stretch out and have some fun! Yoga is amazing for the mind, body, and soul — helping to build balance, strength, confidence, and mindfulness. Now you can practice yoga with an added element of interactive adventure thanks to Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube. They will guide you through your practice with exciting themed classes, including a festive Frozen themed class. Go to Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube to start your yoga journey!
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