Welcome to the "Fun Things to Do When Your Bored" Activities List. These lists are organized into eight categories and then further divided after that. The purpose of this list is to inspire you to come up with your action plan to fight boredom and go have more fun. DISCLAIMER: All these activities are dangerous and shouldn’t be attempted at all and are not recommended, ever. These are for entertainment purposes only.


Creative Family Fun Things to Do


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This list is specifically for families and adult/kid activities. There are plenty that cost next to nothing and some that cost a few bucks. To really maximize your fun - try to do multiple fun activities in a single setting. There are no rules if your activity is boring or not achieving your desires for fun move on and try a new activity. Try to pick activities that all your participants can enjoy.

Arts and Crafts and Creative Projects


Sparking creativity is a great way to fight boredom. So here is a list of great creative ideas. The best thing to do is just pick one and get started right now. There are directions on how to make just about anything on the internet. If you are not sure what to do research and get organized for maximum fun. This is only the inspiration list to help you find an idea to fight boredom. Have fun!

Take Some Photo Action Shots that you can send to friends or family that live far far away. you can set up a soft landing out of the picture frame and make it look like you are flying through the air. Use a cape for added effect.

If you have a pile of old magazines lying around create a goal collage from magazines about all the good things you want out of life.

Do Some Art with Crayons. Now kids always get to do this but when adults do it - it is just plain funny. Once everybody is done put them on the fridge (Especially the drawings form the adults)

Make Some Hand Puppets and Have a Show. You can just decorate your hand an old sock or use anything you can find. A bowl of fruits could be a host of characters for a whole play.

Make Some Stained-Glass Artwork - this one is a little challenging but if you are inspired you can definitely figure out how to do it.

Make Some Popsicle Stick Puppets - you can cut out pictures of the faces of the people in your family and have a hilarious puppet show.

Tie Dye Some Shirts - or hats or whatever you like, it's messy, it takes a while, but it's fun.

Finger painting - this is totally fun.

Tip: The whole idea is not to just find something for the kids to do - it is about finding an activity that you all agree in and you all participate in. You may want to let one person pick one time and everyone has to go along and then next time somebody else picks. Fun isn't just about fighting boredom its abut creating special moments of laughter and bonding that will bring you closer together and a whole lot happier.

Leave or Make a Funny Phone Message - the shorter the better.

Make Same Paper Mache

Start a Sketchbook - what would you like to draw? Just start sketching and see what happens

Start a Collection - Baseball cards, coins, stamps, or something from nature like seashells or rocks

Start a Diary Full of Dreams - So many self help books say that you greatly increase the chances of your dreams coming true - so why not? Dream, Imagine, live, love, laugh and build your life around being happy. Make an outrageous diary full of dreams

Have a Talent Show - Can you include the neighbors, cousins or friends?

Make a Care Package - Whether it is for a relative, a friend, a single mom or whatever there isn't enough care packages in the world.

Get a Karaoke Machine - who knows it could be the start to your American Idol career.

Make a Time Capsule. Even you don't actually make one - what the heck would you put in it and why?

Make Up Some Poems about boredom or popcorn or whatever you like.

Get some washable crayons, put on some music and find some walls.

Who is in charge? - Send a letter to the leader of your country

Research - check the local paper for special events and go do something you have never done before

Favorite Tunes - Music Make a list of your favorite songs then make a CD

The Weather is Great - Write five postcards to friends even if you are not on vacation.

Write Songs with a Child

When Someone Falls Asleep - Stack some strange items on them and take some pictures.

Creative Projects with Technology


Make an Audio or Video Letter for a Friend or Relative

Take Photos of Pets in funny hats, glasses or whatever

Have a Photo Slide Show of a past holiday or special event

Paint a Canvas. You cant go wrong with some paint, some brushes and a little happy music

Photography - try to get some candid shots of the people you are with.

Photography - Get everyone dressed up for some pictures. Try different outfits.

Photography - Get everyone to express the same emotion in a picture. Anger, confusion, glee, uneasiness, insanity etc..This little creative project has been funny every single time I have done it. It also makes great photos to frame in those multiple image frame holders.

Photo Album - Turn all your loose photos into a photo album. It is probably a pretty good idea to make a backup of your photos and put them in a safe place out of our house while you are at it.

Make a Lip Sync Video or a silly commercial.

Make a Photo Album for a Friend or Family Member. There are numerous online photo album makers that do a really good job for a very reasonable price.

Make a Video Doucmentary About Your Family

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