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At Home Boredom Buster Guide

Sponsored by Kendall Patterson -Realtor -Coldwell Banker Bain

By Melinda Larke - Cherry Valley Macaroni Kid March 19, 2020

There is always days where we will prefer to stay home or are forced to stay home.  Either way, making sure your kids are occupied with fun activities always makes the day go a little easier.  Be sure to book mark this guide for all those days when you can't or don't want to leave the house. 

This guide is sponsored by Kendall Patterson -Realtor -Coldwell Banker Bain, your local Real Estate Agent specializing in building strong relationships and caring for you and your home, long after you close.





Though I am a native Seattleite, I’ve lived all over the state. Thanks to my former career in sales, I spent many years traveling around Washington, Oregon and Idaho. I can say without hesitation that I love the Pacific Northwest; it seems every town here has its own unique and beautiful aspects. Seeing the beauty and potential in homes we tour is a highlight of my business. Finding the right home for you and your family is a decision that balances dreams and emotions with financial reality. It is important that you understand the process and are taken care of at every step of the way. It is my job to help you achieve your goals by educating you on the process, building a trusting relationship between us and ethically discharging my duties as a licensed real estate broker. As a small business owner and entrepreneur, I take pride in caring for your needs and helping you achieve your desired results. I am a married mother of three amazing children! We are an active, athletic, artistic and music-loving family who also love to inline skate the Sammamish Trail, hike wherever we can and paint together as a family. We play a lot of softball and baseball, and our daughter is a wrestler too! I look forward to having the opportunity to help you find the spot that you wish to call home – that one place that fulfills all your dreams. Let’s work together.





Anytime Crafts - 
🎨 LOVE Dot Paint Craft
🎨 Simple Caterpillar Craft
🎨 Make Your Own Bubble Wand
🎨 Rainy Day Boredom Buster Series - Paint Pouring
🎨 Rainy Day Boredom Buster Series - Melting Crayon Art
🎨 Marker Watercolor Art
🎨 Apple Butterfly Craft
🎨 Easy DIY Puzzle Piece Frames
🎨 How to Make Bubble Wrap Art
🎨 Fork Flower Craft
🎨 How to Make a Basket Out of Newspapers
🎨 DIY Paper Straw Necklace
🎨 How to Make a Paper Heart Chain
🎨 Create an Apple Stamp from Cardboard Tubes
🎨 Toilet Paper Roll Owls
🎨 How To Make Pop-Up Puppets
🎨 Creating Cheer: 5 Ways for Kids to Decorate Your Home's Windows

Holiday and Seasonal Crafts - 
🎨 Window Cling Snowflakes
🎨 DIY Craft Stick Snowflakes
🎨 Craft a Pinecone Turkey
🎨 Rolled Paper Pumpkins
🎨 Build a Leprechaun Trap
🎨 Three Easy Saint Patrick's Day Crafts for Preschoolers
🎨 A Simple Snowman Craft Your Kids Can Make
🎨 Three Easy July 4th Crafts For Kids
🎨 Fangtastic Crafts and Activities (Halloween Fun}
🎨 Valentine Heart Craft 
🎨 Easter Craft: Water Bottle Bunny Basket
🎨 Toilet Paper Roll Ornament
🎨 Mexican Tissue Paper Flowers
🎨 Macaroni Fun ~ Snow Dough
🎨 Snow Much Fun: 5 Ways for Your Kids to Have Indoor Fun with Snow
🎨 Macaroni Made: Shamrock Stamps





πŸ₯Ό Ice and Salt Experiment
πŸ₯Ό Exploding Apples
πŸ₯Ό Make Crystal Shapes
πŸ₯Ό Create a Cloud in a Jar
πŸ₯Ό Easy Glitter Slime Recipe
πŸ₯Ό Explode Soda with Mentos
πŸ₯Ό Cleaning a Penny
πŸ₯Ό STEM Craft: Fizzy Dinosaur Eggs Are Fun to Make -- and Break
πŸ₯Ό DIY Sponge Grass Garden

πŸ₯Ό Create a Blizzard Indoors












🍽 Cooking with Kids: Mini Corn Dogs
🍽 Build an Ice Castle Out of Sugar Cubes
🍽 Popping Up Flavorful Fun: Popcorn Treats Your Family Will Love
🍽 Halloween Marshmallow Pops
🍽 Bunny Hop - Cake Pop
🍽 Patriotic Fruit Pops
🍽 S'more Pops!
🍽 Easy Cookies for Valentine's Day
🍽 Easter Cookies ~ Nests with Candy Eggs
🍽 Banana Crumb Cake Muffins
🍽 S'more Brownies, Please!
🍽 Sweet Spring Eats: Easter Basket & Bird Nest Cupcakes












🌼 Create a Fairy Garden
🌼 6 Tips For Planting A Kid-Friendly Garden
🌼Gutter Garden
🌼 DIY Indoor/Outdoor Tent
🌼 "Classic" Outdoor Games
🌼 Host Your Own Playground or Backyard Summer Games!
🌼 How to Build a Fairy Gnome House
🌼 Welcome the Birds to Your Backyard!
🌼 Geocaching: Treasure Hunt in Your Backyard!
🌼 Fall Scavenger Hunt and Craft



🌼 Discover Spring with a Color Hunt! 
🌼 Ice Block Treasure Hunt
🌼Play at Home! Balloon Badminton
🌼 Fun Jumping Games for Kids!
🌼 7 Tips for a Successful Football Game with Kids
🌼 Let's Go on a Hunt; A Scavenger Hunt!
🌼 Photo Scavenger Hunt for Teens and Tweens: A FREE Printable!
🌼 Let's Play Bingo!
🌼 Earth Day Fun: How to Sprout Seeds In Your Home
🌼 50 Ways to Explore Your Backyard









Keep finding your family fun -