Some fun things for kids to do when they're bored include baking cookies, doing a jigsaw puzzle or drawing murals with sidewalk chalk. Other fun activities for bored kids include creating a scavenger hunt and stringing uncooked macaroni for homemade jewelry.
One fun activity for kids to do when they're bored is to make a sock puppet out of an old sock. By drawing a face on the foot part with a marker, the child can instantly transform the sock into a homemade puppet. Kids can put on their own shows using the sock puppets they have created. Attach pipe cleaners, googly eyes, buttons or ribbons to the sock for an even more creative puppet.
Another activity for kids to do when they're bored is making a homemade volcano out of papier-mache. By mixing baking soda and vinegar together, kids can even make their volcanoes explode. For this effect, place a few tablespoons of baking soda into the cavity of the papier mache volcano (or in a bowl underneath it) and slowly add vinegar until the solution starts to bubble and fizz, rising up and out of the volcano replica like real lava.
Bored kids may also like the idea of making their own bubbles. To make a homemade bubble solution, mix 1 cup of granulated soap or soap powder with a quart of warm water. Add food coloring to create colored bubbles. Kids can make their own bubble wands by twisting pipe cleaners.