Summer is (finally!) here, bringing sunny skies, long days, and a welcome break from our usual routines. Carefree summer days can bring something else, too – those dreaded cries of “I’m bored!” from kids used to the daily structure of school. Fight off boredom with these interactive, creative activities designed to keep idle hands busy and young minds engaged, indoors or out. Just right for lazy afternoons or to keep kids occupied at picnics and parties, these projects are easy, affordable, and require minimal adult supervision. Plus, you can find everything you need at your local crafts store.