10 Works of Art to Make When You're Bored Out of Your Mind

I don't know about you, but when I get bored I feel like sleeping. This is what makes me the lazy person that I am. However, there is a solution! Creating art and making statements makes for a fun-filled day for everyone. Next time you're painfully bored, try making some of this art at home.

1. B-A-N-A-N-A-S

I don't like bananas that much because they rot too quickly. However, I can have fun drawing on them. So can you! And then you can pose them in strange situations and take pictures of them. (Source: funlol)

2. Make a Statement to Your Family and Friends (And Whoever Else Will Listen)

Australian artist Stelios Arcadious wanted to implant a third ear into his arm and spent 10 years searching for a surgeon willing to perform the operation. Well, looks like he found one! The ear was grown in a lab and implanted into his left forearm. He plans to get a microphone implanted to it that will connect to a bluetooth. Nothing like staying with the technology. (Source: dailymail )

A Canadian artist named Victoria Van Dyke showed up at an art gallery in Toronto one day with her chopped off little pinky toe in a jar. She asked for it to be shown in the gallery. The museum refused and called 911, fearful that they had a crazy person on their hands. (Source: arthistoryarchive)

Is that a toe in there?Is that a toe in there?

3. Make Art From Your Veggies

Now you can applaud your kids for playing with their food as you create these elaborate yet scary veggie sculptures. Caution: You may scare them out of eating healthy. Or give them nightmares. Or both. (Source: funfever)

4. Pull Out the Scotch Tape

Did you ever put scotch tape on your nostrils to pull them up and make you look like you have a pig nose? No? Well, me neither. Here are even more ways to have fun with scotch tape. (Source: ironicresult )


5. Bake a Cake

These make me want to dust off those baking supplies and bake a cake. Wait, I have a better idea. How about you bake one for me? (Source: englishrussia)

6. Make a Tire Sculpture

The next time you look at that massive pile of tires in your front yard, remember these sculptures and get to work. They can't be that hard to make. Looks like just a little duct tape and staples. (Source: fundumper )

7. Make a Pyramid of Spoons

I know many of you probably have 9,000 spoons laying around (I do), so why not make a sculpture out of them? After that get 9,000 boxes of cereal and you're all set to go. (Source: Trendhunter)

I wonder what would happen if I removed that one all the way at the bottom...I wonder what would happen if I removed that one all the way at the bottom...

I think I finally found my prom dressI think I finally found my prom dress

8. Clean Out Your Cupboards

Canstruction is a competition where people make sculptures out of cans that are later donated to food banks. When you're done making your entry into this year's Canstruction, donate it to your local food bank, because you aren't going to win anyway. (Source: myinterestingfiles)

9. Coin stacking

Instead of taking those coins to the bank, try stacking them into detailed sculptures. I wonder how long one of these would take. Someone has too much free time on their hands. (Source: hemmy)

10. Create Some Sexy Balloon Art

Guaranteed you will be the life of the party if you bring one of these. Don't worry about finding a date, now you can just inflate one in any position you like! Warning: Naked Balloon Man Ahead (Sources: commercialarchive, anythingbutdull )

So there you have it. My top 10 works of art to make when you're completely bored out of your mind. What do you think? Anyone want to attempt to add a second nose on the side of their neck? No? Okay then, I guess I'm on my own. Hey,...maybe that's why I can't get any dates.....

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Apr 24, 2008
by Toby
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How fun!

These are great, Diana! Thanks for sharing.

Apr 24, 2008
by Anonymous

Looks like fruit to me

I thought that all of these entries were entertaining, but the veggies in #3 were all fruit.

I do agree that the toe in the jar doesn't look like a toe (it looks like an egg), but if that isn't what the woman brought in the jar, the original site has the wrong picture.

Apr 29, 2008
by Anonymous


Pretty awesome :)

Jul 7, 2008
by Anonymous


eeeeew thats akward (the balloons)

Nov 1, 2008
by Anonymous

wow. Ballons.

This is funky.

Someone has waay to much spare time!


Feb 16, 2009
by Anonymous


these are cool pics like them thank u for the idea