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    29 Entertaining Things For Anyone Who Needs Some Excitement In Their Life

    A little less *yawn* and a little more "yay."

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    1. A mini piñata making kit so you can make three fun shapes to treasure...or fill with candy and wallop with a bat. To each their own.


    There are 10 designs but only enough materials to make three piñatas.

    Promising review: "My kids (5 and 8) loved these piñatas. I love that the box comes with three options, so each kid got to choose their own, and there was no fighting. I had to do a lot of the work for the 5-year-old, but she still loved helping me pick out the design, pop out the decorative pieces, and glue the strips. We spent about two hours total on both piñatas (with a few breaks to let the glue dry) before the kiddos rushed outside to smash them to bits." —Stephanie Hatcher

    Get it from Amazon for $16.37.

    2. A waffle stick maker for delicious, dippable waffles any time. Concoct elaborate dipping sauces and toppings to maximize the tasty fun.

    the waffle iron that makes four sticks at once

    Promising review: "I do not normally rave about kitchen appliances but I love this little guy! I impulse bought it after reading some reviews and craving waffles. It seriously is the best waffle maker I have ever used. We had a more expensive one that would flip to cook evenly, but this thing has that beat by a mile. I have used it a dozen times and the waffles come out perfect every time. I spray with vegetable oil before pouring in 1/3 cup of batter (as other reviewers have noted it does not come with a measuring cup) and then set a timer for four minutes. When I am done, I just unplug it and let it cool, then wipe it off with a cloth. I know the color and cartoonish logo may turn some people off but I seriously recommend this iron to everyone." —leahas

    Get it from Amazon for $20.10.

    3. A pack of reflection cards meant to spark meaningful conversations and help you get past basic small talk. These are good for ice-breakers, catching up with old friends, or even for when talk with your SO gets stale.

    the cards

    The pack comes with over 100 cards and has questions like "If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about your life, the world, or anything else, what would you want to know?"

    Promising review: "I am a therapist and have used these cards with all ages. I may have to tweak some of the questions for teens vs adults but they are helpful. I have also used them with couples. The questions are thoughtful and provide some vulnerability to build trust and for seeking a sense of self." —Amishmom

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    4. A long-lasting temporary tattoo kit for when you're bored of your current ink situation and wanna mix it up — for a little bit, at least.

    mermaid tattoo on thigh

    Apply the ink with a stencil, and the tattoo will develop over the next day to look like the real deal.

    Promising review: "I purchased the kit for me and my GF. This was my first time with this kind of tattoo making, so I wasn't sure what to expect aside from having a lot of fun. Well, we had way more than fun as we started inking each other. The tattoo making process is really easy. My tat is now six days old and still looks dark and sharp." —Golan

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes).

    5. An electric gummy maker to help you live every young child's dream by turning your kitchen into a candy factory.

    gummies next to the device

    The device comes with four molds and a giant gummy bear mold. It makes fish, worms, and bears.

    Promising review: "This was a lot of fun and easy to do. My 5-year-old had a blast with it. Some complain about the pot heating up too slowly and used the stove instead. I don't know, I thought it heated up just fine and it make it a lot more fun to use the included pot and give everyone a chance to stir. The molds are fantastic. I also recommend like others have said to use either two or three packets of the unflavored gelatin. We used three packets and they came out great." —Joe

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    6. A bottle of semi-permanent hair dye, because life is short and your hair would totally look cute in pink or green.,,

    Promising review: "This is hands down the most beautiful dark green I have ever used. It's very deep and pigmented and the color lasted about a month! The amount of compliments I got on it helped secure it's place as number one in my heart." —Hannah

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 20 colors).

    7. A freakin' bazooka that makes dinner extra fun. It pops out sushi rolls with a plunger for quick and easy maki.

    a round roll being pushed out of a plunger like device

    Promising review: "Tested out the new Sushezi sushi maker for dinner tonight. It's awesome! Really easy to use. Much easier than just a traditional rolling mat. My kids had a great time helping too." —Wraven

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    8. A book of 642 tiny things to draw sure to inspire you to get out there and practice doodling.

    a small book that fits in the crook of a reviewer's hand

    Promising review: "Bought this for my very artistic 13-year-old daughter. She's forever asking, 'what should I draw?' I crossed my fingers when I ordered this, as we've tried many other books to inspire her that didn't. When I gave it to her, I was expecting a lukewarm response. However, as she thumbed through the book, she started giggling and smiling and couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I even got a spontaneous hug. She ran to the door when her dad got home to show him the book. And I think that the 642 options may just keep her inspired for a few weeks! ;) Any book that can charm a 13-year-old girl is a keeper in my book!" —Fascinated viewer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.29.

    9. A gigantic game of Jenga so the stakes are (literally) higher.

    large jenga

    Promising review: "I opened the package, looked at each piece and found no flaws, pulled on the pieces and played shortly, and packed it back. So far it’s great quality and plays well. For those complaining about the height, it starts at 2.5 feet and can build UP to 5 feet." —Ally

    Get it from Amazon for $119.95.

    10. A cute bento box and food sticks to ensure that making and bringing lunch is something you enjoy instead of dread., Amazon

    Get the bento box for $11.50 and the eight picks for $6.15 from Amazon.

    11. A DIY puffy sticker kit because the only thing better than puffy stickers is making them yourself.


    Promising review: "These are actually quite cute. The kit comes with everything needed to make the stickers — pre-colored images as well as images to color yourself. It can be a little tricky for little hands to layer everything correctly and get a nice good seal on the edges, but with a little help, little ones can make impressive puffy stickers. The instructions do state to not cut too close to the edge, which was done accidentally, and the sticker came apart — but after that, we made them correctly. I was hoping for a refill kit, but I don't believe one is available." —Annamarie

    Get it from Amazon for $11.30.

    12. A pair of fondue mugs for anyone looking to dip their toes into the world of fondue. I personally, would like to dip my whole body into a vat of melted cheese, thank you.

    two mugs with windows on the bottom for small candles next to sticks for dripping food

    Promising review: "This really was a GREAT product! It avoids all the hassles of a common fondue pot (the need to sit around, hard to reach, messy) and the personal portions definitely make it a more fun experience! It's designed perfectly, to accommodate a tea light candle, keep it lit, AND keep the cheese hot and bubbling for the entire time!" —MT Inc.

    Get them from Amazon for $14.95.

    13. A fun and beautiful board game where you get to achieve your dreams and play as a forest. *wistfully stares out of the window*


    Basically you're growing trees. Each player starts with two. The trees absorb light and get light points, which can be used to disperse seeds. There is a "sun" rotating around the board, so players have to time and position everything properly to get the most sunlight.

    Promising review: "Don't be fooled by the beautiful artwork, or the adorable little illustrated animals hidden within the components, Photosynthesis is a vicious abstract strategy game, and it's probably the best use of thematic gameplay for any tabletop game in 2017, worthy of being equated with other top tier uses of theme in designing gameplay, such as Shadows Over Camelot, Blood Rage, and just about anything produced by Fantasy Flights." —Paul Bulger

    Get it from Amazon for $34.40.

    14. Cat Tarot so you can get into the fun hobby of predicting the future. I see in your future: your cat pushing these on the floor.

    the cards with various cute cats on them

    Promising review: "These cards are great! As someone who owns more than a couple of tarot decks, the cardstock on these is superb for the price. This deck is friendly and has a very aesthetically pleasing color palette — even some of the darker cards of the deck are rather light-hearted. The images themselves are fantastic, cute, colorful without overdoing it, and not too gimmicky. If you like tarot and you also happen to like cats, get this deck!" —A. Asher

    Get it from Amazon for $15.96.

    15. A tie-dye kit with everything you need to give your white clothing a colorful makeover.


    Promising review: "Bought this for an activity for my daughters 10th birthday!! OMG!!! You would have thought (enter your favorite celebrity here) showed up!! The kids loved it! It was easy to do for the kids....but make sure YOU COVER EVERYTHING YOU DON'T WANT TIE-DYED!! Great product!!" —Dani Lane

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    16. An online class that will show you the ropes of a new hobby, whether it's photography, guitar, or something else.

    model holds camera

    Udemy offers all sorts of online classes that could help you further your career, teach you a new skill, or help you get into a new hobby. See all classes here.

    Get the photography or guitar class from Udemy for $12.99.

    17. A catch and release aquarium kit for curious kids and adults who want an up-close look at marine critters.,

    Promising review: "I own a kayak eco-tour business and this bucket has been amazing for my tours! It is such a great way to get up close and personal with marine life with minimal stress to the animals! This has been an amazing tool for me. The handle and lid make it super easy to pass the bucket around in a group of paddlers or beachcombers. This bucket is better than a plastic container because it will last longer, and the handle is great for ease. This bucket looks official and fun! Putting critters in this globe really showcases the little details of the ecosystem that folks might just miss out on or under-appreciate without having such a unique and up-close viewing experience! It really brings the appreciation of the ecosystem to the next level for kids and adults alike. I LOVE this globe!" —Miranda Murphy

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    18. A ravioli press to make fresh pasta pillows at home and stuff 'em with whatever you want. Dessert ravioli? No one can stop you!


    The press makes 12 raviolis at once. You can also use it for stuffed cookies or teeny-tiny pies. Anyway, please invite me over after you get this.

    Promising review: "This little gadget was great. I thought it would be something to get used to, but I was able to make perfect raviolis the first try! For the price, you just can't beat this ravioli press. I don't know why anyone would buy the super expensive attachment for the Kitchenaid when this is just as easy —probably more so." —PFamily

    Get it from Amazon for $19.36.

    19. A geode kit because nothing breaks up the monotony of everyday life quite like literally breaking up some rocks.

    hand holds up open geode in front of box

    This kit comes with 10 breakable rocks.

    Promising review: "We’ve only opened the first rock but I’m already impressed. Normally these end up being duds but this one was really spectacular and large! My son is 4 and he’s excited to open the rest for his collection." —Heremeow

    Get it from Amazon for $21.24.

    20. A Fuji Instax Mini 9 so you can get out there and become the official instant photographer of your friend group.

    model holds blue camera

    Grab a value pack of film (60 pictures) from Amazon for $31.

    Promising review: "This camera was a hit at my sister's engagement party. Instead of a photo booth with silly props, I brought back the '90s with this FujiFilm and bought these clothes pin string lights that Amazon also sells. People took pictures and hung/clipped them to the lighted string which made for a great social activity at an event where you have all sorts of people from your life who don't know each other gather in one place. :) Just wish this had a memory card, but I won't take a star away for something it never said it had." —Mariana

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95 (available in five colors).

    21. Machi Koro — a card-building game that makes you the mayor of a new city.

    the box

    The game comes with cards, fake money, and dice. It's up to you to build up your city before the other players. You can play with up to four people.

    Promising review: "This game is a lot of fun. The games can last anywhere from 20–40 minutes but in general it's a short game which is nice. The rules and set up are simple and easy to learn. My husband and I played three games the day we got it and each time we used different strategies so there are a variety of ways to win. There are also a couple variations in the game instructions that make the game easier or harder depending on what you want. Looking forward to playing more!" —S Rose

    Get it from Amazon for $25.44.

    22. Or if you hate competition: Ravine, a co-op card game where players work together to survive in the woods.

    cards and coins from the game

    This game looks so fun and you don't even have to go outside to play! During the "day," players can use their allotted hearts to look for food and supplies. You all share your resources and hope you survive each "night." It comes with 193 cards, wood health tokens, and a big fire token. It's good for 3–6 players.

    Promising review: "If you want a co-op card game that you can play with literally anyone, get this. Other than Uno and maybe Coup, this is the only card game we can actually play with our 5-year-old and have fun. And, yes it’s 'always fun to play card games with your kids,' but you know what I actually mean." —Smokey

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95.

    23. A teeny-tiny Magic 8 Ball so you can spark some of that childlike wonder you used to feel all the time.


    Get it from Amazon for $6.37.

    24. A pack of bendy foam curling rods for a traditional way to get awesome curls without the pain of hard plastic rollers.


    Promising review: "I love it: The longer you leave them on, the tighter the curl. I have very straight hair and these have curled my hair without using a heating tool, I highly recommend it." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 42 from Amazon for $12.99.

    25. A subscription to Hulu so you can draw the curtains, cancel all your plans, and watch a whole bunch of movies and television shows.

    hulu screen

    You can watch tons of TV shows currently on air, plus classic oldies. There are also amazing originals like The Handmaid's Tale and Difficult People. Right now, I'm catching up on What We Do In The Shadows and you should too!

    Get Hulu starting at $5.99 a month.

    26. A watermelon ball that, as the name suggests, is filled with water instead of air. Its weight makes it ideal for intense games of keep-away.

    model in pool with watermelon ball

    Promising review: "This product seems so simple yet provides a lot of entertainment and activity. It doesn't quite float, doesn't quite sink, and can be slow-motion dribbled underwater. Adults and kids alike enjoy it but it was the biggest hit with my 17-year-old son and his friends. I find myself playing with it even when I'm alone in the pool and, because of its weight, it works pretty well for in or out of water arm workouts. It's sturdy, well-made and will definitely remain a fixture in our pool." —Jennifer M.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    27. A scarf knitting kit so you can make your own warm accessory before the cold weather hits.

    model wears long knit scarf
    We Are Knitters

    The kit comes with four skeins of wool, a pattern, a small knitter's sewing needle, embroidered label, and optional knitting needles.

    Get it from We Are Knitters for $76 (available in 18 colors).

    28. Cute cloud press-on nails for an instantly impressive manicure.

    blue nails with white clouds

    The kit comes with 24 nails, glue, and a mini emory board.

    Get it from RaveNailz on Etsy for $25.

    29. An avocado seed growing kit so you can turn your food scraps into a beautiful, leafy friend.,

    Sadly, it's very unlikely you'll grow your own avocados in your home (it's super hard to get an avocado tree to bear fruit) but it's still a nice plant! It takes about three to six weeks for your seed to start to germinate, but don't worry: about 90% of all seeds will eventually start to grow.

    Promising review: "This is a no brainier purchase if you have any interest in sprouting an avocado seed. It balances fine and looks good sitting in the living room. I would love to see a little less branding but that is my only slight complaint." —Aaron

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95+ (available in four color schemes).

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