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    23 Amusing Things That'll Entertain You When You're Bored

    When you can't stop singing, "I'm bored in the house and I'm in the house bored."

    1. This polymer clay starter kit, if you want to make your own bright and funky accessories. You can use it to craft earrings, keychains, pendants, wine charms — you name it.

    The clay set in a plastic case with compartments

    2. A set of postcards that'll remind you to reach out to your family and friends. They'll appreciate the gesture, and it'll give you the chance to brush up on your penmanship.

    The set of botanical postcards next to their box

    3. A bird-watching log book, so you'll have somewhere to keep note of the stunning feathered friends you've spotted around your neighbourhood. It comes with an index and fillable sections you can use to keep your sightings organized.

    4. This Simpsons puzzle that'll keep your brain working and entertained, at the same time. This thing is 1,000 pieces, so be prepared to spend a few hours on it (or grab a puzzle mat so you can roll it away and continue later).

    a puzzle with hundreds of characters from the simpsons

    5. A pack of vibrant markers that'll let you doodle with all the colours of the rainbow (and more). They're double-sided, with a fine point on one end for outlines and a thicker point on the other for colouring.

    6. A paint-by-numbers kit that'll give you something creative to work on, and eventually, new decor to put up. Reviewers love that it's not overly complicated, but still challenging enough to entertain them for a day or two of painting.

    A finished image of the paint by numbers image of daisies

    7. This embroidery starter kit that'll give you something besides your phone to fiddle with when you're bored. Reviewers love how cute the designs are, and say the instructions are foolproof — even if you've never sewn before.

    a person working on one of the embroidery patterns

    8. A Wacom drawing tablet, if you're a budding digital artist who doesn't want to go broke buying gadgets. It comes with three design programs you can install for free, so you can get a real feel for that virtual drawing life before signing up for a full subscription.

    The wacom drawing tablet and stylus plugged into a laptop

    9. A Nintendo Switch Lite that'll provide you with endless entertainment, if you're into gaming. It's totally portable, so you don't need to be glued to your TV to use it.

    10. A bottle of fabric dye that'll transform your tired, old clothes and make 'em look even better than they did when you first got them. You can even use it to create tie-dye designs, too.

    11. A scrunchie-making kit that'll give you the tools to make your own. It comes with enough materials to make three, but you could improvise to make a couple of smaller sizes to use for half pony days, too.

    The contents of the scrunchie making kit

    12. A calligraphy guide and a pair of brush pens, if you've always been obsessed with making your handwriting as pretty as it can be.

    13. A Friends activity book that'll let you indulge in word games and quizzes about Monica Geller and the gang. Reviewers say it's great for fans of any age, and that it's a hilarious gift option, too.

    The cover of the friends activity book

    14. A pair of roller skates, because you've seen how cute everyone on TikTok looks when they glide around effortlessly. These babies even light up, so you'll look just as rad as your kid neighbours.

    One of the roller skates with light up wheels and a break on the front

    15. A Keanu Reeves colouring book, if you love Keanu and colouring. You'll get to fill in 35 hand-drawn illustrations that'll let you bask in his brooding gaze for hours.

    The front cover of a Keanu Reeves colouring book

    16. A Spikeball Pro set, if you and your pals ever get bored of just sitting around. It's an active two-on-two game that requires "spiking" the ball onto the net so it ricochets toward your opponent, with a few rules that'll make it equal parts fun and challenging.

    The spikeball balls, net, and carrying bag

    17. A UV lamp that'll transform your need for the perfect manicure into an artistic hobby. Plus, if you always manage to mess up your nails while you're waiting for them to dry (like I do), then this thing will basically change your life.

    18. The first volume of of Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo that'll awaken a deep appreciation for Neo-Tokyo and Japanese cyberpunk. If you've seen the film and loved it, you'll be pleased to discover it only covers the first of six volumes — meaning there is sooo much more story to delve into.

    The cover of Akira's first volume

    19. A foldable foot basin, because even if you've got nothing to do, you can sit back, relax, and soak your feet. It has built-in massage rollers that'll knead your achy arches, too.

    20. A Disney board game that'll let you scheme and strategize under the guise of your favourite villain. Reviewers say it's fun for kids and adults, and love how relevant it is to the movies.

    The pieces, cards, and board for the Disney Villans game

    21. A deck of yoga exercise cards that'll give you a range of poses to practice and learn. Each card has an illustration, description, and a code you can scan to access an online video tutorial of each posture (designed by a certified yoga instructor).

    A person reading the cards, with a few laid out on the floor

    22. And a non-slip yoga mat, so you can have a designated spot to stretch out or get your sweat on. It's on the thicker side for comfort (this one's six millimetres), so it'll give your joints the padding they need.

    Two rolled up yoga mats

    23. And finally, this self-discovery journal that'll offer you an introspective question, every day for a whole year. Reviewers say it's a great way to reflect — especially if you're someone who wants to journal, but doesn't always get around to it.

    The cover of the self-discovery journal

    Have fun, y'all!

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