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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."

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    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
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    It comes with a rolling pin, bag of clay chips, storage box, roll of string, three wooden circles, five pouches of mica powder, five shaping tools, 35 jewelry accessories (earring hooks, pendants, rings, and clips), and 46 blocks of colourful polymer clay.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99 (originally $39.99). Also available in a larger kit.

    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.

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    They're cute enough to frame and use a few as decor if you wanted, too!

    Get a pack of 100 on Amazon Canada for $24.84.

    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.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $7.84.

    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
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99 (originally $23.99).

    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.

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    Get a pack of 40 on Amazon Canada for $35.97+. Also available in larger sets.

    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
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    It comes with a set of acrylic paints and three paintbrushes.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.99 (originally $19.99). Available in 22 illustration options.

    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
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    It comes with an embroidery hoop, scissors, instructions, three needles, three sets of thread, and three fabrics with three different patterns to follow.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.99. Available in three design packs.

    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
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    I got this thing at the start of quarantine when I didn’t have a job and desperately needed a hobby. And let me tell you, it did wonders for my anxiety. I’ve always liked drawing and painting, but never got serious enough to build a stock of supplies. So, while I was scouring the internet for fun stuff to distract myself with, I came across this baby. It’s Wacom’s “beginner” model that doesn’t cost $1,000.

    It comes with a stylus, ten extra nibs, and three design programs.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $84.99 (originally $89.99).

    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.

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    BuzzFeed writers like it so much, there's already a full-on review of it written here (just scroll down to #7).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $259.96+. Available in four colours.

    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.

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    If the fabric you're dyeing has more than 40% polyester, acrylic, or acetate, use this synthetic fibre dye instead. You might also want to grab some dye fixative if you want to avoid colour bleeding (though it isn't necessary if you thoroughly rinse the dye out).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.17. Available in 36 colours.

    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.

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    It comes with a safety pin, fabric, two spools of cotton thread, and five elastic strips.

    Get it from ThreadtheNeedleFab on Etsy for $19.99.

    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.

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    If you're feeling real adventurous, try these fountain dip pens instead.

    Get the calligraphy guide for $9.15 and the pair of brush pens for $7.99, both on Amazon Canada.

    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.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.67. Also available in a book of crosswords.

    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
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    Get them on Amazon Canada for $106.99+. Available in sizes 6—11. Also available in black and without lights.

    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.

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    Don't forget to pick up some Keanu-worthy pencil crayons, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.73.

    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
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    The net is collapsible, so the whole set fits in the bag it comes with.

    Get the game on Amazon Canada for $129.99.

    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.

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    Pair it with a cuticle removing solution or a foot scrub buffer for pedis, too.

    "I'm not a fan of regular polish (mainly because I'm just too impatient to let it dry), and I definitely don't have the skills to even attempt acrylic nails. So I thought gel polish would be a happy medium. I chose this one because it doesn't have a base, meaning I can just pop it over my feet when I'm painting my toenails." —May Ning

    Check out May's full review of this UV lamp here!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.99 (originally $27.99).

    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
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    The Akira manga series follows an intense exploration of societal pressures within a post-apocalyptic (and futuristic) Neo-Tokyo. With a huge array of characters (some with super-human abilities), the manga largely focuses on the character development of Kaneda, Kei, and Tetsuo — along with gang violence, political corruption, and growing up.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.69. You can pick up the second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth volumes, too.

    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.

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    Pair it with an Epsom salt soak and let the home spa vibes unfurl.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $41. Available in three colours.

    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
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    It can be played on its own, or together with this base game and expansion pack if you've got more than three players.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $33.54 (originally $49.99).

    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
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    The cards are colour coded to represent different types of poses (hip openers are orange, backbends are purple, twists are pink, etc.), so you can easily cater your practice around specific movements.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.97. Also available in a larger deck.

    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.

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    You can also get a two-millimetre or four-millimetre mat, if you'd prefer something thinner.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $96+. Available in two sizes and 10 colours.

    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
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.99. Also available on Kindle.

    Have fun, y'all!


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