31 Things From Walmart That’ll Give You Something To Do Other Than Watch TV
Kick back with these fun items that'll help you forget all about your shows (for now).
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sewing machine so you can binge-sew instead of binge-watch.
Promising review: "Wow. For the price, this is an excellent machine. Even the automatic button-hole maker works! So many customizations available. I'm not a very frequent sewer, but I've been sewing for almost 50 years. I got very tired of my 40-year-old machine and replaced it in a hurry when I read the reviews on this one!" — Morely
junior-size drum set for rocking out every night of the week.
It comes with the stands, cymbals, and drumsticks.
Promising review: "Great product and great construction. One of the best that I have seen as a starter set for children. Would highly recommend buying this set for your child if they are just starting out." — Saltlife728
Price: $119.90 (available in six colors)
tie-dye kit that's got every color in the rainbow to make the most colorful creations of all time.
Promising review: "I love how convenient this is...just add water and shake. No prep time needed. Simple to use and many wonderful colors!" — Angie
Cricut machine for whipping up everything from T-shirts to home decor.
Promising review: "This is one fun machine. I bought it for my daughter for Christmas. The price was the same as at other online businesses and easier to pick up at the store. My daughter has made T-shirts and signs and labeled all her containers in her craft room. Loving it." — Karen
It comes with 21 pencils, a coloring book, an illustration marker, and an eraser and sharpener.
Promising review: "My niece is an artist, and she would not use pencils other than Prismacolor. She got me hooked on coloring; I am glad Walmart is offering this item that I can afford. I love using the pages provided because they are so detailed and best for traveling." — Stepstosuccess
Instax camera for taking photos the old-school way and getting instant pics to put on your fridge.
It comes with a pack of film.
Promising review: "My son bought this little camera for me tonight as an early Christmas gift so that I can create some cute little memories for our family. This little camera is so awesome! The pictures are clear and perfectly centered. It's easy to use, and I couldn't be more pleased. So wonderful to have instant photos again!" — TLK2019
Price: $59 (available in five colors)
guitar that'll let you channel your inner Ed Sheeran instead of flipping through the channels.
Promising review: "Good guitar for the money; stays in tune." — AllThumbs
high-flying drone so cool, you might forget that TVs even exist.
Promising review: "Sporty, responsive, and fun. I've owned other drones that were glitchy and hard to handle, but this one is a dream. Cost is just right for this kind of quality, too. I live in the Bronx, and we have a great skyline of Manhattan near the Harlem River. I fly along and over the river a lot with little fear of losing control or crashing — that's the best compliment I can give!" — Breezy
lettering set to use when you decide to send snail mail to all your buds or want to step up your doodling game.
It comes with four pens.
knitting machine for anybody who's into homemade scarves but doesn't like needles.
Promising review: "This machine is amazing. You can make baby hats, purses, socks, leg warmers, scarves, and more! This machine is inexpensive, and it works very well! I highly recommend the Singer knitting machine." — KnittingLover
Crayola fabric markers so you can personalize all your clothes with all your TV-free time.
It comes with 10 markers.
Promising review: "I bought these for my second-grade students to use when coloring a cloth bag for Mother's Day. They were easy for the kids to use, and the colors were brilliant." — Bryant
camera case that'll protect your camera while you're out honing your photography skills.
Price: $17.99 (available in six styles)
Sidewalk chalk to make your hopscotch games more colorful. Plus, it costs less than your Netflix subscription.
It includes 48 colors of sidewalk chalk.
Promising review: "Got this for my grandsons to use to draw on my driveway. The colors are vibrant and the chalk really covers well. To get 48 pieces of chalk for this price is great — I will get two more boxes next time. I have the prettiest driveway on the block." — Grandmaoohlala
DIY face mask kit because after you make one, you get to pamper yourself with it.
It comes with everything you need to make three masks: French green clay, volcanic clay, rose clay, three face mask bases, three essential oil droppers, one measuring scoop, one plastic stick, one wooden stick, and instructions.
keyboard that'll make you feel like a real musician every time you tickle those ivories.
It comes with a microphone, LCD display, and electronic keyboard.
Promising review: "I loved this piano. The microphone is a great addition. I bought it for my daughter, and she loves making music and being able to sing along. It's a great quality for a great price." — KitKat
paper cutter that'll take your scrapbooking game to a whole new level.
Promising review: "I love this trimmer. I make lots of cards and I scrapbook, so it gets used a lot. It's lightweight, so it's easy to set up. The price is excellent, too." — KraftyKat54
tabletop easel so you can ~easel-y~ paint whenever the mood strikes.
Promising review: "I use these to teach an art class that moves to different rooms in the same building. These move easily, and a bunch fit in a box and can be set up in the next room in seconds. Holds canvases nicely." — Deltabike
quilt-making kit to keep you busy...and warm. There's no cutting, sewing, or knitting involved. All you have to do is tie knots to make your colorful creation.
Promising review: "Great project for my granddaughter. Very time-consuming." — ProudNana
macramé kit so you can channel your inner bohemian goddess.
It comes with a cord, wooden rod, and instructions. You'll need to provide your own scissors and tape measure!
ukulele beginners kit that comes complete with lessons for anybody who wants to pretend they're in Hawaii instead of on their couch.
It comes with a ukulele, a month of free lessons, a tuner, and a tote bag.
Promising review: "Was super happy to pick up my new uke and quickly get it in tune. The songs are super fun to learn, and I've really enjoyed this product." — Oz
desktop microphone so you can finally record that podcast you've been talking about.
Promising review: "The Yeti is a really great mic, not only in its price range but overall. The quality of sound, the ease of use for adjustments to recording style, and the real-time headphone connection make this mic a must-have for podcasting, voice-over, and even recording live music. I paired it with Audacity software and couldn't be happier." — OutbackA
Price: $129 (available in six colors)
webcam that'll make your Skype calls with faraway friends more fun.
Promising review: "Having never owned a webcam before, I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to set it up properly or even use it. It was so easy to set up and turn on. Just plug into a USB on the computer and off you go. I highly recommend this Logitech HD Webcam to all who are in the market for one." — Lilgg43
pack of 50 printable invitations so you can practice your card-making skills as you plan your wedding or your dog's birthday party.
Promising review: "It is so easy to use this template. It lets you customize the font, color, and word placement however you want; then you just print from your printer. It's a simple process, and the invites ended up looking very pretty and professional. Not to mention how inexpensive they are! I will definitely repurchase." — OfficeHolidayParty
Kodak digital camera, because it'll be way more fun to explore new places and take pictures than to watch The Office again.
Promising review: "Very nice camera, and fairly easy to use with a little help from the manual." — Segravel
Price: $159.99 (available in three colors)
Promising review: "Amazing! Printed my shirt six months ago and it's still looking good! No fading! I hand-washed it!" — Karisma08
pair of Google Nest outdoor cameras to watch what's going on outside without actually stepping foot out there.
Promising review: "The sound and image are great. Installing was easy. Just plug in and they are ready to mount." — Jeannie H.
pair of instruments because if you're not watching TV, you'll need your kids to entertain you with their musical stylings.
It includes a saxophone and a trumpet horn.
DIY stepping-stones kit that'll give you something to do and make your walkway look its finest.
It comes with stepping-stone mix, a molding tray, plastic gems, stickers, one pair of gloves, a mixing stick, a protective mask, a paintbrush, a ceramic paint strip, and easy-to-follow directions.
Promising review: "I purchased this for myself to play around with, and I am happy I did. It's a cute kit and fun to paint." — Kathy
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