31 Things From Walmart That’ll Help You Have Fun Staying In
Staying in is the new status quo. Get creative and make every day new with the help of these.
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starter sewing machine for putting together clothes, blankets, pillows, or even a pet collar of your own design.
Promising review: "I love this machine for my sewing classes. I recommend it to all my beginner students who want to sew. It's a great place to start for a small investment. It's a great deal! And I haven't had any issues with it at all. :)" — Carla
acoustic guitar starter kit to ignite your inner indie star — or possibly just kickstart your real-life journey towards being one.
Promising review: "It has great tone and it's easy to play, easy on the fingers, and i enjoy playing more than my $2,000 Martin." — charlotte14
die cut machine so you can make next-level paper crafts with your own cut out designs. Go as intricate as you want to — no scissors are involved.
Promising review: "I wanted something I could put on my desk to die cut smaller dies to put on my projects without constantly bringing out the bigger machine. This fits the bill perfectly. I use it constantly. It stays on my desk. Would highly recommend!" — Tulip
loom knit kit that'll make crafting your own garments and decor impossibly easy.
Promising review: "I love using the knitting looms — they're something new from my usual crocheting. Hats are easy [to make] and beautiful, and my nieces love them." — Budd
DJ mixing board if you want to add a little bump to your favorite tunes, mix your own, or produce music from scratch (with your newfound guitar skills).
Mix your own beats, remix your favorites, or just control the transitions between songs at an expert level. Who knows, you could have a career in music production ahead of you.
watercolor painting set because you have plenty of time to hone your art skills. Spend hours painting your view, your cat, or whatever's on your mind.
Promising review: "My granddaughter and I thoroughly enjoyed using this art set. We're not artists, yet, but we had a great time painting. The colors are fine and mix well. The case is great and everything is easy to use. The little pamphlet is informative and helps." — NannyB
crayon melter for getting creative with colors, textures, and drip art. Turns out you're never too old for crayons.
Promising review: "We were really excited to try it out when it arrived. Our excitement grew and grew the more we created our amazing artwork. This is hands down one of the best Crayola products ever. I recommend this for everyone; it's a lot of fun and a very unique was to create master pieces." — Christie0713
projector to create a five-star home theater — a huge plus when it comes to having an ideal night in.
Promising review: "I have a large family and we have outdoor movie nights weekly. This device is light enough and portable enough to where it is not a chore setting it up every time. My whole family has enjoyed it so far." — DS
Price: $44.99+ (also available in white)
electric piano set so you can master Clair de Lune...or get kinda close to mastering.
Promising review: "The bundle is fine but for the price it is amazing. Buying the individual pieces alone would be over $100 and this bundle is cheaper than the competition." — JH
karaoke machine with Bluetooth and two microphone inputs that'll help you get your duet on, even if it happens to be with your dog.
Promising review: "My husband bought me one last Christmas and it's great — it's a lot of fun. You have to download the app also in order to get karaoke songs, but I also use You Tube and Spotify. Just Bluetooth it. It's very easy to use." — Gorgeous
Bose SoundTouch Bluetooth speakers if you want your living room solo dance parties to be louder than loud.
Promising review: "I got this speaker just this afternoon and am already amazed with the results! The sound quality is fantastic, and it's very easy to use. I got the speaker set up and playing music just minutes after unboxing it! The buttons have a good feel to them and the system seems pretty sturdy. I would definitely recommend buying one. Definitely will get what you pay for." — Sean60
Price: $140 (also available in white)
ukulele starter kit because you can bring island life to you, even if you're stuck inside your studio apartment.
Promising review: "I have always wanted to learn an instrument, but I wasn't sure which one or how I would even go about learning it. This ukulele set is perfect because it is a great instrument for beginners and there is even a free subscription to online lessons to help accelerate your progress. For the price, it can be a new opportunity for yourself or a great gift for a friend." — SoccerStud
Sky Rider Thunderbird Quadcopter with a camera for soaring the skies and seeing your town while remaining right in your yard or on your roof.
Promising review: "I didn't even read any instructions and already have had SO MUCH FUN. It comes with the tools, landing bars for the drone, a phone holder, and super bright lights that make it great to fly in the night. I am so excited and happy with this purchase! It's is totally worth it because I don't think i will ever find a great deal like this again. It went super high, super far, and super fast! THANK YOU SKY RIDER!!! — Krod
Price: $39.02+ (also available in blue)
A set of
24-inch circular knitting needles to help you make those chunky scarves and throws you've been going on about creating for years...and actually doing it easily.
Large, circular knitting needs make it easy to knit "chunky"-style designs without having to finish the entire project in one sitting. Your knits will stay within the loop until you close them off, so whether you have 10 minutes or two hours on your hands, you can progress with any project.
botanical candle-making kit so you can try your hand at mixing that one woody fragrance you've been spending way too much for anyway.
Promising review: " Candles made in minutes ....just put wick in containers, melt wax in microwave, add color, scent, and flower petals, let harden, then decorate containers. Fast!" — dsphilben61
Lion Brand multi-colored yarn that'll help you knit or crochet super colorful scarves, throws, socks to add a little brightness in your house.
Promising review: " Vivid colors, no problem with plies splitting, easy to rip out if mistakes made, and colors gradually change rather than a sudden drop of one color and to the next. It's very soft, light yarn, [great] for fall, spring or even summer projects. Will buy again!" — Phxmilitarymom
Price: $4.97+ (available in 10 colors)
DIY T-shirt transfer kit if you're itching to try your hand at screen printing designs. This way you can give your friends and family a little something from all your time spent at home.
Promising review: " This worked like a dream! I read the instructions several times and followed them to the letter. I've already washed the shirt and the design still looks great! I couldn't be happier!!" — SoccerMom
Price: $11.36 for five sheets
Cricut basic crafting tool set because they'll come in handy when you need to cut, shape, and get creative with photos and prints.
Promising review: " Well worth the investment! I am a person who improvises with common craft items that usually do the trick. However, since I was making the investment with the Cricut Explore Air machine, I decided to just buy the tool set because this whole Cricut crafting was new to me. Money well spent! The tools work perfect. No need to hunt for something similar around my craft room that may not do the perfect job that the Cricut tools do." — Lowreeee
hand-free phone holder for binge-watching TikToks and YouTube videos in the privacy of your own room.
Promising review: "It works as advertised. It is flexible enough to bend to whatever configuration you like and keep its shape. You can still take pics with it and plug your phone in while using it. It is pretty comfortable and light." — ccyaltr
Price: $9.88 (available in three colors)
Frida Kahlo puzzle to inspire you to stay independent, artistic, and true to your own self expression.
This 1000-piece puzzle of one of Frida Kahlo's famed self portraits is one you'll want to frame after finishing if you don't immediately take it apart so you can build it all over again.
Samsung Galaxy fitness tracker so you can be intentional and diligent about how much you're moving during work from home days.
Promising review: "I've used two other wearable fit products in the past years. Each wound up with broken bands and inaccurate gathering of some information. So far the Galaxy Fit has been exceptional. The step counter in much more accurate. The light exercising I'm able to do is also picked up as exercise! I love this product! I have already recommended this product to others." — Melodie13
Price: $99 (also available in silver)
PlayStation 4 Slim that'll no doubt lead to many, many hours of gaming.
Each bundle comes with a PS4 Slim and accessories,
Last of Us, God of War, and Horizon: Zero Dawn. Promising review: "It came with the bundle. It's great — I love it!" — Pablo
Samsung Smart TV, if your gaming, reality TV, or YouTube habit could use an upgrade. There's no better time than now!
Promising review: "I love it! The size and quality is very satisfying. I enjoy the app having the ability to cut the TV off from my phone, no matter where I am in my apartment. The 4K quality is five stars, and the price was a steal!" — Saunders86
10-color tie-dye kit because you're not here to play. You're here to dye. Hard.
Promising review: "I have an Etsy store and this is the kit I started with before I upgraded to professional dye. Colors hold beautifully. Make sure you are using 100% cotton material to dye." — AzDesertDye
DJ headphones for developing your own sound or just jamming out solo when you have a house full of roommates or family.
Promising review: " Best headphones I've ever had! It literally picks up everything. And a lifetime warranty you can't beat. They're better than the Dr. Dre's Beats to me. Very sturdy and good quality materials. The mic can pick you up very clear and loud without you putting it clear to your mouth. Very loud and crisp sound." — Kmar
Google Home to streamline your home life. It'll make ordering groceries, playing music and movies, and making calls so much easier.
Promising review: "Amazing product. The accuracy recognizing what I say is extremely good. Been using it mostly for news and music in the morning. If you have a Chromecast you'll never have to search for videos again because you can just find them with your voice and it integrates flawlessly. The speaker is surprisingly very robust." — iamn
Google Chromecast so you no longer have to live one more minute without this $35 miracle worker.
Promising review: "OMG, I paid DirecTV for way too long! This product was easy to set up. You will need to have a smartphone, Google account, Wi-Fi, and a Google Home from the app store. Once you plug this thing in it converts your TV to a smart TV. My husband is not tech savvy and he was able to navigate without any problems and also added some free apps his account. This is a good decision and for all of you who are still paying for cable or satellite service, cut it out! You can do this!" — Taz9048
portable Victrola record player that'll still feel old-school cool, whether you're listening to Loretta Lynn or Lykke Li.
Promising review: " For the price, it sounds great to listen to my 50-year-old albums. Brings back memories of my bulky portable stereo from 1967–1971 in the all-girls dorm at college. Lots of singing and dancing. My original was a Zenith with a stackable record changer." — Gwenie
Price: $39.80+ (available in 14 colors)
Oculus Go VR headset for transporting yourself anywhere you'd like without having to leave your couch.
Promising review: "The Oculus VR is amazing. I tell everyone it's a poor man's way of taking a vacation. Thanks to Oculus I've been able to see Stonehenge, the Sistine Chapel, go into outer space, see the glaciers, the Redwood Forest, swam with sharks in the Bahamas, and the list goes on. It's the best purchase I've ever made. I guarantee you, you'll LOVE it." — Dan
Price: $149+ (available in two sizes)
Acer Chromebook Spin if watching crystal clear Netflix or YouTube in the comfort of your bed sounds ideal. It's time to ditch your phone...and your work laptop.
Promising review: "Yes I would recommend this laptop! My husband actually took it and decided as it was his! He liked it so much he pretty much stole it! The laptop is very slim, sleek and very light. The touch screen is awesome as well. We all like how crisp the pictures are on it. Very nice laptop." — Mummaaaa
double-sided stylus pen that'll be ideal for tablet use, while designing in Adobe Suite programs on a touchscreen laptop, and on paper. InDesign always looks good on a resume.
Promising review: "I really like the size of the pen as I can easily keep it in my purse. It is easy to use as it just pulls apart when you want to use the pen and slides back again for storage. Another nice thing about this pen is that it has a stylus on the other end. I can do a lot of work with the pen using paper and using the stylus on the computer." — Mdetweiler1
Price: $4.73 for a two-pack
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