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    26 Easy Boredom-Busting Solutions When Netflix Just Won't Cut It

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    1. A tiny handheld Digimon game, so you can hatch and train your own little monster. It even has a docking mechanism that'll allow you to compete against your friends! Clip it to your keychain to have on hand in case your phone dies.

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    Get it at Urban Outfitters for $37.95.

    2. This make-your-own root beer kit, so you can finally indulge in soda without stressing about how many secret ingredients might be lurking within. The kit includes everything you need, so you don't need to raid the pantry or make a trip to the grocery store for special ingredients.

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    It's also a super fun activity to do with kids!

    Get it at Uncommon Goods for $22.61.

    3. This lovely set of calligraphy markers, so you can practice your handwriting and maybe pick up a new skill while you're at it. You can also try your hand at soothing adulting colouring β€” just snag yourself a colouring book and get going.

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    Get the set at Urban Outfitters for $24.

    4. The world's tiniest game of UNO, so you can reminisce about your childhood while kicking your roommate's ass with a sweet +4 card. The deck is so teensy that you can toss it in your pocket if you want to move your game outdoors.

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    Get it at Urban Outfitters for $8.

    5. This handy guide to phone detox that'll make detaching from your fave tech a little easier. This way you won't always default to scrolling through the 'gram when things get dull (guilty).

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    Get it at Anthropologie for $12 USD.

    6. This deck of spell-casting cards, because there's no better time than now to learn a bit of ~magic~. Whether you've always wondered how to cast a love spell (#same), or you're just looking to try something new, this deck has 78 different spells for you to try out.

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    Get it at Free People for $23.73 or at Anthropologie for $16.95 USD.

    7. This neat poker set that includes everything you need to play a rousing game of Texas Hold'em. A little unclear on the rules? Don't fret! The set includes clear instructions, so you can finally learn the ins and outs of the world's most famous card game. Next stop: Vegas.

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    Get it at Shopbop for $38.71.

    8. A trivia game that centres around famous women. There are 140 cards with questions spanning TV, film, sports, and literature, so get ready to flex those brain cells. As it turns out, the past is female, too!

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    Get it at Anthropologie for $12 USD.

    9. This little activity book that's filled with all the fun, easy games you played as a kid. Word search, anyone? Plus, it's a great item to have on hand in case the kiddos get bored and the internet just happened to cut out.

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    Get it at Urban Outfitters for $6.

    10. This world map tablecloth that's designed to be coloured and doodled on. Not only is it a great way to brush up on your geography (my knowledge is woefully lacking), but it'll give you something fun to do with your hands AND allow you to get funky and creative.

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    Get it at Uncommon Goods for $42.39.

    11. This cinephile card game that'll let you test all that movie knowledge you've been acquiring over the years. Pop yourself a big bag of corn, and work your way through different levels and game styles as you school your competitors on film history.

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    Get it at Uncommon Goods for $28.26.

    12. This tie-dye kit that'll take the guesswork out of creating psychedelic artwork. I've seen SO. MANY. DIY tie-dye works on social media over the last few weeks, and to be honest, I want to hop on the bandwagon, and so should you.

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    Get it at Urban Outfitters for $24.

    13. This guide to cocktail-making that's neatly sub-categorized by alcohol so you can improve your mixology skills. Rifle through one of eight notebooks to get inspired, or just learn a few new tricks. And the best part: You get to sample the finished product!

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    Get it at Urban Outfitters for $27.

    14. A jewelry-making kit that'll help you make custom monogram bling. Maybe you've been looking for a new creative outlet, or maybe you were the kid who never found their name on those pre-made magnets β€” now is your time to shine.

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    The kit has everything you need to make lovely, bespoke jewelry.

    Get it at Urban Outfitters for $39.

    15. This badminton set that'll give you an excuse to bat the shuttlecock around, even if your "court" is a few feet of bare grass. To be honest, I'd even use this in my apartment, because why limit yourself?

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    It even comes with a carrying case.

    Get it at Shopbop for $56.58 or at Anthropologie for $40 USD.

    16. This set of funky puffy stickers, so you can decorate every journal, notepad, laptop, or phone cover. It's a great time to revisit the pleasure of personalization that we were all so into during our grade school years!

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    Get it at ShopBop for $21.22.

    17. Or, if you're feeling a bit more creative, you can even make your own with this DIY puffy sticker book. Even though it comes with some pre-coloured stickers, the included instructions will also walk you through the process of creating your own designs and bringing them to life. There's enough material to make 60!

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    Get it at Urban Outfitters for $26.99.

    18. A giant Jenga set that'll take all the tension of classic Jenga and AMPLIFY IT. This baby stands at just over two feet tall when completed, too, so just keep small kiddos and pets away β€” you never know when it's going to tumble.

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    Get it at Anthropologie for $50 USD.

    19. This slime-making kit that'll help you whip up a batch of glowing putty. Sure, the end result is fun β€” who doesn't love ooey, gooey, stretchy toys? But with 15 different experiments to choose from, you'll enjoy the process of creation just as much.

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    All the experiments are suitable for kids, too!

    Get it at Uncommon Goods for $25.43.

    20. A lovely watercolour paint set, because there's no better time than the present to set your inner Michelangelo free. It has everything you need to create beautiful artwork β€” or just go a little ham with the paints. No one will judge you either way.

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    Get it at Urban Outfitters for $34.

    21. This beer pong robot that'll take your game to the next level. Regular old beer pong is b-o-r-i-n-g! This robot not only zooms around the table, but also randomly rotates β€” it even has light sensors to keep from falling off the edge. You're about to become the beer pong master.

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    Get it at Urban Outfitters for $80.

    22. This neat fire-starting kit that might inspire you to take a teeny camping trip to your backyard. Learning survival skills is always a good idea, and this kit includes everything you'll need to get a nice blaze going. Are you Bear Grylls now?

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    Get it at Free People for $28 (available in two colours).

    23. An underwater camera, so you can have a good goof in the nearest body of water. Maybe the lake is still a bit brisk or you don't have a pool, but trust me that silly bathtub pictures are just as much fun. The waterproof casing keeps everything nice and dry during your splashy adventures β€” just make sure you stock up on film.

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    Get it at Shopbop for $28.20.

    24. This cross-stitching kit that might spark a new hobby. Sure, it comes with designs and instructions, but don't limit yourself! Once you get the hang of the basics, go ahead and experiment with different colours, textures, and images. There are thousands of patterns to choose from online!

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    Plus, it's a much better use of your hands than just scrolling through Instagram.

    Get it at Urban Outfitters for $22.

    25. This unicorn cake-making set, if the thought of baking plain ol' bread bores you to tears. You'll get a handy silicone mould (so you know you'll get the shape just right), along with frosting bottles with four different tips β€” so go ahead and get creative!

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    And if the thought of coming up with your own recipe is just ~too much~ right now, the set includes a recipe booklet.

    Get it at Uncommon Goods for $35.33.

    26. And lastly, this gin-making kit that has so many ingredients, recipes, and accessories, you'll feel like a mad scientist. Plus, gin. Now boring old gin and tonics will feel like a custom, high-end bar experience!

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    The only extra thing you'll need is a bottle of vodka, but let's be real β€” there's probably one chillin' in your freezer as we speak (honestly, same).

    Get it from doyourgin on Etsy for $87.84.

    Now let's have some fun, shall we?


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