In these strange times, we find ourselves stuck at home and quite literally bored out of our minds. Fear not, dear readers; we've come up with 37 ways you can fill the time until you can roam free again.
From the best adult craft kits to helpful tools for starting new hobbies, we've got the best of the best boredom busters lined up for you to check out!
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These Wineglass Markers Are Genius
via: AmazonYou're definitely going to want to differentiate between your wineglass and your partner's, so use these metallic glass markers to label by name. You can even write a little message on their morning cup of joe to start the day off right. Also great for kids' cups so they don't use a million a day every time they get a drink and fill up your sink or dishwasher like mine do.
These Bath Bombs Make Self-Care Fun
via: AmazonImagine sinking into a tub filled with bright rainbow bubbles, ahh! These cloud bubble bars are just the thing for long soaks to soothe your troubled mind during these fraught times. You get a set of two bars for maxin' and relaxin' in the tub.
This Strange Planet Book Is So Wholesome
via: AmazonI love this Strange Planet book for its observational humor and adorable illustrations. Seeing human nature through the eyes of aliens makes even the mundane entertaining, which we could all use during these strange times.
This Advanced Puzzle Will Keep You Busy
via: AmazonTest your color matching skills with this super-hard gradient puzzle. It's sure to keep you busy for at least a few afternoons, and the pretty colors are pleasing to the eye. Perfect for teens and bored grown-ups alike.
This Wonder Woman Chair Cape Is Pure Fun
via: AmazonWorking from home can be a real snoozefest, especially during unnecessary conference calls that could've been emails. Make your day more fun by zooming around in your task chair with a Wonder Woman chair cape flying out behind! Golden lasso optional.
This Star Wars Slow Cooker Makes Dinner For You
via: AmazonNow's the perfect time to try out all those cozy recipes you've pinned, and this Star Wars slow cooker is a great way to get your dinner made for you while you do other important things. Like watch the news in a cold sweat.
These File Folders Are Gorgeous
via: AmazonGood news for Type A people (and bad news for the rest of us), but being bored at home is a great time to get organized. Get your papers in order the stylish way with these gorgeously-patterned file folders. They're so pretty they might even distract you from the tedious task at hand!
This Firestarter Teaches You New Skills
via: AmazonWith all this time on your hands, it's the perfect opportunity to learn cool new skills. And what's cooler than fire? This firestarter kit will have you building the best campfires once we're allowed to socialize again.
This Avocado Grower Is A Fun Hobby
via: AmazonThis avocado grower does double-duty as an activity and decor! Simply place your avocado seed in the boat in a sunny window and watch it take root! Comes in a bunch of cheerful colors, this is also an ideal "homeschool" science activity for kids.
This Rolling Bag Makes Perfect Crust
via: AmazonNow's the time to hone your baking skills, and this dough rolling bag is gonna help you get your crust to just the right thickness. Whether you're cooking up pies or pizza, everything's going to turn out great when you have an even thickness for the best bake. Plus there's less clean-up since the mess stays inside the bag!
These Sheet Masks Are Pure Gold
via: AmazonSince nobody's going to see you anyway, why not up the sheet mask weird factor with these shiny gold ones. You'll feel fancy AF while your skin gets the royal treatment, and you're guaranteed to have the most interesting selfies on Insta.
This Self Tanner Is So Believable
via: Amazon / Allison brooke martorellTrip got cancelled? No problem - you can still look like you spent a week on a tropical isle with this believable self-tanner. It goes on smooth and comes with a buffing glove for even application every time. The before and after pics in the reviews show it works on a variety of skin tones and looks great on everyone!
This Zen AF Journal Is The Gift We All Need
via: AmazonIn these trying times, we could all use a dose of calm right about now. This Zen AF Journal is a stellar way to get your chill on - it has various activities like thinking of ways you can shine your own sunrays all over the place to bring yourself and others a "shit ton of happiness". Mental health is so, so important now more than ever and this is a hilarious, irreverent way to get to your happy place.
This Wood Carving Kit Will Keep Your Hands Busy
via: AmazonKeep your mind and hands from being idle with this beginner's wood carving kit. You'll make a "comfort bird" that's easy to create and feels so satisfying in the palm of your hand. Reviewers love it for it's easy-to-follow instructions and meditative process.
This Succulent Craft Kit Is Adorable
via: AmazonBrown thumb even when it comes to self-sufficient succulents? Not to worry. This felt succulent craft kit lets you keep a bit of green around the house with no work required, other than assembling the craft. You'll reap the rewards of a little handiwork every time you see these adorbs little guys. They'd look amazing on a windowsill, desktop or in a wall display.
This Embroidery Kit Doesn't Give A Sh!t
via: AmazonCrafts can get kind of kitchy, but keep yours edgy with this embroidery kit that gives no effs. The pretty floral design perfectly sets off the "who cares" message that'll make you giggle every time you're overcome with a foreboding sense of existential ennui.
This Harry Potter Crochet Kit Is Amazing
via: AmazonIf you've read the Harry Potter series more times than you can count, relive your favorite scenes with this crochet kit that lets you make beloved characters easily. And the crochet hook is shaped like a magic wand! This could be a great time-killer for bored teens, too.
This Lip Balm Kit Is A Fun STEM Project
via: AmazonMake science fun with this DIY lip balm kit that has everything you need to make your own custom lippies! Set up a lip balm making station and get busy with the vitamin-loaded beeswax base, droppers, mixing cups, mix n' match flavor oils and more. You'll be able to make 12 tubes of lip balm with this kit, perfect for multiple kids to work on at the same time, or for you to gift to friends and fam.
This Watercolor Book Is So Easy
via: AmazonI've been dabbling in watercolor for about a year and it's such a relaxing hobby. I love this watercolor painting book for it's cute woodland illustrations and easy to follow instructions - you can make gift-worthy paintings in no time! Get a jump-start on holiday gifts or home decor with this easy guide.
This Mini Greenhouse Kit Is So Detailed
via: AmazonNeed a project to take your mind off things and keep you busy for quite some time, with a gorgeous end result? I gotchu, fam. This mini greenhouse is a veritable wonderland of tiny pieces that come together to form the most adorable little building. The best part is the real working LED lights that make it feel so homey!
This Nature Journal Brings The Outdoors In
via: AmazonIf you can't get outside, do the next best thing. Write up your next camping or hiking trip plans in this rugged nature journal, or use it to make up indoor scavenger hunts for the kids or just record your thoughts during these crazy days.
This Swell Water Bottle Makes Hydration Beautiful
via: AmazonEven if you're stuck inside, you gotta hydrate. Especially if you're taking up a new indoor workout routine. Try these Swell water bottles to keep your water icy cold if you're like me and hate drinking room temperature H20. You haven't seen these new patterns yet and they're drop-dead gorgeous! Do your skin and body a favor and get your daily 8 cups easily and stylishly.
This Cocktail Shaker Is Campy-Kitsch
via: AmazonPretend you're camping with this cocktail shaker that's designed to look like your favorite campfire coffee mug. Experiment with fun camp food related cocktails, too - a S'more martini would be delish, maybe skip the Spamarita.
These Postcards Help You Stay In Touch
via: AmazonChecking the mail has been the highlight of these boring days lately. Brighten up a friend's mailbox with one of these wild animal-themed postcards. You get 100 in a box so it should tide you over until you can get out of the house again and visit in person.
This Dog Leash Is Rainbow-Riffic
via: AmazonEven your pup is probably getting bored with the same old routine, so shake things up with this rainbow dog leash that'll jazz up your walks together. It works best for small to medium sized doggos and the braided nylon for durability will hold up to lots of wear and tear.
This Snack Pack Will Tide You Over
via: AmazonTBH, this snack pack should have been first on the list. Skip the germy grocery stores and order these direct to your doorstep. You'll get an awesome mix of sweet n' salty healthy snacks to add to your emergency stockpile or just for eating your feelings.
These Noise-Canceling Headphones Are A Must
via: AmazonAll this new-found together time is taking it's toll on family relations, I'm not gonna lie. Keep the peace with these noise-canceling headphones that'll block out your partner's loud chewing, the kids fighting or their annoying TV shows since screen time's a constant these days.
This Pour Over Coffeemaker Lets You Be Your Own Barista
via: AmazonMissing your favorite coffee shop? Bring the brew home with this pour-over coffee maker that lets you be your own barista. It looks great and works even better, according to its over 4,000 stellar reviews. A bonus is the permanent metal filter means you don't have to buy disposable paper ones all the time!
This Muscle Rolling Stick Gets The Kinks Out
via: AmazonSo you've started your new indoor workout routine and it's kicking your butt. Have no fear - this massage stick is here to get all the kinks out and keep you on track to getting in shape. Simple roll it along any painful spots and it will have your muscles feeling right as rain in no time. And it has almost 5,000 amazing reviews from happy customers, so you know it's going to work as promised!
This Hydro Flask Coffee Mug Keeps Your Brew Piping Hot
via: AmazonI can't count the number of times in recent days I've lost track of my mug of caffeine, only to find it hours later, cold and undrinkable. Save your brew with this Hydro Flask coffee mug that'll keep things piping hot until you remember where you left it. Bonus - the bright color makes it easier to find!
This Highly Caffeinated Coffee Helps You Do All The Things
via: AmazonGot big plans during your time at home? Maybe reorganizing the attic, building a treehouse for the kids or folding the mountain of laundry that's taking over your house? You'll need this highly-caffeinated Death Wish coffee to get you through all your projects and then some. You may never sleep again!
These Silicone Baking Cups Brighten Up The Kitchen
via: AmazonBaking is a great way to spend some down time, and what better tool than these bright silicone baking cups. They have tons of great reviews for producing excellent results everytime, and do double-duty as dividing cups in kid's lunch boxes, should they ever go back to school.
This Cast Iron Pan Makes Delicious Results
via: AmazonMy husband is a big proponent of cast iron skillet cooking, which I fully support since it means I don't have to make dinner. It makes truly mean one-pan meals, not requiring anything else but some short time on the stove burner to sear food then in the oven to finish it off. This pan's a great, inexpensive entry into the world of cast iron, and has the reviews to back it up!
This Knife Set Makes Me So Happy
via: Amazon / PrimeMeBaby1MoreTimeDon't you just feel happier looking at this rainbow knife set? I know I do. And so do the almost 4,500 cheerful reviewers! This quality set gets high marks for durability and adorability. You get an assortment of sizes perfect for slicing and dicing your way through every meal.
This Breakfast Sandwich Maker Upgrades Your Mornings
via: AmazonIf you can't get out to buy your favorite breakfast sandwich, do the next best thing - DIY! This compact gadget will let you make a ham-egg-cheese on an English muffin to your specifications, and it's ready in no time. A lot more convenient than waiting in a long line, if you ask me.
This Tasty Dessert Cookbook Will Keep You Covered In Sprinkles
via: AmazonIf being up to your elbows in sprinkles is your happy place, try this Tasty Dessert cookbook to learn a bunch of new techniques and recipes full of life-giving sugar. From cheesecake to regular cake, this comprehensive dessert bible's got you covered.
This Super Simple Cookbook Is A Great Starting Place
via: AmazonIf you're new to cooking but want to get a few tried-and-true recipes under your belt, start with this Super Simple cookbook from Half Baked Harvest. The long-beloved blogger now has a new cookbook of easy to follow, easy to make recipes that'll get dinner on the table fast and with fresh ingredients. Start a new dinner tradition now while everyone's home together!