15 Boredom-Busting Products That’ll Keep You Entertained Indoors

Cure Boredom With These Indoor Activities

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In times of social distancing (or physical distancing), it can be a struggle to stay entertained when confined to the comfort of your home. After all, there’s only so much TV you can binge-watch before you utter the words you’d never thought you’d say: “I don’t feel like watching Netflix anymore.” To beat your cabin fever, we’ve found a bevy of indoor activities that are perfect for the creatively minded. And best of all, most of them don’t involve screens.

Hand embroidery has had a renaissance over the past few years, and it’s become especially popular during chilly weather. Simply curl up on your couch and get lost in the soothing repetition of stitches. If you’re new to embroidery, the Beginner Stitch Sampler from Dropcloth Samplers will help you to practice some of the most basic techniques. Once you’ve gained confidence in your abilities, try one the adorable Hedgehog Doll Embroidery Kit from Kiriki Press.

Crafts aren’t your only option for indoor activities. Continue to explore art ideas with kits from Speedball. Their block printing assortment is great for beginners and features everything you’ll need to create your own greeting cards or framable artwork. Afterwards, sit back and enjoy a brew you made with the Craft Beer Making Kit. You earned it!

Beat boredom with these indoor activities and art ideas!


Positive Vibes Coloring and Activity Book—Self-Care Journal/Workbook

Positive Vibes Activity Workbook

Stacie Swift | $8.55


Flower-Shaped Colored Pencils

Indoor Activities Art Ideas

Trinus | $22


Beginner Stitch Sampler


Hedgehog Doll Embroidery Kit

Speedball Block Printing Starter Kit

Indoor Activities Art Ideas

Speedball | from $18.71


Cat Pile Game

Indoor Activities

Comma | $36


VR Cardboard Kit


Multi-Colored Cubebot Puzzle


Beer-Making Kit


DIY Fox Lampshade


Set of 3 Embossed Rolling Pins

Indoor Activities Art Ideas

Mood For Wood | $54.04


Moon Puzzle


Ceramic Sloth Yarn Bowl

Indoor Activities Art Ideas

Barruntando | $54.50


Toy Block Tape

Indoor Activities Art Ideas

Zuru | from $20.56


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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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