Most of us are stumped about what to do for fun while we’re locked down in our homes. We’ve rewatched the Harry Potter movies. We’ve reread all the books for the 12th time. We’ve “cleaned” our kitchens and even given exercise a go (Summer bodies, here we come!). So, what now?

Well, if you’re in need of some inspiration, Bored Panda has collected some awesome examples of what wholesome projects people are getting up to during the coronavirus quarantine. From creating formal dinner parties and movie theaters for kids to building bars, gyms, and teeny-tiny picnic tables for squirrels, these people know how to keep busy at home.

So scroll down, upvote your faves, and let us know what projects you’re working on at home, dear Pandas.

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Day 14 of quarantine, I made his table to the squirrel in the garden and I even put a bench in case you have an appointment

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7 months ago

Thank you for the idea!

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Trying to keep my kids busy! Painters tape + washable markers. Looks like stained glass!

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Jeremie Guerra
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7 months ago

Amazing result!

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Took me all afternoon but I regret nothing

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7 months ago

It's not "FURY", like the movie with Brad Pitt, it's "FURRY"!

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There are tons of things to do at home. All it takes is some imagination and a bit of friendly advice. For instance, I’m personally planning to take down my Christmas tree this weekend. Well, maybe next weekend. We’ll see.

Folks around the world are loving the idea of hosting formal dinner parties at home. For instance, Canadians Rick and Andrea who live in Italy had to cancel their cruise because of the quarantine. Even though life gave them lemons, they made lemonade. The day they were supposed to have left for the cruise, instead, they dressed up in their formal wear and enjoyed themselves at home.

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Rusty gets an upgrade

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Cip IESAN
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7 months ago

It seems that quarantine is good for pets!

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Spent the first week of quarantine building this greenhouse, all the beds are 30cm deep.

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Delgada
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7 months ago

My dream!

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K.
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7 months ago

It’s so beautiful!! When this is all over, let’s appreciate our world little more. Make more of an effort for each other and the earth.

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Bored Panda spoke to Rick to learn more about how he and Andrea are handling the lockdown in Italy and what they plan to do for fun in the near future.

"Dressing up reminds us of the good times we have on holidays, in particular, on cruise ships. Also, it gives us a sense of getting out of the daily routine, being under lockdown and quarantine in Italy," Rick told us about the pros of dressing up in your fancy clothes, even if you're staying in.

According to Rick, he and Andrea are hosting a Quarantine Cocktail Hour on Zoom. "Anyone who wants to join is welcome!" Rick said, revealing that the meeting ID for anyone wanting to join in is 721 899 2542. The cocktail party will happen on Friday, 3 April, at 7pm Italy time (10am PDT, 1pm EDT). Rick said that online parties are a great way to keep in touch with friends and family.

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Just finished this miniature over the past four days of lockdown... Found out our state will be shut down till the end of April... I'm gonna have a whole apartment block by the time this is over

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7 months ago

I thought this was full size before I read the caption!!

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Draco Malfoy
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7 months ago

And with even better prices than the real thing!

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My daughter made this out of hot glue and painted it, then lied in wait as I found it. So proud!

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Gwen Pollock
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7 months ago

Burn the house down first, and ask questions later!

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But what about those people who are self-isolating all alone? How can they keep their spirits up?

Here's what Rick had to say: "Plan out 6 to 8 recurring projects of about 1 to 2 hours each, each day, and make that your routine. Learn something new like healthy cooking, or a language. Practice you something you haven't practiced in a while (like the piano). Make time to call someone you haven't spoken to in a long time, they will likely be happy to hear from you. Do a little physical activity. You'd be surprised as there's lots of Youtube videos that explain how to workout at home."

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Cip IESAN
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7 months ago

Great job!

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"My mom and dad put in a lot of work to make sure it seemed as real as possible. My mom even made my dad memorize lines!"

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7 months ago

My daughter is supposed to graduate high school this year, which means no prom... We already started to plan a "prom" in our yard for her.

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When you can’t find toilet paper needlefelt some.

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Cip IESAN
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7 months ago

It's cute, don't use it!

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Meanwhile, Smilebox suggests that people stuck in quarantine get their hands dirty with some craft projects. Whether you enjoy painting or making modern art from paper clips, the lockdown is the perfect time to let your creative spirit loose.

You could also start your very own indoor garden. It’s fun. It keeps you busy. And there’s nothing more satisfying than cooking with ingredients you grew yourself! (Plus, it’s a great skill to have in case there’s a zombie Apocalypse waiting for us further down the road.)

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Stuck in quarantine? Build a live edge table build, start to finish

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7 months ago

'Live edge'?

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Hermione Granger
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7 months ago

This is so cool

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7 months ago

The good side of the quarantine!

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If you’re really struggling with coming up with new activities, you could even sort out your photos and create a slideshow for your family. Who knows, a few months from now, slideshows could become incredibly popular and shake the snoozefest label they’re stuck with now.

For those of you Pandas who are raising kids, keeping them busy can be quite a challenge. So think about building a small indoor gym for them to keep them moving and to help them channel their energy into something productive while you’re working from home. You should also think about organizing quiz nights for the whole family. It beats watching the TV every single time!

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7 months ago

Get in! This is awesome!!!!!!

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#17

I Finished Painting Coraline For My Halloween Display. She's 6ft By 4ft

I Finished Painting Coraline For My Halloween Display. She's 6ft By 4ft

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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7 months ago

I loved that movie!

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#18

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Finally finished my quarantine craft!

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Cip IESAN
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7 months ago

After one month of quarantine you'll draw all the countries and states; after two month you'll put on the globe all the cities...

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Guy constructed a fort for his stressed doctor wife to relax in after work during the pandemic

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Bill
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7 months ago

Every healthcare worker I know is staying away from home right now. Had a friend who is an ER worker drive an hour to see her kid from the window

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Draco Malfoy
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7 months ago

This is hilarious, but one question, why do they have the cue sticks, but not the rest of the game? lol

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I’m not an art teacher, but this is pretty awesome. Design your own design with tape, have kids use colored chalk, when finished peel the tape, and you have a masterpiece!

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Draco Malfoy
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7 months ago

Then try taking the tape off for an even cooler effect

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Hans
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7 months ago

Now there is all the toilet paper.

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Steve Wall
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7 months ago

I want one :)

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#24

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Quarantine so I made a ship's wheel out of oak.

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Jack Chandra
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7 months ago

Step 2: build a boat around the wheel!

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#25

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The Social Distancing Serving Spoon is complete! Price is $1,200 for single purchaser and $2,400 for married couples, plus an additional $500 for each child.

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WaitingtokissGregDavis
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7 months ago

Looks like a weapon.

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#26

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Hermione Granger
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7 months ago

Good idea to use the containers as food separators!

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#27

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I had a lot of time on my hands as a result of the quarantine, so I decided to build a bar in my garage

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Milan
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7 months ago

Third picture with bar. These days, ordinary people have in garage stuff to build a bar? Crazy...

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Draco Malfoy
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7 months ago

This is cute

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Chris Jones
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7 months ago

Personally I'd hate cushions that reminded me of my school days... but then I had a horrible time at school.

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Chris Green
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7 months ago

As a parent, all I see is "who is going to clean all this up?!?"

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#31

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First week of lockdown and I'm climbing the wallsild, start to finish

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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7 months ago

Drums tv and wall climb. The quarantine looks covered nicely.

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7 months ago

thats pretty lit

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