Rainy Day Boredom Busters


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Yes, it is Summer in the U.K and that typically means that the weather is changeable and often rainy. The children who have sat in sweltering hot classrooms through the sunniest weather, praying for the holidays, are now stuck at home and may be complaining they are bored. Here are some of the coolest toys and gifts guaranteed to turn their frowns upside down.

  • Kinetic Sand
  • Thinking Putty
  • Compose Yourself
  • Rainbow Cake Kit
  • DIY Slime Case

Kinetic SandKinetic Sand Sandcastle Set Spinmaster

More fun than the beach and less messy! Kinetic sand offers a magical and mesmerizing experience, easy-to-shape sand that moulds into simple designs. Made of 98% pure sand with special binding agents that holds the sand together ensuring no mess and interesting play. Never dries out, is easy to clean, leaves no sand or residue on your hands and is wheat, gluten and casein free. Falls as though in slow motion – very tactile.

Thinking Putty KitCrazy Aaron's Thinking Putty Mixed by me

Design and make your favourite colour putty then add some shimmer, shine or glow in the dark effect. Make five different putties using the clear putty provided. Add some colour, sparkle, shimmer or glow effect from the concentrates, simply stretch and fold to blend your creations together. The fun isn’t over once the putty’s made, you still need to design the tins and play with your putty – stretch it, bounce it, pop it, sculpt it, tear it and knead it! When the mixing is done, the fun’s just begun!

Compose YourselfCompose Yourself on screen

Create your own musical masterpieces  and go online to hear them played by a real orchestra. This classy set contains 60 transparent music cards that can be flipped and rotated in millions of different ways to create your very own musical score. Instructions and tips are provided by the world class composer Philip Sheppard. You can even name your composition and download music to print and share, proud of your art. Creative music fun to release your inner Mozart.

Rainbow Cake KitBakedin Rainbow Cake Baking Kit

A colourful multi-layered cake with an easy to follow recipe for all the family to enjoy. This cake is a fun idea, easy to do and comes with its very own baking tin. In the box are four pre-coloured mixes to make each layer bright and different – all you need to add is the milk, eggs and butter. Make it your own with lots of sprinkles and tasty icing all of which are included to help being creative and decorative. Then unleash the magic and enjoy a taste of the rainbow!

DIY Slime CaseCanal Toys Slime

This brilliant kit makes it fun and easy to create custom slime without any mess. With six slime powder packs and three colourful shakers, has everything you need, including packs of confetti and glitter plus surprise figurines. Simply pour a slime powder pack, glitter and water into the shaker cup, then shake and stir. Follow the instructions or mix and combine slime colours to create your own style. Fascinating and extremely popular, packs neatly away in the storage case when finished. Squishy, oozy, gloopy, yucky fun!

This is just five ideas that the Wicked Uncle Elves have selected as being great at banishing boredom on rainy days. We have literally hundreds more. Who needs sunshine when you have Wicked Uncle?

We also do a nice line in silly jokes:

The past, present and future walked into a bar. It was tense.

Why do rappers need umbrellas? Fo’ drizzle.

My boss told me yesterday, “You shouldn’t dress for the job you have, dress for the job you want”. 
But when I turned up today in Ghostbusters clothes, he said I was fired.



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