10 Funky Fun Desk Toys and Gadgets to Play with When You're Bored at Work

by AbbyFitz

These fun but useful office supplies will keep you occupied so you can be more productive at -- what is it you're here for? Oh, yeah. Work.

Bored at work?

Filing invoices, placating gripy customers, and meeting deadlines is tedious, and it's sucking the life right out of you.

You're stuck in a rut, and you need to climb out of it before you die of boredom.

Inject a little excitement into your workspace with these hilarious, yet functional office supplies.

They'll definitely beat the monotony at the office, get your creative juices flowing, and maybe even help you save the world.

Invasion of the Pencil Eating Robots

Corporate warned you about a hostile takeover and how it could impact your job.

Fun Office GiftsYou're sitting at the office, staring at your computer screen, just like you do every single day. The irritating tappity-tap-tap of fingers hitting the keyboard is the only sound you hear.

Everything. Is. Just. So. Boring.

Suddenly, you hear a freaky noise. You peek over your cubicle wall and see tiny robots inching their way across the room.

Clearly, your office has been taken over by tiny alien robots bent on world domination.

Uh-oh, one just hopped on your desk, what do you do?

You quickly grab the first thing you can get your hands on, and it's a....pencil?

What the heck, you've got to defend yourself somehow, so you plunge it deep into that nasty robot.

When you draw back your weapon, you realize it's been sharpened to a fine writing point.


Congratulations! You've just saved the world using your new walking robot pencil sharpener.

At four inches tall, he's small enough to keep under subjection so he can do your every bidding. And when he's not sharpening your pencil, his little robot arms will hold your extra sharpened pencil for you.

Like every good minion, he cleans up after himself. Pencil shavings collect in his head, and all it takes is quick action from you to delete his motherboard.

Robots 0. Bored office worker 1.


Kikkerland Walking Robot Pencil Sharpener

Saving the Cubicle can Leave you Frazzled

Build a Miniature Zen Garden to counter stress.

After successfully defending your cubicle from robot invasion, you're kind of feeling stressed out.

It's only 10:30, so going to lunch or the beach is out of the question. But stress at work can push people over the edge, so you'd better do something quick to calm your frazzled nerves.

Focus your energy with your desktop zen garden. As you rake the sand into complex patterns, your mind begins to free itself and you're suddenly struck with a brilliant solution for that project you've been stuck on for days.

With three rakes, six stones, and two cranes, the time you spend playing with your zen garden kit will be endless.

Well, until the boss walks by anyway.

Your Desk Looks Like a War Zone

But your fallen comrades are still willing to give you their all.

The fight for world domination is over, and it's left your desk looking war torn. A cluttered workspace is an unproductive workspace, so it's time to get things cleaned up so you can get to work.

Mummy Mike was a casualty of war. He's all bandaged up in your rubber bands, crawling across your desk trying to make it to the safety of your top drawer.

He writhes in pain and rolls over, but never frees himself from his bands. Until you need one that is.

Bob, the new intern in the office, finally brought you that latte you asked him to bring you forever ago.

Rummaging through the debris, you pull out Splat Stan. He might have been crushed by the opposition, but he's still willing to support your coffee habit.

It's said that conflict separates the men from the boys, and this battle was no exception.

Stress Paul found refuge behind your monitor. Like the coward he is, he huddled there in the fetal position until you defeated the robot.

But it's okay. You make him relive the stress of battle every time you pick him up and give him a squeeze.

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Time to Get Down to Business

Pull up your thinking chair and get creative.

Butt Station Desk Accessory Holder

Now that you've saved the office, tidied your desk, and you're thoroughly chilled out, it's time to get down to business and actually do some work.

The problem is, the ideas just aren't flowing. You want to meet that 5:00 deadline, but you're just not that into it.

So you do what any good procrastinator would do, you scrap what you're working on because you've got more important things to do.

Like write out your fantasy football team on sticky notes, link your paperclips together, or lift your fingerprints off your coffee mug with invisible tape.

It's amazing how the right office supplies can send your productivity through the roof.

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Portal 2 Sentry Turret - Motion Activated Desk Defender with 11 Speaking Functions (Usb Powered)

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Updated: 08/10/2014, AbbyFitz
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AbbyFitz on 04/07/2014

Thank you!

Tehreem on 04/07/2014

great ideas for someone who is bored

AbbyFitz on 04/04/2014

Thank you! I'm glad I was useful!

ologsinquito on 04/04/2014

Pinned! Thanks for all your help.

AbbyFitz on 02/14/2014

I know kids would get a kick out of it. I think I'd get a kick out of it :)

ologsinquito on 02/14/2014

The robot sharpener would also be good for a teacher to use as a reward. If someone does something good, they could sharpen some pencils.

AbbyFitz on 02/09/2014

Thank you younghopes!

younghopes on 02/09/2014

These look really and would make a great toy

AbbyFitz on 02/09/2014

Yeah, they kind of grow on you. They might come up missing because your coworkers like them too!

Mira on 02/09/2014

Hehe:) Those action figures, all doubled up in pain, would be fun adornments on a work desk :)

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