These At-Home Art Kits Are Exactly What You Need Right Now
If you've streamed every binge-worthy show and caught up on all your favourite podcasts, now's a good time to get crafty at home to fill your days and nights with creative activities that occupy your hands and brain simultaneously. Whether you're into drawing or sewing, there's a whole range of affordable at-home kits to keep you busy learning a new skill in your downtime. From Crockd's at home pottery to soy candle making, these creativity-boosting packs will give you something new to look forward to at the end of each day.
Crockd is all about investing your time in learning a new skill rather than focusing on the latest Insta posts from everyone in your following list. Getting your hands dirty is a great way to pass the time by yourself or with friends via Zoom and the best part is keeping your ceramic creations to display. The DIY pottery kits are designed to be made from wherever you are in the world and have different sizes depending on the number of people creating.
If you love Provider Store's slow made homewares then you'll love learning how to make your own soy candles at home in this interactive class. This craft box will give you all the essentials you need and a link to join expert, Tara in a video chat as she guide you through the process from beginning to end where you'll be rewarded with a beautiful soy wax candle in a Japanese ceramic vessel.
The art of punch needling is on the rise and has even filtered through to Tik Tok so you know it's about to be big. It's a new take on embroidery that allows you to create endless patterns and designs from the included yarn colours and embroidery hoop. This handy kit even includes an art template to get you started on your creative journey.
If you've always wanted to create your own ceramics but didn't want to wait for them to be fired, then air-dry clay is perfect for you. In this kit, author, jewellery-maker and crafter Sophie Splatt shows you how to make a variety of objects including a bowl, tea-light house, marble coasters and more.
With no preservatives and 100% toxin-free, this do-it-yourself soap kit lets you create your very own rejuvenating body products to enjoy. The organic set includes everything you need to get started, including soap bases, soap moulds, essential oils and more, as well as instructions to guide you through the process.
If you've never tried origami then you're missing out! The Japanese paper folding technique is a beautiful way to slow your mind down and focus on creating beautiful and original art. This kit is ideal for any age and skill level and includes easy to understand instructions and a whopping 144 patterned origami folding sheets to choose from.
Author and artist Johanna Basford has been releasing ink-filled colouring books for adults for years now, and World of Flowers is a floral adventure that's filled with pages of intricately-drawn blooms and blossoms that are patiently waiting for your marker or paint strokes to fill them in. Travel from South America to Japan and around the globe in this imaginative workbook. Warning: you may lose track of time.