Best craft kits for adults: get creative during lockdown with these 10 crafty projects

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Looking for something to take your mind off of things during the coronavirus lockdown? These adult craft kits are a great place to start.

With ministers still urging people to stay home and the rain pouring down outside, many of us are looking for something to keep our minds busy during this uncertain time.

Watching the news and keeping up to date with the latest reports is of course a worthy endeavour, but spending 24/7 hooked to the news cycle and reading every coronavirus update isn’t good for our mental health.

Instead, why not pick up an activity which distracts you from the outside world for a couple of hours? From baking and reading to watching TV and singing, there’s plenty of activities you can get started with.

However, if you’re looking for an activity which has the potential to soothe anxiety and stress while also taking your mind off of things, you might want to consider investing in one of the fantastic craft kits available to buy online. By engaging both your hands and mind for an extended period of time, creative activities give you the chance to unwind, take some time away from a screen and have some time to yourself. 

Buying a craft kit online also means you’ll have all the equipment you need to get started as soon as it arrives, so you won’t be left wondering what paper you should have or whether your brush is the right thickness.

Here, we’ve collated a list of the best craft kits for adults whatever you’re interested in, from the macramé and watercolour painting to embroidery and calligraphy. 

  • Novice Watercolour Kit and Book

    Craft kits: Novice Watercolour Kit with Book from De Winton Paper Co
    Craft kits: Novice Watercolour Kit with Book from De Winton Paper Co

    Getting started with watercolour painting is made easy with this kit from De Winton Paper Co.

    Alongside a set of watercolour paints and brushes, this kit includes a copy of Harriet De Winton’s New Botanical Painting, a step-by-step guide which will teach you how to paint a variety of flowers and plants using just a few key shapes.

    Shop Novice Watercolour Kit and Book at De Winton Paper Co, £60.99

  • Pom Pom Stripe Crochet Blanket Kit

    Craft kits: Pom Pom Stripe Crochet Blanket Kit
    Craft kits: Pom Pom Stripe Crochet Blanket Kit by Solid and Marl

    Get stuck in to a big creative project with this crochet kit from Solid and Marl.

    Although it’s quite an investment at £65 for the standard size, the kit comes with everything you need to make the blanket, including the super soft British lambswool and easy to follow pattern.

    Shop Pom Pom Stripe Crochet Blanket Kit at Solid And Marl on Not On The High Street, £65

  • Izamal Cushion Knitting Kit

    Craft kits: Izamal Cushion Knitting kit from We Are Knitters
    Craft kits: Izamal Cushion Knitting kit from We Are Knitters

    Spruce up living space and knit your own handmade cushion with this set from We Are Knitters.

    Designed for beginners, this kit provides everything you need to get started with knitting, and with a variety of colours to choose from, you’re sure to find something that’ll suit your style.

    Shop Izamal Cushion Knitting Kit at We Are Knitters, £63.22

  • Bespoke Jewellery Making Kit

    Craft kits: Bespoke Jewellery Making Kit from Cast
    Craft kits: Bespoke Jewellery Making Kit from Cast

    What’s better than buying yourself jewellery? Making it, of course!

    This bespoke jewellery making set from Cast gives you everything you need to make bespoke jewellery pieces in wax – you can then cast those wax designs in solid sterling silver from £60 (casting kits are sold separately on the website).

    Shop Bespoke Jewellery Making Kit at Cast, £29 (£89 including silver for casting)

  • Learn Modern Calligraphy At Home Kit

    Craft kits: Learn Modern Calligraphy At Home Kit from ERA Calligraphy
    Craft kits: Learn Modern Calligraphy At Home Kit from ERA Calligraphy

    If you’re looking to pick up a new skill in lockdown, why not have a go at modern calligraphy? This set from ERA Calligraphy provides everything you need to get started as a complete beginner, including the tools, equipment and worksheets.

    When you buy a kit you’ll also get access to a 40 minute virtual workshop with ERA’s founder Ellie – you’ll become an expert in no time!

    Shop Learn Modern Calligraphy At Home Kit at ERA Calligraphy, £28

  • ‘Hello’ Mini Wooden Banner Embroidery Kit

    ‘Hello’ Mini Wooden Banner Embroidery Kit
    Craft kits: ‘Hello’ Mini Wooden Banner Embroidery Kit by Cotton Clara

    Perfect for beginners, this embroidery kit by Cotton Clara on Not On The High Street will give you an easy introduction into the world of needlework.

    You can even pick a thread colour to personalise the final product – and the laser cut plywood will make it simple to create a display-worthy banner for your home.

    Shop ‘Hello’ Mini Wooden Banner Embroidery Kit at Cotton Clara on Not On The High Street, £7.95 

  • Secrets Of Modern Calligraphy Kit

    Craft Kits: Modern Calligraphy Kit from The Modern Calligraphy Company
    Craft Kits: Modern Calligraphy Kit from The Modern Calligraphy Company

    Created by the UK’s leading calligrapher Kirsten Burke, this modern calligraphy bundle is perfect for beginners looking to learn more about this unique art form.

    This calligraphy kit comes with everything you need to do calligraphy (a pen, three different nibs and a bottle of black ink) as well as a copy of Kirsten’s best-selling beginners guide book Secrets Of Modern Calligraphy.

    Shop Pointed Nib Calligraphy Bundle at Kirsten Burke and The Modern Calligraphy Co, £20

  • Macramé Plant Holder Kit

    Craft kits: Macramé Plant Holder Kit from Airedale Yarns
    Craft kits: Macramé Plant Holder Kit from Airedale Yarns

    Up your plant game with this macramé plant pot holder kit from Airedale Yarns on Etsy.

    The recycled cotton cord that comes with the kit is made from shredded run ends of cotton and polyester sheeting, so you can get crafty while being eco-friendly, too.

    Shop DIY Macramé Plant Holder Kit at Airedale Yarns on Etsy, £6.90

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