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.
Papercut DIY Kit for Adults
The intricate art of paper cutting takes a lot of time and patience, so what better time to give it a go with this DIY kit from MyPapercutForest.
This kit for adults includes everything you need to get started with papercutting, including materials for a number of fun projects including a 3D monstera plant and a heart shaped card.
Choose Happy Beginners Embroidery Kit
Embroider yourself your own cheery daily mantra with this embroidery hoop kit from Make & Mend on Not On The High Street.
Suitable for beginners, this kit comes with everything you need to make a gorgeous embroidery hoop sign, perfect for hanging on the wall of your makeshift home office.
Novice Watercolour Kit and Book
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.
Pom Pom Stripe Crochet Blanket Kit
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.
Izamal Cushion Knitting Kit
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.
Bespoke Jewellery Making Kit
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).
Learn Modern Calligraphy At Home Kit
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!
‘Hello’ Mini Wooden Banner Embroidery Kit
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.
Secrets Of Modern Calligraphy Kit
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.
Macramé Plant Holder Kit
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.
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