It is no secret that the world is slowly returning back to normal, and most of us are in for a shock when it comes to remembering all of the sheer chaos we tolerated before the pandemic. Loud noises, people everywhere, no personal space, and queues for things for miles are all part of our lives again, although this time, it feels a lot harder.
This piece will give you a few ideas on some crafts to do at home that you can enjoy in the peace and comfort of your own house – perfect for those who are not quite ready to face the new real-life yet.
Collaging is a favorite pastime for many of us and one of those perfect crafts to do at home. It is a simple yet effective process that allows us to create whatever our mind can muster up, and all you need is old magazines or images of your choice, a sheet of card to stick pictures to, sharp scissors, and a glue stick.
You can create infinite combinations when collaging, which can keep you occupied for hours, and it does not require too much concentration, which means you can just relax.
Crochet is one of those crafts that has now surpassed its grandma status as it has made its way into the lives of gen-z’s and millennials as a great mindfulness craft. Crocheting is one of those crafts to do at home that allows you to make a variety of wonderful, soft things that you can either gift, wear, cuddle, or use in “day-to-day life”. Best of all, it is beginner suitable for those who have never picked up a crocheting needle in their life. Visit lovecrafts.com to get info on crochet for beginners.
You do not need the ghost of Patrick Swayze and a giant clay wheel to make your sculpting dream a reality – most likely. There are now some neat little air-drying clay kits you can get delivered to your front door, which allow you to experiment with making pots, vases, ornaments, and basically anything you want in the form of a clay sculpture. This is one of those crafts to do at home that makes a very peaceful afternoon, especially painting all of your pieces after!
Painting rocks might be something that many of us remember from being young. It is one of those ‘imagination’ crafts where you can create anything by decorating a simple rock. It has recently come back into popularity during lockdown, where people would leave painted rocks around parks and other communal areas for others to find on their walks. This is a craft that requires you to have only two items – a rock and some paints or acrylic pens to decorate them with which makes it an excellent idea for crafts to do at home.
Build a 3D Model
Building a 3D model is one of those crafts to do at home that will take more concentration and time than others might, but it is definitely one of the more rewarding crafts you can do. You can either opt for a simple kit such as a spitfire or tank, make a train track model, or even build your own little model house! You do not have to stick to a kit either if you have something in mind that you want to try.
Some of you might even try doing these craft projects with the kids to have a fun family activity on a rainy afternoon.