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The Best Craft Kits For Adults

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So you’ve baked banana bread, taken part in endless pub quizzes, binge-watched Normal People, and now you’re looking for a new lockdown hobby. Well, we’ve got just the ticket: crafting. Interest surrounding creative pastimes has grown in recent years – particularly over the past couple of months – with more and more adults turning to artistic endeavours to help curb anxiety. Crafting engages both your hands and mind, so there’s an element of mindfulness to it. And (hopefully) it will leave you with beautiful homemade creations. Keen to get involved? Check out our pick of the best craft kits for adults.

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  • Quill London

    ‘The Essentials’ Modern Calligraphy Kit + Book, £42, Quill London

    Slow-paced and screen-free, calligraphy has a therapeutic, meditative element to it – which perhaps explains why it has soared in popularity recently. Give it a go with this stylish kit from Quill London, complete with a step-by-step guide, practice book, jar of ink, pen, pen holder and presentation box.

  • Flower Power Plant Hanger

    Flower Power Plant Hanger, £29, Wool And The Gang

    Hanging plants perk up any space, particularly when they’re displayed in a colourful macramé hanger. Create your own in just three hours with this kit from Wool And The Gang, which contains two rolls of yarn, a flower plant hanger pattern and a trigger ring.

  • KANA

    Stay Home: Clay And Tool Kit, KANA, £35

    Get hands-on with this clay kit from KANA, perfect for exploring, sculpting and honing your pottery skills. Choose between air-drying clay, which dries naturally in three to five days but isn’t suitable for holding food or liquids, or stoneware, which you’ll need to take into the studio (once they reopen) to have it fired and glazed.

  • Soy Candle Making Kit

    Calm And Cosy Soy Candle Making Kit, £28, Not On The High Street

    This candle-making set uses natural soy wax, which has the benefits of being cleaner and more slow-burning than standard candles. The kit contains everything you need to make two candles, including cedarwood and geranium oils, personalised labels and recyclable aluminium lids.

  • House of Crafts Painting Kit

    House Of Crafts Glass Painting Kit, £16.99, John Lewis

    This unique craft is both rewarding and absorbing. It’s much simpler than stained glass painting, but creates an equally beautiful piece of artwork. House Of Crafts’ kit offers an introduction to glass painting, featuring silver self-adhesive outlines and glass paints to create two decorative glass fragrance bottles.

  • Jewellery Making Kit

    Bespoke Jewellery Making Kit, £29, Not On The High Street

    Create your own pair of earrings with this nifty kit, which uses a process called Lost Wax Casting – a method which ensures no two pieces of jewellery will be the same. You create your prototype at home, then send it back to the workshop where it’s cast into solid sterling silver, with engraving, stone setting, yellow gold and rose plating all available for an additional charge.

  • Botanical Boys x Wardian London

    Eden Dome Terrarium Kit, £70, Botanical Boys x Wardian London

    No garden? No problem. Bring the outside in by investing in one of these terrarium kits from Botanical Boys, complete with a recycled glass dome, pellets, moss, carbon, soil, plants and decorative stones. If you’re not sure how to build it, fear not: Botanical Boys are running a series of free masterclasses with Wardian London via Zoom.

  • Embroidery Kit

    Beginner Hand Embroidery Kit, £29.99, London Embroidery Studio

    Embroidery is a great form of mindful crafting, and it’s pretty easy to create beautiful works without knowing fancy techniques. This kit from London Embroidery Studio is perfect for novices, comprised of eight assorted embroidery threads, a range of needles, an embroidery hoop, a range of different fabrics, thread scissors and a handy toolbox to keep everything in.