The Best Craft Kits for Adults To Pick Up a New Hobby
Besides going to the movies or binging on Netflix, spend your weekend acquiring a new hobby! These craft kits for adults are designed to let you pick up a new skill at your own time and pace.
Craft kits are a great way to explore a new hobby without having to leave the comfort of your home. They are also an affordable option as you won’t overspend on materials that are not necessary. Everything in the craft kit is proportioned according to what is needed to complete the project.
Terrarium Craft Kits
DIY terrarium kits are one of the best craft kits for adults. They come with a glass jar and all the essential ingredients you need. Prices range from less than $20 to over $100, depending on number of items, type of plants, and amount of decorative items. All kits come with step-by-step instructions.
The Green Capsule has kits starting from $35 while Floral Garage are selling kits from $99, which come with more plants. If you are looking for something more basic, check out terrarium starter kits from Ecoponics which cost between $19.80 and $24.
Whether you’re an aspiring home baker or a seasoned one, a baking kit will be fun to experience on a weekend afternoon. Bakestarters has a delightful range of DIY baking kits for all level, starting at $22.95. Each baking kit comes with a full recipe, ingredients in exact measurements, and items such as parchment paper and cake liners if needed.
If you’re confused by a step, tutorial videos are available on their website to guide you through the process. You can even sign up for a subscription where you will receive a different baking kit every month.
For beginners with no baking experience, try out a baking class first to acquaint yourself with the necessary tools and techniques! Check out Bakings Corner, Nanatang, and Fitri Creations on Coursaver for their baking classes.
Fashionistas, make your own bags, beanies, and cardigans to complete that killer outfit. Knitting has certainly made a comeback in recent years. With ethical fashion on the rise, people are more conscious of the dressmaking process and beginning to appreciate the disappearing art of sewing and knitting by hand.
Knitting also can be done whenever and wherever. Do it before bed, on your commute, or during the weekend. It’s not an activity that has to be done within the limits of time.
Purchase a knit kit from It Takes Balls and take your time to create something from scratch. Prices start at $58 and increase according to the type and amount of materials required. Should you need help with a particular section, their knit kits also allow free and unlimited access to knitting lessons conducted at their studio.
To learn different knitting and crochet patterns, check out Knotty Bicsie on Coursaver. This knitting studio has a monthly package with unlimited learning sessions.
Candle Making Craft Kits
If you enjoy lighting candles at home, try making them yourself. This way you’d be assured that your candle is free of toxic compounds. The $29.90 beginner kit from Diadem Candles has everything you need to make your own scented soy wax candles at home. Step-by-step instructions are provided to guide you through the process.
Another candle making kit available in Singapore is from Sally’s Room at $22. This is ideal for those who want to use their own containers or vessels. As you get more familiar with the candle making process, you could also replace the fragrance oils with your own essential oils.
Beer Brewing Kits
Currently a niche hobby in Singapore, beer brewing is only slowly gaining traction. Many of us still prefer the convenience of going to a bar or brewery. But if you’re game, try brewing your own beer with a microbrew kit from ibrew at $175 or a homebrew starter kit from Homebrew Co-Op from $150.
While the first few attempts may turn out less than desirable, beer making enthusiasts are hooked because they get to experiment with taste and flavours. As the quality of a homemade brew improves over time, brewing your own beers gives you the opportunity to create your own special beer variety that is also free of additives and preservatives.
Inspired yet? If so, go get your own craft kit this weekend or register yourself for an upcoming craft workshop!
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