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Isolation Hobbies; 5 craft ideas for self isolating

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Ideas for relaxing the mind and crafting during lockdown…

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During this period of social distancing it’s easy to kick back and sink into the TV or feel as though you should be constantly productive and clean the entire house. It’s important to give yourself a break too, so if you’re looking for something both relaxing and mentally stimulating, our craft ideas for self isolating are the perfect remedy. 

  1. Make your own candle with Cedar

Cedar offer their own vast range of beautiful hand-made candles, but why not have a go at making your very own? Their candle making kits are a great way to pass the time and create something wonderful for your home or as a gift. 

2. Create your dream underwear with Penny & a Pearl 

It can be so hard finding comfy nightwear or the perfect pair of pants – why not just make your own?! It’s a great way to pass the time and make something that fits you perfectly, as well as something that looks great on you and is designed exactly how you want it. Penny & a Pearl has come up with the perfect solution with their gorgeous kits. It’s high time to treat yourself! 

3. Learn a new craft with The DIY Tribe and make something beautiful for your home

Self isolation is the perfect excuse to work on your craft skills, and The DIY Tribe have a whole range of kits for you to learn a skill whilst creating something beautiful for your home. 

Designed for beginners, their step-by-step craft kits suit all ages and skill sets and you can do them alone or with someone, so it’s a great excuse to bond with your partner or kids and make something together. Their kits are also plastic free and made in the UK, so you can feel extra good about buying one! 

4. Relax your mind with a colouring sheet from Daffodowndilly

It’s completely normal to feel anxious and stressed about everything going on in the world right now. Colouring is proven to relax the mind and promote motor skills and co-ordination, as it utilises both sides of the brain’s cerebral cortex. It’s also one of our craft ideas for self isolating that suits all ages.

Relax your mind with these colouring sheets from Daffodowndilly , who are offering a FREE printable colouring sheet for your drawing pleasure. Hollie Childe Fine Art is also offering FREE colouring sheets and downloadable resources, and Moo & Snip have some great colouring sheets too. Many of these are suitable for children too – a great way to keep the kids entertained for a while, or you can colour together and create something wonderful for your home!

5. Create something beautiful for your home or garden with FantasyWire Fairy Sculpting Kits

A kit from FantasyWire could be the perfect way to pass the time. Wire is the perfect material for the amateur sculptor, and you can create something gorgeous for your home or garden. It’s so versatile, you could create almost anything! All you need is a coil of wire, a pair of pliers and your imagination!

FantasyWire specialise in fairy sculpting kits, whether you’re after something small like this 8 inch starter kit, which can sit on your desk now you’re working from home, or you could try this 16 inch advanced kit for a bigger project. If you’re after more of a challenge, try this larger scale sculpture. FantasyWire also offer a book on the art of wire sculpting, if you fancy a good read or are just keen to find out more.

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