5 Easy Crafts for Adults

drawing in a coloring book

When you’re feeling crafty, here are a few fun projects to try to keep your hands moving and your mind inspired!

String Art

Have you ever seen beautiful string art creations? You can make your own using a few things that you probably have lying around the garage or storage closet! While they may look complicated, you can learn how to do string art fairly easily.

Here’s what you will need.

  • a flat piece of wood, preferably 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick
  • hammer
  • nails
  • string
  • creativity

You can either use a pattern or come up with your own design. Simply hammer in the nails in the outline of your choosing, and then tie the string off. Wrap the string around the nails, moving in various directions to fill in the gaps. Continue until the color and opacity reach the level you desire. Experiment with using different thicknesses of string! The thinner the string, the more you will need and the more time consuming the project will be.

Adult Coloring Books

Coloring is not just for kids anymore! You can relive your childhood through adult coloring books. The designs are more complex and intricate than those found in children’s coloring books.

Knitting and Sewing

Have you ever wondered how to knit or how to sew? Did you purchase a set of knitting needles years ago that have been sitting in your closet ever since? If so, now is the perfect time to learn a new hobby!

As long as you have a pair of knitting needles and some yarn, you can practice your skills and begin new knitting projects.

You can even learn to sew. Perhaps you haven’t touched a needle since your home economics class, but sewing can be fun! Plus, you never know when you’ll need to mend a sock. 

Are you new to knitting? Here’s a guide to knitting for beginners.

Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk chalk isn’t just for kids. You can enjoy playing out in the sun, too! You can pick up sidewalk chalk from the toys or arts section at your local grocery store. It will be so much fun to see how your skills have improved over the years.

You can even tape off designs to create intricate sidewalk art.

And, your neighbors will love the new artwork. What a great way to brighten up the neighborhood!

Baking

If you’re stuck inside, there’s no better way to pass the time than baking. Is there a dessert that you’ve always wanted to make? Try it! Have you always wanted to learn how to bake bread? Go for it! Bread can be hard to find in the stores during social distancing, but there is no reason that you cannot make your own.

Here are some easy, delicious recipes for baking bread. Don’t be afraid to try them! They’re beginner-friendly.

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