If you get a pang of longing when you watch your kids play with paints at the kitchen table, maybe you should find a craft project for yourself to work on. Treat yourself to a project you’ve been wanting to do or a hobby you’ve been wanting to take up. Creating, whether it be building something or something as simple as coloring in a coloring book, is a satisfying and even relaxing process. Although sitting down with your kids for a few minutes to play with their bright paints might be fun, it might be worth investing in something that’s a little bit more your speed. Those suncatchers and iron-able beads are fun kits for kids, but did you know that made similar packages for adults? That’s why we rounded up the best activity kits for adults.
Kits are simply assembled, so you don’t have to run to five different arts and crafts stores to find everything you need for one or two projects. That can get overwhelming and take up a lot of time, which is something that parents don’t have a lot of. We found several kits that appeal to your arts, sciences and maybe even fashion sensibilities.
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1. Acrylic Paint Set -12 Acrylic Paints
If you’re inspired by your kids’ finger-painting and want to take up a less version, you should check out this set. Instead of buying everything piecemeal, this kit has everything you need to become the next Monet. You get 12 non-toxic acrylic paints, three canvas panels and a total of six brushes, both soft and hard. Acrylic paint is a great beginner paint and usually dries quickly, which is ideal for busy parents.
2. Craft Crush – Bracelet Box Kit
While your daughter is learning how to bead bracelets, learn how to make your own elaborate bracelets with this super cute kit. You won’t just learn beading though. You’ll learn how to work with faux suede to create trendy bracelets. You’ll learn how to master eight of them. With this set, you get 80 plastic beads, 20 wood beads, 4.2 yards of faux suede cord, elastic, polyester thread, waxed cord, cotton thread, 25 metal rings, a wire threader, a wire triangle and detailed instructions.
3. Wooden Ferris Wheel Building DIY Model Kits
If you have a kid who is at least six years old, you could sit them down to work on their STEM skills with this cute kit. You and your child will learn how to make a working ferris wheel. First, you have to put together the 3D puzzle and then connect the motor using engineering skills. Once it’s in working order, you can decorate it with the paint that’s included.