If we take a look back at 2018, who would have thought that the entire world would be affected by a Coronavirus? The Covid-19 crisis soon became a global pandemic and that triggered lockdowns all over the world in a bid to stop the virus from spreading and if staying at home is getting to you, here are a few great arts & craft ideas to help you enjoy your time at home:
Great for teenagers and retired people, you can set about building a scale model of a US aircraft carrier or a perfect replica of an Aston Martin supercar and when painted and adorned with the many stickers that come in the kit, you have an amazing model that is perfectly to scale.
You might remember doing Airfix models when you were young and this unique UK company is still making model aircraft and other items, which are put together using glue and very steady hands.
This has taken the world by storm and diamond painting involves attaching tiny sparkly stones to a canvas using a special diamond stud applicator tool. When you order one of the many Diamond Craft kits, everything you need to create a stunning piece or art is included in the kit.
There are many categories; animals, birds, cartoons, sports, people, nature and many others, and within each category, you will find many stunning images that you can recreate.
Be warned that diamond painting is addictive and when you finish your first masterpiece, you’ll be ready to take on another project and such is the reasonable cost, a diamond painting kit makes for a great gift.
Knitting & Crochet
After WWII, knitting was to be found in almost every British household, with elderly women busy knitting sweaters, cardigans and scarves for family members, and like a lot of trends, knitting is now gaining in popularity again.
If you would like to have a go at knitting a scarf, for example, you can buy everything you need from the online supplier and like most things, the more you knit, the better you become.
The important thing with knitting is to maintain the correct number of stitches, as it is easy to drop one or add a stitch, while crochet is a form of knitting that uses a single needle that pulls the yarn through a loop.
Ask your grandmother if she ever knitted years ago and the answer will probably be a yes and she might even be able to help you get started.
Painting by Numbers
If you would love to paint a true masterpiece, but your talent is somewhat lacking, have no fear, as painting by numbers kits empower you to create amazing paintings that you can frame and hang in your living room.
Rather than looking for something to do during the Covid-19 lockdown, why not take up one of the above crafts? If you spend time doing something enjoyable, this will help you maintain healthy physical and mental well-being.
*Photos by Karolina Grabowska