Looking for a hobby to satisfy your artsy appetite? Here are five different kinds, so there’s at least one for every type of artist. Whether you like to work with paint, yarn, wood, or even more unconventional mediums, the broad range of DIY hobbies is sure to have something for everyone.
Create beautiful works of art, no matter what your skill level is! Paint-by-numbers is enjoyable and easy to do for people of all ages and personalities. You can paint in any art style, like deco art, animated illustration, or other.
Purchase a guide, which is an outline divided into sections according to color, or create your own. Recreate one of your favorite photos by using an image editor to generate a paint-by-numbers version. Make paintings that are meaningful, like one of your pet, your loved one, and sceneries that you love.
2. Candle Making
There’s something to be said about practicing a craft with deep meaning rooted in centuries of history. While the more traditional candles are still in use, candle art has blossomed in recent years. Now you can find candles in all shapes and sizes.
It does involve high heat, so only take up this hobby for older children and up. Ideally, kids and teens should have adult supervision throughout the process. Results can be very satisfactory, and accidents efficiently prevented if you follow a guide and do your research.
Stereotyped as an “old person’s activity,” younger generations often miss out on the beautiful benefits of knitting. The first is getting to work with fabric. If you dream of creating your own clothes but you’re intimidated by the complex processes, this is a great way to build confidence. It also helps improve your finger dexterity and motor skills so you can work with fine threads and thin needles.
Second, you get to add to your wardrobe at minimal cost while being able to customize your pieces, too! Third, they make great gifts that will impress your friends. The last and best reason there is, you get to bond with your favorite person in the world—grandma! She just can’t wait to spoil you with food and love. Now you have the very reason to let her. She’ll be the happiest.
For those who take pleasure in seeing nature become art and even double as functional pieces for the home, woodwork is calling your name. The range of woodwork is broad, from little figures to wall art to furniture.
Even when creating small items, caution needs to be taken. Depending on what you’re creating, the tools and equipment necessary will vary. However, all can be dangerous, so they should be handled very carefully. The bigger the piece of wood you’re dealing with, the more dangerous and complex the equipment you’ll be working with.
5. Soap Making
It’s a hobby made for self-care enthusiasts! Champion the value of loving yourself by creating soaps that were specially made to dote on your skin. Start with a simple soap recipe like making one from milk. Get the same moisturizing treatment that makes bath time a treat for a fraction of the price of a store-bought one. It’ll also boost your pride and sense of fulfillment.
Once you’ve grown familiar with the process and several ingredients, you can make presents for your friends and family! Imagine the joy they’ll feel when they receive a specialty soap crafted with them specifically in mind. Now that is a thoughtful gift.
One great advantage is you don’t need special equipment. With just a pen, a sketchbook, or any paper, and an eraser, you can start sketching right away! You would need to research to learn proper techniques. With time and dedication, you can make lifelike drawings of everyday objects, such as an apple, the standard beginner step of every trained artist, to landscapes, to hands and people.
There’s nothing like the comfort we find in the art that fits our personality but venturing outside those predefined limits gives a different sense of fulfillment and excitement. It’s like traveling to a country you’ve never been to before and discovering a new part of you during the journey. Found a new hobby that sparks your interest? Time for that new journey!