Quarantine can be difficult to deal with, and chances are, you’re getting at least a little antsy and bored. It’s very important, however, to practice social distancing for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. A great way to deal with that boredom and restlessness is by picking up a new hobby.
If you’re looking for something to do, or you’re stuck working from home with kids and need some indoor activities for them, consider buying a DIY kit to learn a cool skill. Widely available at retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Uncommon Goods as well as specific brand website, these DIY kits will help you start some new projects.
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Global Grub has a kit for making ravioli at home that includes the tools and the ingredients. There are also many companies that simply sell the tools to make ravioli rivaling top Italian restaurants.
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In order to flatten the curve when coronavirus hits your local area, it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re washing your hands regularly and properly. Soap is one of many products that are getting harder to come by as people stock up, so try making your own with the help of soapmaking kits like those from Grow and Make or Brambleberry.
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Another artistic endeavor to pursue is creating macramé, which can be done by hand with the help of a DIY kit from companies like Solid Oak or Adults & Crafts. Using the technique of knotting, you can make a simple decorative wall hanging or create hanging mirrors, shelves or plant holders perfect for the rookie gardener.
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Channel your creative side into the art of sculpture with kits available from Sculpture Depot or art supply stores. Once you have enough skill to produce your own ideas, you can get inspiration from museums and landmarks available to tour for free online.
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Learn to sew anything from a stuffed animal to a dress using a kit available in many arts and crafts stores by companies like Sure Fit Designs or from shops like Weekend Kits. You can use those skills to learn to sew face masks for healthcare workers — just one of many small acts of kindness you can do from home while under quarantine.
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