Does it feel like groundhog day at your house? Learn a new skill with these fun art & craft activities.
We’ll be the first to admit that lockdown is a bit sh*t. Sure, it was a novelty at first and it gave us an excuse to organise the pantry, tidy up the spare room and tend to our plants. Fast forward to now and we’d rather throw the laptop across the room than join another awkward Zoom meeting.
But, it’s certainly not all bad. Many of us have had more time up our sleeves to get creative and try new activities we wouldn’t have otherwise tried. We are loving the creative geniuses who are making life in lockdown just that little bit easier. Here are some fun activities that will help you pass the time and learn a new skill.
Clay Sydney, Live Pottery Class
Learn from the masters at Clay Sydney as they run their popular Wine and Clay Night virtually. All you have to do to participate is purchase the ‘Clay At Home Kit’ to be delivered to your door, order your favourite bottle of vino and convince your household to get involved. The classes are streamed live every Friday at 7:30pm, but are also available on demand. Order your clay kit here
Cork & Canvas, Art Classes
Whether it’s a date night with your partner, a family bonding session, or simply a chilled moment for you in your PJ’s, enjoy a fun and creative time with Champainting by Cork and Canvas. They’ve released 13 on-demand art classes to keep you creative at home. The best news? It won’t break the bank at just $35 each. Find out more here
Wool And The Gang, Knitting Essentials
If you’ve been looking for the perfect wool knit all winter but you couldn’t find the right one, Wool And The Gang are helping you create your own. The brand has hundreds of high-quality wools in all different shades for you to choose from, as well as patterns. All the yards are sustainably sourced so you can create your very own eco-friendly knit hopefully before the end of the season. Order online here
Journey Of Something, Diamond Art
If you haven’t tried diamond art yet, you should. It’s easy, relaxing, addictive and best of all, you end up with a beautiful piece of art to hand on the walls in your house. Journey Of Something put together easy-to-follow kits and you can even purchase a frame for your finished product. Order online here
Salt Gallery, Puzzles
There’s no better way to pass the time than by admiring the beautiful scenes of Sydney’s coast. If your 5km radius doesn’t include the beach, you’ll be able to get your fix with these new jigsaw puzzles that feature some of Sydney’s best beaches. Salt Gallery have turned local photographer Dharma Bendersky’s works into 1000-piece puzzles. Choose your puzzle here