By Christa Protano
As we continue to stay home and social distance, you may find yourself looking for a new DIY project. Enter 2021’s most inviting lifestyle trend: Comfort Crafting. Because learning a new arts & crafts skill can go a long way toward easing the stress of a global pandemic. So what are you waiting for? Here are 5 crafty kits guaranteed to elevate your mood and bring a little joy to your day.
Learn Calligraphy with Everyone’s Favorite Wizard
Writing an actual letter is easier to achieve with more time on your hands. Need a little inspiration? Harry Potter Hand Lettering will make you want to hop off that text chain and put pen to paper. Learn the different fonts and various writing techniques of each Hogwarts House. Then embellish your correspondence with illustrated broomsticks, snitches and your very own house crest. Invisible Ink not included.
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Draw Superheroes in a Single Bound
Creating comic books just got easier with this 96-page instructional booklet. How To Draw: DC gives step-by-step instructions for drawing iconic DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, the likes of Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Harley Quinn, and The Dark Knight himself. This guide is good for all artistic levels and even comes with its own sketchpad for practice.
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Use the Force to Crochet Something Cute
Whether you are making over your child’s room, or are just a superfan, Star Wars Crochet teaches you how to create cuddly characters that will delight Jedi enthusiasts of any age. Using the amigurumi technique, this kit includes everything needed to crochet a miniature Yoda and R2-D2, and also includes detailed instructions for pint-sized Dark Side favorites.
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Needle Your Way to New Artwork
The traditional practice of embroidery gets a modern makeover thanks to Love Grows Here Embroidery. Complete with 10 colorful skeins of floss, 2 needles, fabric, embroidery hoop, and iron-on transfers, DIYers can learn how to use this time-honored craft to create family heirlooms, keepsakes, wall art and more.
Color Your World a Little Brighter
Admit it: Sometimes you just want to color. Luckily, adult coloring books are here to stay. We love Animal Planet: Wild About Animals Coloring Book because it allows you to lose yourself in the detailed line drawings of Earth’s most beautiful creatures. Grab your colored pencils and get ready to bring to life koalas, sea turtles, peacocks and more.
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