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    25 Crafting Kits That’ll Help You Start Off Spring With A New Hobby

    Guests are gonna start asking for their very own crochet mini cactus.

    1. A marble paint kit for a family activity that you can later use in OTHER crafts. The gift that keeps on giving!

    Promising review: "I remember doing this craft in art class as a kid. I purchased this for a 5-year-old and she had a great time making paper that she is going to use as covers for books and other projects! Definitely recommend buying as a rainy day project!" —LB

    Get it from Amazon for $11.89.

    2. A floral centerpiece Lego kit because you thought adult Legos were all about Star Wars and architecture — until now.  

    Promising review: "it was a little complicated at times. I had to have a friend help me. However, I had never put anything regarding Legos together. I believe it turned out absolutely beautiful. I couldn't be happier." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    3. A Nightmare Before Christmas mini cross-stitch kit if you're super crafty but haven't quite struck into cross-stitching yet. (It's super fun and a great way to totally lose yourself in a screen-free activity!)

    the cross stitch set

    Promising review: "This is a great kit perfect for any cross-stitch or Nightmare Before Christmas fan. It contains a booklet with instructions and four patterns, the needed thread, three pieces of canvas, the holder, and two needles. It's a really awesome set. The instructions were easy to follow, and I managed to already finish one of the designs." —witchykitty39

    Get it from Amazon for $7.07.

    4. A transparent embroidery kit so you can pick out a design that'll ~mesh~ well with your existing decor. 

    hoop with floral designs
    The Cherry Blosson US / Etsy

    The Cherry Blosson US is a North Carolina-based small biz. 

    Promising review: "This is the cutest embroidery kit! I purchased this for my mom who's just been placed in a nursing home, and she loves cross-stitching. I can't wait for her to see this. I know she'll love it!" —Janae

    Get it from The Cherry Blosson US on Etsy for $16.19+ (available in nine designs).

    5. A Sculpd pottery kit so you can realize some stunning creations without needing to use a kiln (like lots of pottery requires). Yes a pottery class is cool and fun but sometimes you'd rather DIY something at 1:30 a.m. on a Tuesday while you catch up on Love Island.

    person making clay pot
    giraffe and worm pottery creations

    Contains everything needed for two people to sculpt, carve, paint and varnish their own waterproof plant pots, trinket dishes, vases, sculptures and everything in between while at home.

    Promising review: "I love this kit so much, it's everything I need to start my new pottery hobby. Very beginner friendly. Wished it had came with more than just white paint, but that's okay I can just buy the other colors separately. I made a jewelry tray for the first time with air dry clay, and it turned out pretty neat." —Noor F Carter

    Get it from Amazon for $65 (available in gloss or matte finish).

    6. Or a 5-pound bucket of Crayola Air Dry Clay for under $20 will help you really get a bit wild with it without feeling like it was a waste of money if your creations don't turn out like you wanted. 

    The bucket of white clay
    Molds of dinosaur bones made out of the clay

    Psst — a lot of reviewers use silicone or plastic molds to get specific shapes! 

    Promising review: "It’s honestly just a really nice material to work with! If you want to create things with clay, this is definitely a good choice! It’s definitely not for professional use, but i feel like that’s a given? I mean, it is Crayola. But all in all, great for those who want to use it for fun!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.93. 

    7. A DIY stained glass raven to toe the line between spooky, and extremely cute and charming. Sounds like a great excuse to rewatch The Fall of the House of Usher.

    raven shaped stained glass decoration
    NorthernWhimsyArt / Etsy

    NorthernWhimsyArt is a Fairbanks, Alasked-based small biz. 

    Promising review: "Super fun little craft project. All the included pieces seem to have been carefully selected. Plenty of glue and grout!" —Kelly McMeekin

    Get it from NorthernWhimsyArt on Etsy for $54.

    8. A cactus knit and crochet starter set because you gave up on indoor gardening but would still love to have some cute lil' plants around. 

    three small crochet cacti in front of real plants

    Darn Good Yarn is a small biz specializing in craft kits and yarn supplies. 

    Promising review: "They turned out super cute and were so easy. I wish I had added something weighty to the bottom so they stand a bit better, they're a little top heavy." —Devon B.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in six fun designs).

    9. A tiger face punch needle kit for a snazzy interior addition that you can point at and say "I made that" anytime someone asks. But also anytime someone *doesn't* ask. 

    tiger face made of needle punched
    Tina's House / Etsy

    Tina's House is a Sydney, Australia-based small biz. 

    Get it from Tina's House on Etsy for $48.75 (available in three colors).

    10. A compact, beginner-friendly watercolor palette to help you get your paint brushes wet when it comes to this super fun medium. It's not for everyone but it can be quite forgiving so you can build your confidence! This comes with 100 colors to help you realize your artistic vision. 

    A reviewer's watercolor floral painting on top of the palette
    The revewier's swatch card showing all the colors

    Each set comes with a 100-color palette, a sketch pencil, a sponge, a swatch sheet, and three water brush pens. Pick up a watercolor paper pad because this medium requires special paper. 

    Promising review: "I'm starting to hate TikTok because it's making me buy all these products, but I absolutely love this one!!! I travel for a living and love to paint and this set is wonderful. I love that it comes in a metal tin, so I don't have to worry about it breaking, like most plastic ones. The colors are vibrant and I love that there are so many within the container. The container itself is the size of two make up eye palettes, so you can definitely fit it in a purse or backpack. It comes with a swatch section too so you can paint the colors and compare later on when you paint. I'm a huge fan now of this brand." —pixxi88

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.  

    11. A pineapple string art kit that won't care that you're not so great at coloring or painting in the lines. It's going to look so charming up on your wall! 

    string art in shape of pineapple

    Promising review: "This was a perfect craft for me. The finished product is very appealing. It took only one evening plus 15 minutes to finish the next day." —zenMom

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in 10 designs).

    12. A needle felting picture kit of a star-gazing bunny, which sounds like something that an AI bot spit out from a "describe a cute crafting kit" prompt. 

    felted piece of art of a bunny gazing at the stars
    FrankieandSidney / Etsy

    FrankieandSidney is a small biz specializing in craft kits. 

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this, so pretty. I did wonder how it would all come together but it’s looking great." —Lynn Jones

    Get it from FrankieandSidney on Etsy for $30.86.