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    19 Things That'll Help You Learn Cool New Skills At Home

    Dip your toes into the world of gardening, pasta-making, cross-stitch, soap-crafting, and more!

    1. A candle-making kit that uses soy wax and essential oils to help you make the most delightful-smelling candles. The package includes three tins with lids, so you can label your cool creations and even give them away as gifts.

    2. A thumb piano (aka "kalimba") that's much easier to learn to play compared to other instruments. It can even be connected to an amplifier! Flick the prong keys with your thumbs and play a whimsical, indie-sounding melody. 🎶

    3. An electric pasta machine that'll help you make scrumptious pasta yourself. It has nine adjustable thicknesses, so you can make thin or thick noodles depending on your mood. It also comes with a separate cutting tool, if you want shapes of your choice.

    4. A book called Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen, so you can make your own trippy treats at home and do it well! And it doesn't only have the basic sweet stuff. You can even cook up some delicious savoury snacks to send yourself to dreamland, all while being able to fully control your dosage.

    5. A fiercely feminist cross-stitch book that'll teach you to create revolutionary cross-stitch art. It has an illustrated basics section to get you started and it includes a list supplies you'll need for your project. You'll be making frame-worthy stuff in no time!

    6. A pastel blue stand mixer that'll turn you from novice muffin baker to sourdough pro. Not only does this mid-century mixer look absolutely beautiful, it performs like a totally powerhouse, too. There are ten adjustable speeds to choose from!

    7. A vegan and organic DIY soap kit that's simply too cute for words. It comes with all the supplies you'll need to make six soap bars and one body scrub, so you won't miss your trips to LUSH while you #stayhome.

    8. An in-home gardening system that'll let you dip your toes into plant parenthood. It'll bring you fresh herbs and greens no matter what the weather. There's no soil, no mess, and the UV lights provide the plants all the "sun" they'll need.

    9. A sushi making kit, so you can eat your favourite Japanese food (without ordering delivery). Just follow the simple instructions provided to fill your sushi roll with your ingredients of choice, and enjoy!

    10. A programmable slow cooker that'll help you make gourmet-level meals, without spending all day in the kitchen. This cooker seals in the deliciousness and delivers the most mouthwatering results. Beef stew, here I come!

    11. A canning kit for beginners that's perfect for preserving your homemade pickles, jams, soups, and sauces. Canning is also a great way to cut down on food waste.

    12. A helpful cookbook that'll help you learn three things at once — food budgeting, time management, AND the art of cooking delectable vegan cuisine. There are 100 recipes including easy bibimbap bowls, parsnip fritters, and carrot fries with cinnamon salt.

    13. A vegan cheese-making kit, so you can learn to make ricotta, mozzarella, and cheddar, totally free of dairy and gluten! It makes up to ten batches of cheese, which means you're in for a big treat.

    14. A concoction maker that'll turn your home into a happening bar. It help you create delicious icy drinks, so you won't miss getting your favourite margaritas, daiquiris, coladas, and spiked smoothies while you stay home. Goodbye, simple vodka-cran.

    15. A Brother sewing and quilting machine, so you can start making your own outfits in no time. This model is user friendly and has 32 built-in stitch styles, in case you want to get extra creative. The sewing surface is LED-lit, and the package includes a wide table for bigger projects, too.

    16. A silicone mould that'll help you dive into the world of resin art. You can preserve your favourite flowers in transparent resin, or mix in glitter to add a touch of sparkle. Create beautiful pendants, earrings, or keychains — the possibilities are endless.

    17. A set of bamboo knitting needles to get you started on projects for next winter. You'll have needles for all sizes of yarn, so go ahead and make a phone pouch, a toque, or a whole chunky-knit blanket.

    18. A bath bomb making kit, because you've earned a fragrant and fizzy soak. It comes with essential oils that you can mix up to create the most customized experience. It also comes with a book that teaches you not only how to make bath bombs, but how to make masks and scrubs as well.

    19. And lastly, a butter churner, so you can whip up batches of delicious homemade butter. It comes with a variety of recipes to make the ~fancy~ stuff, meaning you'll never have to pay for fresh, herby butter again.

    You by the end of this godforsaken quarantine: