For all those creative and crafty types out there, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite craft kits for adults. They offer a great, low-investment way to try out a new craft which could become a life-long hobby. Each of these are ones we ourselves would love to try and some we’ve bought for ourselves and as gifts for friends and family members.
What to Look for when Buying Craft Kits for Adults
As we mentioned above, craft kits are a great way to get your feet wet with a new craft. They’re also perfect for someone with a short attention span as they’re generally designed to be completed within a few days.
When shopping for a craft kit for an adult or a child, be sure to look out for the following:
high quality materials;
full set of instructions;
inclusion of all the supplies you’ll need to make the project;
good product reviews (if buying online);
double check the finished product size so it isn’t larger or smaller than what you’re expecting.
All of the art and craft kits we’ve selected below are sold online. They’ve been assembled by like-minded makers to include all of the materials needed to get started. This list is perfect for makers who enjoy trying new and different crafts and they’re a great solution for those who don’t know exactly where to start.
Since all of our own DIYs and crafts are mostly inspired by nature, such as our Rock’n Outdoor Tic-Tac-Toe set or our DIY Driftwood Mirror, we’ve thoughtfully selected an assortment of craft kits that are made with natural materials, such as merino wool, mulberry bark paper, cotton cording, coconut and beeswax and so on.
Not only does Winnie’s Picks have gorgeous paint-by-number kits for all skill-levels, but you can even send in a photo and they’ll create a custom kit for you. The kits include a high-quality canvas, all the paints and even brushes you’ll need to complete the project. We sent in a picture of our parents’ home and are now painting it to give them as an Anniversary gift!
If you’ve ever wanted to try wood burning but don’t have the steady hand for it, this alternative is perfect! Scorch Markers let you achieve the same look with more precision and control (no wood burning needed!). This starter kit comes with the markers, wood slices and instructions to get started.
Have you ever tried paper crafting? This kit comes with everything you need to make these beautiful paper flowers, all you need to do is assemble them. And another perk about these flowers: no watering needed!
Gift the gift of basket weaving! This is one craft I have always wanted to try but never knew where to begin. Learn the basics with this kit and just imagine the possibilities. The materials and tutorial are included so all you need to do is decide when to start!
Could this be any cuter? I mean seriously! I’m wishing I had a baby to knit this for right about now. Can you just imagine how utterly sweet those baby pictures would be? The kit includes all the materials you need to make this ridiculously adorable hat and bottoms bunny set. It even comes with a “Made with Love” gift tag.
These crochet bunnies look so soft and squishy! We couldn’t help by add them to this list. The kit includes all the materials to make three (yes, that’s right, three!) crochet bunnies, in a gorgeous natural 100% lambswool.
Hand lettering is all the rage! We see it everywhere from artwork, rocks, greeting cards, throw pillows, fashion, you name it. This hand lettering starter kit includes everything you need to learn this fabulous and versatile skill.
I’m in-love with this felt chicken! Needle felting has become a pretty popular craft these days. And if chickens are not your thing, there are loads of other animal patterns to choose from, such as penguins, owls, sheep and more.
Made from the bark of a mulberry tree, these natural papers with matching envelopes are a great start to card making. Simply embellish with a lovely rubber stamp, a pressed flower, hand lettering or even some paint.
You can create your own aromatherapy candle with this fully equipped how-to starter kit. The kit itself makes for a thoughtful gift giving idea or make for yourself or even as a handmade gift for a candle loving friend.
Have you ever tried macrame? With so many creative designs and decorative uses, it’s no wonder this craft is so popular these days. There are different degrees of skill level, so pick the right one for you. The finished creation will be a work of art you’ll be happy to show off!
Are you wondering what is a super chunky knit “snood”? Well, it’s a combination of a hood and a scarf making it a very versatile fashion accessory! The kit comes with beautiful natural merino wool yarn, knitting needles and two different sized patterns as well. With a range of color options available, this is ideal for all kinds of makers, those new to knitting as well as more advanced knitted. Make for yourself or as a gift for someone you love.
Have you heard of paint pouring? It’s not a new form of art but has definitely grown in popularity over the last year. With a starter kit, you’ll be able to experiment and perfect your paint pouring skills to create some really beautiful effects.
Learning to knit while making a scarf is the perfect beginner project. This is how I first started to knit and ever since I’ve been hooked, no pun intended! The kit includes everything you need to make a stylish new scarf that you’ll be proud to show off.
The kit includes everything you need to make eight complete and beautiful necklaces. Purchase the kit for yourself or a loved one and enjoy making your own jewelry. Or perhaps consider planning a craft night with the girls. How fun would that be?
If you haven’t yet tried watercolor painting, this is the kit for you. It includes all the materials needed to start painting beautiful, colorful florals. It’s a wonderful gift idea for a new artist just beginning to flourish.
Throw pillows are the perfect accessory for any room, especially soft, knitted pillows. They add a cozy, luxurious feel to any space. Enjoy making your own or give the kit as a gift for a knit-loving friend.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of some of the best art and craft kits for adults. Consider these kits as gift ideas for friends, mothers, sisters, teachers, etc.
Coming up with the perfect gift can be tough, really tough. I personally agonize over whether or not the gift will be unique enough, personal enough, or even useful enough. With these kits, you can make a handmade gift from the heart or share the gift of learning a new skill with someone you love. You could even buy one of these kits for yourself. We all deserve to treat ourselves from time to time, don’t we?
And although these are not considered craft kits, take a look at these popsicle stick crafts for adults! It’s hard to believe these creations were made from something as simple and inexpensive as popsicle sticks!
It’s about time someone thinks about the big kids, don’t you think? You’re welcome :). We’d love to hear, which of these craft kits for adults would you love to get?
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Joann @ Woman in Real Life
Monday 15th of January 2018
These are such great kits! I would love to have the hand lettering and macrame kits in particular. You're so right, these would all be amazing and thoughtful gifts!
Jane and Sonja
Thursday 18th of January 2018
Thank you Joann! You know, macrame is one of those crafts that I'd always wanted to try. One of our aunts used to make the most beautiful wall hangings growing up. I think I may need to pick up this kit, just to give it a try!