21 Craft Kits for Adults Who Want to Learn a New Hobby (2023)

If you’re interested in learning a new skill, craft kits for adults make learning a new hobby as easy and convenient as possible.

Whether you want to crochet a blanket or make your own cheese, taking up a new hobby is a satisfying way to de-stress and practice self-care.

To help, I’ve rounded up the best adult craft kits and supplies to help you start creating right away.

21 Craft Kits for Adults Who Want to Learn a New Hobby (1)

In my mind, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as making something with your hands. Crafts and DIY projects occupy your hands and mind in such a healthy, productive, and fun way.

Hobbies can help you feel accomplished, de-stress after a long day, and even reduce anxiety. But, if you’re a beginner, you might not know exactly which supplies and tools you’ll need to get for your new hobby.

Craft kits for adults are a great solution for those people who don’t know exactly where to start. These kits are designed to include all of the supplies, tools, and information you’ll need to make crafting as stress-free and satisfying as possible.

Ready to engage your creativity? Keep reading for my favorite at-home craft kits for adults, with supplies for paper-crafting, sewing, home decor, jewelry-making, and more.

Craft Kits for Adults

The best craft kids for adults to learn a new hobby or skill. Perfect to de-stress, reduce anxiety, or just to enjoy learning a new craft.

Make your own gorgeous candles with essential oils!

This beginner-friendly DIY Kit has everything you need to make homemade candles scented with an array of different essential oils and topped with beautiful dried flowers.

What's Included:

2 Large Glass Vessels
6 Dram Vials of Assorted Essential Oils (lavender, citrus, herbs, florals, and more)
1 Mason Jar for Heating the Wax
30+ oz Soy Wax
4+ Cotton Wicks
Popsicle Sticks for Stirring
Fresh Lavender Buds
Raw Gemstone Crystals Crystals

21 Craft Kits for Adults Who Want to Learn a New Hobby (3)

Photo Credit:www.etsy.com

Beeswax Candle Making Kit

Here's a simple candle-making project that anyone can do. It's perfect for someone who loves natural materials and a clean aesthetic.

With this beeswax candle making kit, you can roll 12 taper candles with pure beeswax sheets.

The candle making kit with everything you need to make a dozen 5.5 inch tall and 3/4 inch in diameter rolled beeswax candles.

What's Included:

-hand stamped cardboard box

-twelve (12) 5.5" x 8.5" (5.5" x 8" for colors) pure beeswax sheets

-untreated square braid cotton wicking to make 12 wicks

-a simple set of directions.

With this string art kit, you can make a wall art project that looks complex, but is actually very easy to create.

There's no wrong way to make it, and the finished project will be unique to you.

What's Included:

Instruction Manual

Hammer

Nails, Holder

3M Glue & Screws

Cotton Strings

Wooden Frame

Pattern

Create beautiful fluid art designs with this pouring acrylic paint set. The paints come pre-mixed with medium and ready to pour -- so you'll never need to worry if you've got the correct consistency.

You can pour the paint directly on top of your surface, or pour the paints into a cup and flip it over onto your canvas.

Experience exciting color combinations and stunning effects with these high-flow paints.

What's Included:

-Pouring Acrylic Paint in 32 Colors - 32 vibrant colors with metallics, neons, pastels, and primaries.

- White & Black Flow Acrylics - 4 bottles of Titanium White and 2 of Mars Black so you can mix both light and dark shades of every color.

21 Craft Kits for Adults Who Want to Learn a New Hobby (6)

Photo Credit:www.etsy.com

Hanging Terrarium Starter DIY Kit

Terrariums are a great way to brighten up a room. The air plant kits will help you create a beautiful hanging air plant terrarium.

They are great for almost home or apartment. This air plant needs water once a week and bright indirect light. They will do well in office lighting or near a bright window.

What's Included:

  • Glass
  • Moss (Reindeer Moss, Forest Moss & Lichen)
  • Potting Soil Blended with Activated Charcoal
  • Gardening Vermiculite
  • Plant Food
  • Natural Hair Brush Finishing Tool
  • Miniature Dinos (Assorted Styles May Vary From Photo)
  • Air Plant Care Guide
  • Terrarium Build & Care Guide (step-by-step instruction plus helpful tips on building the perfect terrarium or planter)

21 Craft Kits for Adults Who Want to Learn a New Hobby (7)

Photo Credit:www.etsy.com

DIY Cocoa Butter Soap Kit

If you've ever wanted to try making soap, you'll love this craft kit.

It's a great craft gift for all who wish to make unique soaps without investing in a lot of materials or equipment.

You will be surprised how fun and easy it is to make your own natural cocoa butter soap or scrub.

What's Included:

  • Cedarwood, Lavender, & Blood Orange essential oils
  • Three 1 lb. Cocoa Butter soap base blocks
  • 3 half-drams of body-safe liquid colorants
  • 2 trays of decorative soap molds
  • Instruction booklet
  • Transfer pipettes
  • Dried flower petal mix

Modern chunky polymer clay earrings are fun and trending. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make your own, look no further than this craft kit.

The kit comes with everything you need to make 6 pairs of earrings.

What's Included

  • 4Polymer Clay Colours - approx 0.5 ounce each.
  • 1 Parchment Paper
  • 6 Earring Display Cards
  • 12 Earring Studs (Choice of Silver or Gold)
  • 12 Silicone Earring Backs
  • 20 Jump Rings (Choice of Silver or Gold)
  • 1 wooden pick
  • 1 Circular Cutter
  • 1 Wooden Roller
  • 2 Sandpaper
  • 2 alcohol prep pads
  • 1 Tube Adhesive *Optional at checkout.

21 Craft Kits for Adults Who Want to Learn a New Hobby (9)

Photo Credit:www.etsy.com

Woodburning DIY Craft Kit

Step out of your comfort zone and into the world of pyrography, aka woodburning.

This is one of my favorite craft kits to engage your creativity. It will challenge your technique, and help you build a new craft skill.

Use a wood-burning tool to burn your own unique design into wood. Then, decorate your piece with paint and gloss finish.

What's Included:

-wood slice

-wood-burning tool

-paint

-paintbrush

-transfer paper

-gloss varnish

21 Craft Kits for Adults Who Want to Learn a New Hobby (10)

Photo Credit:www.etsy.com

DIY Macrame Kit

Learn how to make your very own macrame wall-hanging.

Macrame wall-hangings are boho chic and on-trend. With this DIY Macrame Wall Hanging Kit, you will learn how to create your own macrame wall art piece at home!

What's included:

- natural high-quality rope

- wooden dowel

- wooden beads

- knot guide

- step by step description of the process

21 Craft Kits for Adults Who Want to Learn a New Hobby (11)

Photo Credit:www.etsy.com

Marimo Moss Ball Terrarium Kit

Learn to care for your very own Marimo Moss ball with this unique terrarium kit. It's a low-maintenance plant that will add some greenery to your space.

This terrarium kit includes everything you need to get started.

What's Included:

1 glass cork bottle

1 Nano marimo moss ball (sizes will vary ~.5-1cm)

1 branch of sea fan

1 branch of aquatic plant

1 packet of the substrate of your choice

1 wood dowel

Easy to understand assembly and care instructions

Learn spoon-carving with this a complete whittling starter kit. This adult craft kit has everything you need to carve make a spoon with a Celtic knot handle. The kit includes the wooden spoon blank, as well as wood carving tools tahe come razor sharp and ready to go right out of the box.

What's Included:

- Razor Sharp Wood Carving Knife + Spoon Carving Knife

- Basswood Spoon Blank

- Leather Strop + Polishing Compound

- Safety Tape

- Sandpapers

- Step-by-step Booklet

- Video Guide

21 Craft Kits for Adults Who Want to Learn a New Hobby (13)

Photo Credit:www.etsy.com

DIY Earring Painting kit

Paint your own chunky wooden hoop earrings with this colorful DIY craft kit. Get everything you need to make personalized jewelry that is unique to your style.

What's Included:

2 Pairs of wood hoops (nickel and lead-free earring post)
8 paint colors
1 brush

21 Craft Kits for Adults Who Want to Learn a New Hobby (14)

Photo Credit:www.etsy.com

Pillow weaving kit

Turn a hand-made weaving into a gorgeous woven pillow. This brand new intermediate weaving kit allows you to create a woven pillow cover similar to the one in the photos. You can choose between neutral or colorful color schemes.

Pillow cover will measure around 16" x 16"

You can choose a kit with or without a loom.

What's Included

- Merino wool roving (around 1.5 oz)

- 100g ball of merino pencil roving yarn

- 25g pencil roving yarn 100% pure wool

- 50g bulky yarn (alpaca wool blend) (2 colors, 25g each)

- Cotton for warping

- A piece of polyester/cotton fabric for the inner lining of the woven piece

- Two pieces of canvas fabric (100% cotton) for the back of the pillow (to make an envelope closure)

- A 27-page PDF guide on how to create a pillow

21 Craft Kits for Adults Who Want to Learn a New Hobby (15)

Photo Credit:www.etsy.com

Deluxe Cheese Kit

How about a kitchen craft kit? With this deluxe cheese-making kit, you'll get all the supplies you need to make a variety of cheeses.

You can make Mozzarella, Ricotta, Goat Cheeses, Paneer, or Queso Blanco in one hour. No aging, no frustration, just fun and delicious cheese! With this one kit, you can make 8 batches!

What's Included:

- Instructions with tips and variations

- Unlimited Email Support as needed

- 2 yards Fine Mesh, 100% Cotton Cheesecloth also known as Butter Muslin

- 4 Cheese Molds (in a variety of shapes, may vary slightly from photo)

- Thermometer - Metal Probe or Glass Dairy Thermometer

- 5 Gluten-free, Vegetarian Rennet Tablets

- Gluten-free, Non-GMO Citric Acid

- Pure, Non-Iodized Flake Salt also known as Cheese Salt

21 Craft Kits for Adults Who Want to Learn a New Hobby (16)

Photo Credit:www.etsy.com

Deluxe DIY Cheese Making Kit

How about a kitchen craft kit? With this deluxe cheese-making kit, you'll get all the supplies you need to make a variety of cheeses.

You can make Mozzarella, Ricotta, Goat Cheeses, Paneer, or Queso Blanco in one hour. No aging, no frustration, just fun and delicious cheese! With this one kit, you can make 8 batches!

What's Included:

  • Instruction Booklet
  • Unlimited Email Support
  • Fine Mesh, Unbleached 100% Cotton Cheesecloth
  • Metal Probe Thermometer
  • Cheese Forms (Variety of Sizes)
  • Vegetarian Rennet Tablets
  • Non-GMO Citric Acid
  • Non-Iodized Cheese Salt (Fine Flake Salt)

21 Craft Kits for Adults Who Want to Learn a New Hobby (17)

Photo Credit:www.etsy.com

Needle Felting Kit

Needle felting is a craft where you use a needle to transform wool roving into 3D objects. With needle felting, you can make adorably fuzzy animals, sculptures, or any other felted creations you can imagine.

This Needle Felting Starter Kit is perfect for beginners, and includes everything you need to start your first needle felting project! You don't need to have prior knowledge of needle felting to succeed.

What's Included:

- a "Needle Felting Tips" booklet filled with helpful photos and information for the beginner, including instructions to needle felt a basic, three-dimensional shape

- 3 color coded felting needles (one each of sizes #36T, #38T, #40T)

- high-density needle felting foam block

- 25 beautiful colors of wool roving and batting ( 0.1 oz. of each, for a total of 2.5 oz. of gorgeous wool!)

- 0.5 oz. of core wool batting, perfect for creating the base form of your project!

Make your own homemade sauerkraut, kimchi, and pickles with this at-home fermentation kit. Become a probiotic and pickling pro with the best supplies and equipment, all in one place.

It's the perfect beginner kit for the new fermenter. It includes all the tools needed to turn your ordinary wide mouth mason jar into a fermenting machine! You supply 4 masons jars, and the kit includes everything else.

What's Included:

- 4 Pickle Pipe Airlock Tops

- 4 Pickle Pebble Infinity Glass Weights

- 1 Acacia Pickle Packer Vegetable Tamper

- Bonus Printed Recipe Book.

21 Craft Kits for Adults Who Want to Learn a New Hobby (19)

Photo Credit:www.etsy.com

Indigo Shibori Dyeing Kit

Natural Dyeing is so popular right now, especially shibori dyeing with indigo dye.

If you are looking for a fun, easy-to-follow project, this kit will teach you the basics of the ancient Japanese Shibori technique of hand dyeing.

You can do this simple textile art by yourself, or organize a small art party with friends. This kit has enough materials to dye up to 15 projects, like T-shirts.

What's Included:

-Pre-reduced Indigo

-Soda Ash-Thiox

-2 Cotton Napkins (Packed in a reusable muslin bag)

-Wood Blocks

-Rubber bands

-Popsicles

-Gloves

-Manual with colorful pictures, easy to follow instructions

21 Craft Kits for Adults Who Want to Learn a New Hobby (20)

Photo Credit:www.etsy.com

DIY Keychain Kit

Here's a painting craft kits that's perfect for small spaces. Create your own colorful personalized DIY key chain with this kit.

The keychain that you make with this kit can decorate bags, purses, keys, and more. It would be perfect for birthday gifts, too.

What's Included:

- One Blank Laser Cut Initial

- Personalized Name Tag

- Key Chain and Tassel

- Paint and Paint Brush

Fill your house with the cozy glow of handmade candles. Even if you are a complete beginner, this candle making set has everything you need to make a set of 4 gorgeous candles. It comes with everything you need to get started, including fool-proof instructions.

What's Included:

4 dye blocks

4 fragrances

4 8 oz soy wax bags

melting pot

thermometer

2 round candle tins

2 square candle tins with covers

4 cotton wicks

Unlike other candle making sets, this kit contains enough tools to create 4 unique candles in different colors (red, orange, lavender, green) and scents (Clean Cotton, Lavender, Coconut Lime, and Cinnamon Vanilla).

21 Craft Kits for Adults Who Want to Learn a New Hobby (22)

Photo Credit:www.etsy.com

Bookbinding Kit

Learn to bind your own book with this complete bookbinding kit. Get everything you need to make a hard-bound book, journal, or planner.

This complete craft kit has the tools, supplies and instructions to make one cased in a hard bound journal. This kit will teach you to make an A6 (4"x6") classic hardcover book with 140 pages.

After you use the kit to make your first book, you'll have the tools and skills to make more.

What's Included:

Comprehensive bookbinding instructions

Genuine bone folder

Awl

Bookbinding needle

1.5 oz. PVA bookbinding glue*

3 yds waxed linen bookbinding thread

Mull fabric

2 book boards cut to size

2 endpapers

book cloth

21 Craft Kits for Adults Who Want to Learn a New Hobby (23)

Photo Credit:www.etsy.com

Hand Lettering Kit

Get a hand-lettering workshop experience in your own home with this highly popular Hand Lettering Kit.

This award-winning kit includes everything you need to get started learning the art of Hand Lettering.

Bring the joy of Hand Lettering right to your door!

What's Included:

- Instruction Booklet

- Kraft Pocket Sketchbook

- Drawing Pad

- Artist Paper

- Watercolor Set

- Paintbrush

- Metal Pencil Sharpener

- Chalk

- Chalk Marker

- 5x7" Chalkboard

- Micron Pen

- White Signo Pen

- Pencil

- Eraser

- Project Guide

More Craft Kit Ideas

Are you interested in other types of craft kits? You might find these related posts helpful!

  • The 12 Best Knitting Kits for Beginners
  • 15 Best Crochet Kits for Beginners
  • 10 Polymer Clay Kits for Earrings and More
  • Best Modern Embroidery Kits for Beginners
  • The Best Weaving Kits for Beginners
  • Best Modern Cross Stitch Kits
  • Best Friendship Bracelet Kits, String, and Supplies

What’s Next?

Pin this post: Save this tutorial to your Pinterest boards so that you can come back to it later.

Leave a comment: We love to hear your feedback. Tell me in the comments below!

Share on Instagram or Facebook: When you make this project, share it on social media and tag me @sarahmaker. We love to see what you make!

Have questions? Join the Facebook Group!

We hope this article was useful for you! If you have any additional questions, feel free to join myFacebook Group. We created this group for you to share pictures, ask questions, and help each other out.

21 Craft Kits for Adults Who Want to Learn a New Hobby (24)

Sarah Stearns

Sarah Stearns has helped thousands of makers find their next craft project with free patterns and step-by-step tutorials on her blog, sarahmaker.com. Read more.

Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Scientific American, Good Housekeeping, Vox, Apartment Therapy, Lifehacker, and more.

Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Fredrick Kertzmann

Last Updated: 02/10/2023

Views: 5522

Rating: 4.6 / 5 (66 voted)

Reviews: 89% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Fredrick Kertzmann

Birthday: 2000-04-29

Address: Apt. 203 613 Huels Gateway, Ralphtown, LA 40204

Phone: +2135150832870

Job: Regional Design Producer

Hobby: Nordic skating, Lacemaking, Mountain biking, Rowing, Gardening, Water sports, role-playing games

Introduction: My name is Fredrick Kertzmann, I am a gleaming, encouraging, inexpensive, thankful, tender, quaint, precious person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.