If you’re anything like me you also struggle to keep your hands still at the best of times. I am always looking for little projects to do to keep myself busy even if it’s whilst watching the TV in the evenings. Therefore in a time of quarantine it’s been a bit of a challenge to think of ways to keep myself occupied and satisfy my creative urges. That is why I have complied 15 of the best craft kits I could find to keep you busy during lock down. These can all be purchased online and are perfect for beginners and experienced crafters alike. I hope this leaves you feeling inspired.
1. Ragged Life Easy Peasy Rag Rug Kit
Our very own Easy Peasy Rag Rug Kits are ideal craft kits for rag rug beginners who are looking to get their hands on all the tools they need to do both the loopy and shaggy techniques of rag rugging. The kit includes all our basic quality checked tools in addition to instructional booklets so that you are ready to get started on your project right away. A full description of what is included is here our website. This kit retails at £34.99.
2. Make Me Luna Lupin
Cool Crafting offers this stunning, elegant craft kit containing everything needed to make a Luna Lupin. A charming 16″ rabbity-hare with an incredible sense of style. This kit also includes a pretty print tee shirt dress with detachable bow as well as detailed easy to read instruction presented through diagrams and photographs. More details of this kit are available on the Cool Crafting website where you can also purchase the kit for yourself. This kit retails at £28.
3. Alpaca Neckerchief Knitting Kit
Alpacaly Ever After offer a kit containing absolutely everything you need to make a stunning neckerchief. This kit includes 100% baby alpaca yarn, bamboo needles, a tapestry needle and also a knitting pattern. This product can be purchased ready knitted but if you are anything like me you’ll have more fun making yours yourself. You can purchase this kit and chose your colour of wool directly here on their website. This kit retails at £30.
4. Crochet Necklace Kit
Stitching Me Softly have created a beginners crochet kit specifically designed to make 3 of your own statement necklaces. The kit uses Bobbiny 100% recycled cotton cord and a simple crochet stitch technique, this kit is perfect for all levels of craft experience including those who have never crocheted before. In addition, you can personalise your necklace by requesting your choice of colours. More details of this kit are available on their etsy where you can also purchase one for yourself. The retail price for this kit is £18.
5. Rag Rug Kids’ Kit – Rag-a-Monsters
Our Rag-a-Monster Kids Kits are ideal craft kits for children aged between 7-12 to get hands-on and crafty. The kits provide hours of entertainment, and are specifically designed to make rag rugging easy for children (with child-friendly tools and pre-cut fabric). The final result being the creation of one cute or scary Rag-a-Monster. Additionally, your kids can customise their monsters to their hearts desire. The kit includes all the tools and materials needed. A full description of which you can find on our website. This kit retails at £14.99.
6. The Makerss Three White Mice
This innovative needle felt kit enables you to make 3 mischievous mice approx 8 cm tall. This kit is suitable for beginners and uses soft merino wool batts and simple wire armature techniques. The mice you create with this kit are then posable figures. These can then be turned into cake toppers, table decorations, personalised gifts or anything else you can think of. Make your purchase directly on their website here. The retail price for this kit is £22.
7. Knit Knit Classic Duet Cushion
The Knit Knit cushion kit is the perfect kit specifically designed for beginners to create a stunning classic colour combo cushion cover. The kit includes easy to follow instructions in addition to everything you need to create a personal home crafted accessory for your living room. You can chose from an array of different colours and even also add needles or a cushion pad to your order if you don’t have spares at home. More details of what is included in the kit along with size measurements are available directly on the website. The retail price for this kit is £40.
8. City Map Tapestry Kit By Hannah Bass Needlepoint
These unique craft kits capture the hectic atmosphere of several major cities offering an easy to follow printed canvas, in a basic half cross stitch. Chose from a variety of different big cities and make your own tapestry. Simple and perfect for beginners and experienced stitchers alike. The kits are all handmade and include everything needed to create your canvas, which can then be mounted however you chose. Purchase your own City Map kit here where you can also find additional information and a contents description. The retail price for this kit is £79.
9. Beginner Punch Needle DIY Kit
If you are interested in learning to punch needle then this kit created by The Modern Crafter offers a great introduction for beginners. The kit includes all you need to start and continue this therapeutic craft. Chose from a selection of different designs. You can get more details directly on the website as well as purchase your own kit. The retail price for this kit is £40.
10. Tilly and the Buttons- Pinafore and Dungaree Dress Pattern
Start immediately and sew your own easy pinafore and dungaree dress with this digital pattern. Emailed directly to you will be your pattern along with instructions and a link to download a PDF. Alternatively Tilly and the Buttons will post a printed pattern to you. This easy to sew pattern will guide you step by step as you make your gorgeous staple dungaree dress, just in time for the hot weather. To purchase this item or for more details on what your finished dress will look like and other supplies you need to make this pattern come to life, head over to the website here. The retail price for this pattern is £11.50.
11. Beginners Pom Pom Hat Knitting Kit
Stitch and Story have designed a kit to give first time knitters an easy start into the craft. This kit is an all in one containing everything needed to learn all the basic techniques required to make a Luca Pom Hat. The kit offers an easy, quick project to suit everyones style with a range of colours. Purchase your kit or get more details on the full kit contents here. The retail price for this kit is £35.
12. Loom Weaving Kit
TheSquidInkCo have created a complete weaving set perfect for beginners and intermediates alike. It possesses an easy to follow instruction guide which is available as both a PDF or printed copy. The kit offers all you need to get started including the wooden loom and mixed coloured wools. Purchase yours on Etsy here. The retail price of this kit is £40.
13. Stitch Your Own Passport Cover
Ok so this project isn’t much use at the present moment. But I thought it was such a nice idea and there is no harm in dreaming about the future. This unique kit by The Little Boys Room offers a blank canvas in the form of a real leather perforated passport holder and luggage tags. This kit comes with a ‘travel’ needle and thread to create a personalised label. The perforated world map is printed on the leather passport cover, so you can mark a colourful cross onto each country you visit. Take a look yourself at the beautiful design and grab your kit here. The retail price for this item is £29.95.
14. Stitch Your Own Dog Tapestry
Stitch Me have created stunning personalised tapestry craft kits for you to create an everlasting image of your dog. This kit is a unique project for dog lovers to cherish and is perfect and easy for beginners. You will receive everything needed to create your beautiful tapestry within this kit. Your photo will also be printed vividly onto the canvas and you will be given a wool key to follow. You can find more information on this kit here along with the option to purchase one of these incredible kits for yourself or a loved one.
15. Zig Zag Crochet Blanket Kit
This Sold and Marl kit is a beautiful easy to follow kit with all the tools needed to create your own zig zig patterned crochet blanket. This kit contains 100% real lambs wool along with a crochet hook and an easy to read instructional pattern. The perfect kit for a crocheter or knitter to make a luxury, quality blanket. You can purchase this kit here. The retail price of this kit is £49.
Thanks so much for reading 🙂 We hope this this gave you some good ideas of our favourite best craft kits to keep you busy whilst in quarantine. If you have started any of your own projects using one of these craft kits and want to share what you have made, we would love to hear from you. You can email your images to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or if you are looking for other exciting ways to keep busy during your isolation then check out our recent blog post on our 15 easy peasy craft projects here. We have also scheduled some Ragged Life online workshops check out our recent blog post on that here.
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As always, happy rag rugging!