1. Adult Colouring
It might sound like something for kids, but adult colour books have become super popular over the last few years and more people are using them than ever before. Colouring can be a great way to distract yourself and clear you head by getting stuck into a colouring. It’s a great way to relax and express your creativity, even if you lack the artistic skill to create amazing drawings yourself.
All you need is a colouring book and pencils to entertain yourself for hours. You can buy colouring books at most book shops or online, like this example from Waterstones.
2. Decorate a cake
Baking is a great way to keep busy and make delicious treats to eat with friends and family. But why not take it one step further and decorate your cakes. It’s really easy to make icing at home with butter, sugar, food colouring & milk and then you can get creative decorating your cakes.
Why not make it into a competition with your family, each decorating a cake and then having a blind vote to see who’s was best, or even take it to social media using Instagram poles to get your friends to vote!
It’s a good way to pass some time and once you’re finished you can eat the cakes so what’s not to like? Enjoy getting stuck in and get creative with flavours and designs. There are lots of recipes online to help you perfect your cake. My personal favourite is the BBC Good Food website where there are hundreds of options to choose from depending on what flavour you want to make.
3. Write a Song
Ok, this may sound a little crazy, but it is honestly so much fun! You don’t need expensive instruments or anything to have a go, all you need are different pots and pans and some wooden spoons.
Get creative or try and recreate your favourite song, it’s a great way to distract yourself from the monotony of lockdown. Once you’ve perfected your tune why not film it and upload to TikTok or go Live on Instagram and perform to all your friends. Have some fun with it and embrace your inner kid!
4. Learn Origami
Learn something new during lockdown and try the art of origami. Origami is the Japanese art of folding a single sheet of paper into a sculpture. It’s a great way to kill some time and there’s an endless array of designs to create which will keep you busy for hours.
YouTube is the best way to learn with thousands of tutorials teaching you how to make different designs, so you’ll never get bored. Mix it up by using different coloured paper or colour it in yourself to create unique designs.
5. Paint a Picture
Painting is a great way to keep busy; there are so many different styles of painting that will keep you entertained for hours and you don’t even have to be great at art to have a go.
Why not try something abstract like the paint pouring techniques that are popular online at the moment. There really are endless options to create something unique so have a bit of fun and play around.
So, arts and crafts can be a great way to keep yourself entertained rather than just watching films all day or sitting scrolling through TikTok. You don’t have to be an expert to have a go and the materials are cheap and easy to source making it a great activity to kill some time, especially during the current lockdown.
Which one of these ideas is your favourite? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear from you!