Paintings exploding with colour, soft fuzzy sweaters, the scent of candles, the sweet taste of bonbons, and the heavenly notes of a music box, all tempt our senses. The exciting thing is that you can create these sensations yourself with the best craft kits for adults.
I have been doing crafts since I was a small child. I tried children’s cross stitch, crochet, sewing, and paint by numbers. I even built a wooden dollhouse as a tween. As an adult I took up painting and card making. However, researching these gifts inspired me to explore even more hobbies. Whether these gifts inspire you to get crafting yourself, or to make someone else happy by giving them as gifts, they are sure to make you feel the thrill of being a kid again.
Adult art kits
This art kit is great for beginners because it comes with a variety of paints and brushes, as well as a palette for mixing colours. It also comes with a canvas so they can get started creating their masterpiece right away. The portable easel can be used to store supplies. Even if they have been painting for a while, extra supplies and a portable easel make this gift a hit.
Maybe they would prefer to try watercolours. This kit comes with brushes, palette, paper, and paint. The paints are in tubes for easy use.
For someone who wants something a bit easier, choose from a wide selection of paint by number kits. You can even have one custom made.
Beginner crochet kit adults UK
This kit comes with all of the tools and yarn a beginner needs to get started crocheting. They will also need a beginners guide book for instructions and ideas for projects.
For someone who loves dogs, give them a crochet dog kit, which includes instructions and everything needed to make ten different dog breeds.
Or if they love sea creatures, you can send them a kit with everything they need to make a large cuddly octopus. It even comes in a gift box!
However, my favourite is the Harry Potter crochet kit.
As an alternative, get knitting kits for adults in the UK. These cute bird kits come with everything they need except the needles.
Christmas craft kits for adults UK
This sewing kit makes adorable ornaments to hang on the tree. I like doing these crafts at night while watching television. It keeps my hands busy so I don’t eat too many snacks. Every year I like to tell my children stories of what was happening in our lives the years I made each set of ornaments.
A diamond painting Christmas keychain kit comes with supplies for thirteen keychains. You can make them as stocking stuffers, or give the whole set to someone to use as tree ornaments. Or you can get a latch hook santa. If you want to get really fancy, you can sew a backing on it and stuff it as a throw pillow.
Candle craft kits for adults UK
This candle kit comes with decorative jars to put the candles in, plus everything needed to make beautiful candles. If you get a kit for yourself, you can give the homemade candles as gifts.
Paper crafts for adults in the UK
I love creating personalised cards from a kit. By making them myself, I never have to worry about running out to the store at the last minute for a card.
I have a friend who gave everyone holiday ornaments she made by quilling. We were all amazed. This quilling kit comes with paper in a variety of colours, templates, and tools needed to create exquisite designs.
For someone who loves Japanese culture, this origami book comes with instructional video and paper projects ready to make.
Adult hobby kits
A beginners whittling kit includes tools, protective gloves, a case, and blocks of wood. Include a book on easy whittling projects so they have instructions to make cool things.
Maybe they want to create art on wood. A wood burning kit comes with different tips to achieve different effects when drawing or writing on wood.
Food related craft kits for adults UK
A starter kit has all the tools necessary for them to become a cake artist. Get a cake decorating book with instructions and ideas to go with the kit.
If you want something a bit simpler, choose from a selection of dessert kits which have everything needed to make a tasty treat.
For cheese lovers, get an artisan cheese making kit that makes more than 25 different types of cheese. Or for those who like things a bit spicy, give them a chilli sauce making kit which makes seven types of sauce. They can even make their own bacon!
Craft ideas for adults in the UK
Have them try their hand with mosaics. There are many interesting kits to choose from.
Jewellery making kits for adults in the UK
My mom enjoys making jewellery with beads and wires. She spent several summer holidays teaching my youngest child how to make wearable art. This kit has everything needed for beginners, including tools and a wide selection of colourful stones.
For those who may have difficulty coming up with their own designs, or just want some more guidance, a Tree of Life jewellery kit has instructions and supplies to make exquisite works of art.
During my craft show days I knew several people who made jewellery with polymer clay. A polymer clay jewellery kit is great for someone who wants to try something new.
You can also schedule a jewellery class for a fun night out.
Wood craft kits for adults UK
These are fun wooden puzzles for grown ups. Once this one is assembled, they use the hand crank to lift the marbles to the top, where they are released for a mesmerising coaster ride.
Remember putting together model cars as a child? Get this wooden model car for someone who is into the classics.
For those interested in outer space, they can build a wooden globe. The Sputnik and a shuttle revolve around the earth with the crank of a lever.
Maybe they prefer the feel of being at a country fair. This carousel is a music box that plays a waltz as it revolves.
Or for someone obsessed with trains, get an old fashioned locomotive to put together.
11. Spiced Rum Kit
Unusual craft kits for adults UK
Wouldn’t it be fun for them to create their own spiced rum? They can, with this infusion kit. Of course, there are kits for gin lovers as well.
Creative kits for adults
When I was a child, my parents would take my sister and I to a dollhouse shop where tons of hand made miniatures were on display. I wanted to spend hours looking at the tiny details like door handles, dish racks, and pretend foods. You can imagine my excitement when I found this selection of miniatures. As a gardener, this greenhouse is one of my favourites.
I also love this romantic cafe which is a music box. Make sure to include glue with the kit as they will need this for assembly. You can also get this cool bookshop or fruit shop. I am having a hard time deciding which to get.
DIY kits for adults
For a practical project, you can get a kit for them to make their own clock.
Gifts to compliment craft kits
While these aren’t actual kits, these classes can provide fun entertainment while learning a new skill without leaving home.
15. Felting Kit
Needle and fabric craft kits for adults UK
I have never tried felting, but these homemade creatures are adorable. Just remember, these are craft kits for adults and are not meant as children’s toys.
As a child I tried a simple cross stitch of some beautiful flowers. As an adult I found a much more complicated one of cats sleeping on bookshelves. It took me forever to complete, but I was really proud of myself afterwards. You can find a variety of cross stitch kits including simple ones for beginners to more complex kits that look like paintings.
My mom used to belong to a quilting bee. She made some beautiful designs. I am hoping to learn this skill too. If you know someone who likes sewing, they may enjoy a quilting kit. There are inclusive kits for beginners, or you can just buy patterns for those who are more experienced and have their own fabrics.