As temperatures drop well below freezing, it can be a struggle to stay entertained when confined to the comfort of your home. After all, there’s only so much TV you can binge-watch before you utter the words you’d never thought you’d say: “I don’t feel like watching Netflix anymore.” To beat your winter boredom, we’ve found a bevy of indoor activities that are perfect for the creatively minded. And best of all, most of them don’t involve screens.
Hand embroidery has had a renaissance over the past few years, and it’s become especially popular during chilly weather. Simply curl up on your couch and get lost in the soothing repetition of stitches. If you’re new to embroidery, the Beginner Stitch Sampler from Dropcloth Samplers will help you to practice some of the most basic techniques. Once you’ve gained confidence in your abilities, try one the adorable Hedgehog Doll Embroidery Kit from Kiriki Press.
Crafts aren’t your only option for indoor activities. Continue to explore art ideas with kits from Speedball. Their block printing assortment is great for beginners and features everything you’ll need to create your own greeting cards or framable artwork. Afterwards, sit back and enjoy a brew you made with the IPA Beer Making Kit. You earned it!