You asked for it, here are my ultimate favourite best craft kits for adults. Around here I'm always involving the kids and it's something I enjoy. But today I'm bringing something to you, just for you. Kits are perfect if you're not sure where to start.
Some of us know exactly what project we want to undertake and go after it! Others need a little assistance, which is what makes craft kits perfect. Many life-long crafters (myself included) like craft kits when embarking on a new craft for the first time. Starting with kits specifically can be a great boost to your confidence to get going in this new craft.
But hold on a second, craft kits aren't just for beginners! I'm reminded of my Mum who is an avid quilter and still likes to purchase quilting kits. Sometimes she will add her own spin on them but it takes the guesswork out of her project, even though she's not new to the craft.
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What makes crafts so appealing for adults?
At a basic level, people love to craft for its therapeutic benefits; as a creative outlet; for stress relief and as a way to connect with others. There are many additional benefits to crafting and craft kits such as:
- Nurturing self-expression – creating something unique and personal gives you a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. This in turn encourages exploration of your abilities and being able to develop your own style.
- Boosting confidence – that sense of pride and accomplishment you feel when you see the final product of your hard work and creativity. It's an amazing feeling!
- Convenience – we've all done the run around between stores trying to find the right materials and tools. Whilst some kits exclude some basic supplies, many come with most, if not all of your supplies. Taking the stress out of that.
- Customization – depending on the type of kit you have purchased, many will allow you to add your own personality and customization to the project. You can still confidently complete the project with the instructions and supplies provided.
- Gifting – craft kits are a unique and thoughtful gifts that can be made for the recipient. Or the kit itself can be given to that special crafty person in your life.
- Building skills – Each kit introduces crafters to different techniques, materials, and processes. By completing various projects, you can expand your artistic abilities and gain confidence in your crafting skills.
Onto 42 of the best craft kits for adults
Onto the creative goodness! I've covered some amazing crafts in my list of best craft kits for adults, including:
- Fabric dying
- Paper crafts
- Wood carving
- Clay kits
- Mosiac projects
- Candle making
- Jewellery making
- Leather purse stitching
- Paint by number
- Needle felting
- Punch needle kits
- Propagation projects
- PLUS MORE!
I have tried my best to come up with kits that are available worldwide however you may find some of the options given do not ship to all locations or shipping is quite expensive. I have at times found similar items in different locations.
Ice Dye Kit
Using ice to dye with fibre-reactive dyes leads to amazing patterns and stunning, often unexpected colour combinations. The kit includes suggestions for patterns and tips and tricks for success. Plus a high-quality 100% cotton bandanna to get you started, and enough dye to make a few other things as well! This gorgeous kit is available in different colour combinations to choose from. FIND IT HERE: Ice Dye Craft Kit
Flower Quilling Kit
Make your own quilled wooden plaque and mini quilled cards with this Summer Posies kit! This craft kit includes templates, a practice page, detailed instructions, photos and access to online video tutorials and more. A great gift idea for that special occasion. FIND IT HERE: Flower Quilling Paper Craft Kit
Comfort Bird Wood Carving Kit
Lovely comfort birds bring comfort to people who are anxious or have been through trauma, who are in physical pain or may be grieving a loss, and who need some help, hug & talk. This adult craft kit would make a thoughtful gift for someone special or for yourself. Within the kit, you'll get a razor-sharp whittling knife, necessary polishing & wood finishing supplies & a step-by-step video tutorial as well as a short guide on how to proceed with bird carving. FIND IT HERE: Comfort Bird Wood Carving Kit
Metal Castle Carousel Music Box
How unique is this kit?! It is a little more difficult than some kits, but if you're up for the challenge I think it would look amazing. FIND IT HERE: Metal Castle Carousel Music Box
Best Crafts for Adults: Home Decor
Set of 2 Clay Plant Pot Kit
This Kit is perfect for two people to make together – a plant pot head clay at-home kit. No kiln or oven baking is needed! A great gift idea for plant lovers, and creatives. The clay is softer to work with than some of the leading brands meaning that is great for modelling. It contains a small amount of nylon fibres to give it strength if the clay is to be air-dried. But it can also withstand kiln firings up to stoneware temperatures. Step-by-step video tutorial included. FIND IT HERE: Set of 2 Clay Plant Pot Kit
DIY Mosiac Coaster Kit
These sweet coasters have natural wood for the base and are well-polished. With hand-cut stained glass pieces on the top, it creates a bright, classic, modern look for your table. The kit includes an instruction sheet, this stained glass kit is great for both kids and adults. Select from various colour and pattern options. FIND IT HERE: DIY Mosiac Coaster Kit
Candle-Making Kit with Essential Oils
Create something special! Make a set of gorgeous soy wax candles with all of the candle-making supplies you need to finish this project from beginning to end. FIND IT HERE: Candle-Making Kit with Essential Oils
Dried Flower Wreath Kit
These gorgeous dried flower wreath kits contain everything you need (except scissors/snips) to make your own beautiful dried flower wreath. Great for mindful crafting or gifting. The kit itself is beautifully presented making it a gorgeous and unique gift for that special person. FIND IT HERE: Dried Flower Wreath Kit
Glass Making Kit
This glass painting kit contains enough materials in the box for 2-3 projects. In addition, you an also purchase a listing for 10 digital stencils to use. FIND IT HERE: Glass Making Kit
Easy Sewing Cat Cushion Pillow
Cat lovers will enjoy making (or receiving) this plushie kitty pillow kit. The designer has used her own illustration printed onto soft lightweight poly plush for you to then sew. You can choose between black or white as both have the same floral design. FIND IT HERE: Easy Sewing Cat Cushion Pillow
3D Paper Cutting Garden Dome
This DIY kit is designed and ready to immerse yourself in the fantastic world of 3D paper cutting! You will create a gorgeous garden scene that you can put in a dome and give as a gift. The kit includes craft knife, self-healing mat, dome, templates, practice sheet, instruction booklet and more. FIND IT HERE: 3D Paper Cutting Garden Dome
Best Crafts for Adults: Accessories
Earring Making Kit
Make your own jewellery with so many assembly options. This is a perfect kit for anyone who is interested in making their own jewellery! Along with the items shown, you will also receive a bag of assorted fixings in your chosen colour. Items include resin and wood, painted brass, acrylic, a variety of earring posts, and more. FIND IT HERE: Earring Making Kit
Handmade Leather Purse Kit
This kit contains all the tools and materials that you need to make your own purse from start to finish. All leather pieces are pre-punctured so all that's left to do is sew them together following our video tutorial! FIND IT HERE: Handmade Leather Purse Kit
Honey Bee Bead Brooch Kit
This bead embroidery kit allows you to create a stunning brooch or pendant shaped like a honey bee with crystal beads on the back, graceful paws, and sparkling rhinestone wings. The tutorial for this insect jewellery is an excellent DIY gift for anyone who loves bees. FIND IT HERE: Honey Bee Bead Brooch Kit
Best Crafts for Adults: Painting
Dessert Cactus Paint by Number
This Vintage Style “Paint by Number” DIY Kit is a great gift idea for adults. You can paint a beautiful picture even if you've never picked up a brush in your life. Start away in just 1-2-3 steps! The canvas in the kit has the pattern printed with numbers inside the different shape segments. Pick a colour to start, open the mini tub of paint with the corresponding number, dip your brush, and paint away! FIND IT HERE: Dessert Cactus Paint by Number
Normandy Lighthouse Paint by Numbers
Enjoy a lovely seascape of the French Coast of Normandy with the Normandy lighthouse watching over the sailors' painting. The lighthouse watches over the calm ocean, while the shore is bathed in warm sunlight. FIND IT HERE: Normandy Lighthouse Paint by Numbers
Custom Photo Paint by Numbers
Bring your favourite photo back to life with custom paint by numbers. You might want to paint a family picture, a loved one, or your own pet. Whatever you prefer, it is a unique and personal way to preserve your memories. A personalized painting by numbers will also make an amazing gift. Just imagine receiving hand-painted artwork from someone you love! FIND IT HERE: Custom Photo Paint by Numbers
Best Craft Kits for Adults: Macrame Projects
Moon Macrame Wall Hanging Craft
This Moon Macrame Wall Hanging Kit is a stylish way to learn how to make macrame! It contains all the supplies you need to make a gorgeous wall hanging. Including a moon-shaped centre and string of lights so you can light up your room with this gorgeous wall hanging. This macrame project is rated beginner to intermediate. The project will take significant time, but the pattern is beginner friendly. FIND IT HERE: Moon Macrame Wall Hanging Craft
Mini Macrame Hanging Cactus Kit
Perfect for all craft abilities, this cactus macrame kit would make an ideal gift or simply a lovely mindful project to try yourself. This kit contains everything (except glue and scissors!) to make a mini macrame cactus. You can even add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to the wooden bead to create a little oil diffuser. FIND IT HERE: Mini Macrame Hanging Cactus Kit
Macrame Flower Keyrings
I love these macrame flower keychains! Pick your colour and the kit comes with 3 colours of cords plus the keyring. Perfect gift for yourself, your mother, your daughter or your special friends! FIND IT HERE: Macrame Flower Keyrings
DIY Macrame Rainbow Kit
Create your very own hanging macrame rainbow, available in multiple colour combinations. Creating rainbows is a fun and light-hearted project for many! FIND IT HERE: DIY Macrame Rainbow Kit
Best Craft Kits for Adults: Needle Felting
Cute Animal Needle Felting Kit
These beginner needle felt kits include sweet Sleeping Kitten, Sleeping Rabbit, Swing Rabbit, and Swing Raccoon. A basic tutorial with illustrations on basic felting techniques as well as step-by-step illustrated instructions on how to create the animal. This Felt Kit comes with top-quality Merino Wool, which is safe and eco-friendly for everybody to use. FIND IT HERE: Cute Animal Needle Felting Kit
Succulent Needle Felting Kit
So adorable! This Felt Kit comes with top-quality Merino Wool. Each plant has its own cute glass pot and you receive eight of them. FIND IT HERE: Succulent Needle Felting Kit
Needle Felt Bird Ornaments
Learn to needle felt your own itty bitty bird ornaments with this complete felting kit! Five birds in a kit with various colour options available or customize with your own colours. FIND IT HERE: Needle Felt Bird Ornaments
Best Craft Kits for Adults: Embroidery
Van Gogh's Starry Sky Embroidery Kit
I had to include this one – in school, I recreated Van Gogh's The Starry Night in chalk and it's been one of my favourite paintings since. This hand embroidery kit is great for beginners, this is an easy hand-stitch embroidery project you can complete in one weekend. FIND IT HERE: Starry Sky Embroidery Kit
Ablaze Abstract Embroidery Kit
This 8″ kit provides you with everything you need to create your own unique abstract embroidery. You can add as much or as little detail as you wish. The stitch guide allows you to choose where the stitches and colours are placed. FIND IT HERE: Abstract Embroidery Kit
Modern Mountain Embroidery Kit
This embroidery kit is great for beginners and comes with a hoop and no hoop option. The kits come with illustrated linen fabrics, pattern drawing, needles, cotton threads and instructions. FIND IT HERE: Modern Mountain Embroidery Kit
Daisy Embroidery Kit
A more unique and delicate design embroidered on transparent fabric (what looks like netting or organza fabric). FIND IT HERE: Daisy Embroidery Kit
Racoon Hand Embroidery Kit
This sweet raccoon project is a joy to stitch, perfect for wildlife-loving crafters! The accompanying online video tutorial will help to teach thread painting, the technique used to create realistic, fluffy fur. FIND IT HERE: Racoon Hand Embroidery Kit
Feminist Line Art Embroidery Kit
I love this modern embroidery kit – it comes with illustrated linen fabrics, pattern drawing, needles, cotton threads and instructions. FIND IT HERE: Feminist Line Art Embroidery Kit
Modern Cat Embroidery Kit
How sweet are these little kitties? They'll have you relaxing in no time. This hand embroidery kit will include everything you need to start the project and is great for beginners. FIND IT HERE: Modern Cat Embroidery Kit
Best Craft Kits for Adults: More Threads
Psychedelia Retro Latch Hook Rug Kit
Latch-hook is making a comeback! This kit's retro, psychedelic shapes and bright colours are so much fun. It is perfect for beginners who have never tried latch-hooking before. With only one technique to learn, it's perfect for those who are new to crafting. FIND IT HERE: Psychedelia Retro Latch Hook Rug Kit
Cow Crochet Kit
How adorable is Colbie the Cow?! Those beautiful long eyelashes will have the owner smitten with their new favourite plushie. FIND IT HERE: Cow Crochet Kit
Flower Punch Needle Kit
This hand kit is great for beginners, the pattern is printed on the fabric and easy to stitch. This lovely punch needle kit can add a great addition to your wall decor and you can also make it as a gift or give the kit as a gift for a crafter. FIND IT HERE: Flower Punch Needle Kit
Bird Punch Needle Kit
This birthday punch needle kit screams spring. So even when it's cold and wintery outside, it's sure to warm your heart! FIND IT HERE: Bird Punch Needle Kit
Beginner Floral Punch Needle Kit
There are 8 fun and colourful floral punch needle designs to choose from. This kit is perfect for beginners who want to learn the basics of this fun and creative craft. FIND IT HERE: Beginner Floral Punch Needle Kit
Best Craft Kits for Adults: Outdoor + Plant Projects
Modern Mid-Century Bird House with Planter
A sweet birdhouse with a modern mid-century architecture look! Complete with a planter so you can plant a real flower. Installation is made by wall mount brackets and screws (included). The colours are also customizable. FIND IT HERE: Birdhouse Kit
Plant Propagation Station
This plant propagation kit has an eye-catching elegant shape, constructed of natural wood with a glass vase with modernistic detail. Perfect for office, desks, and home room decoration. FIND IT HERE: Plant Propagation Station
Solar Printing Cyanotype Stencil Kit
I can't believe I haven't seen this craft before, it's gorgeous! Clear stencils are placed on top of your magic blue paper and exposed in sunshine for 5-10 min. Add fragments from your favourite garden, bush walk, or bouquet to make meaningful works of art. FIND IT HERE: Solar Printing Stencil Kit
Country Cottage Birdhouse
Such a sweet birdhouse, showcasing the beautiful elements that go into a Weatherboard Cottage of the Edwardian era. This kit comes complete with all the pieces to create a birdhouse with classic features like the twin gabled roof with timber fretwork design, window awnings and eave decorations on both sides, along with the fancy front facade lacework to frame the front doorway. FIND IT HERE: Country Cottage Birdhouse
Open Geometric Glass Terrarium
A gorgeous open geometric terrarium, made of framed transparent glass. Ideal for raising succulents and cacti. It is also suitable for planting tropical plant varieties, such as mosses, orchids, ferns, and air plants. Perfect to use on your desk, as home decor or as table centrepieces – great wedding decor! FIND IT HERE: Open Geometric Glass Terrarium
Terrarium Starter Kit
Materials have been compiled for you to create your own small – medium-sized terrarium. Just add your own container and plants. This kit is perfect if you already have a glass vessel at home you wish to turn into a planted terrarium, or a good excuse to get creative and recycle something else into a terrarium! FIND IT HERE: Terrarium Starter Kit
I had so much fun searching for the best craft kits for adults. Many, many times I got stuck dreaming of all the new crafts I could try! I had to stop myself with this list. But don't worry, I'll be back to update it! Is there a particular craft you enjoy? Perhaps you would like to see more craft kit options? Drop and comment below to let me know!