COVID-19 Stay Home Activity Kits


Stay at home activity kits to order in Singapore during Circuit Breaker (5)
Stay Home Activity Kits
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We’ve not even reached the midway mark of this newly extended Circuit Breaker so our fates for the next 5 weeks are pretty much set in stone – might as well make the best of it. And though spending all of this “downtime” indulging in endless Netflix bingeing is all fine and dandy, some of us might be headed in the opposite direction – down the path of productivity. 

If you’re up for a little bit of a challenge and want to get a little crafty with some DIY this CB, here are some stay-home activity kits to order in that’ll have you emerging from this stay-home period with new skills to your name.

Check out some other things you can do this CB to pass the time: 


1. Urban farming kit – from $19.90


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After experiencing empty shelves in our neighbourhood supermarkets and a queue to get into the wet markets, it’s no surprise that some of us have started dabbling with the art of gardening. 

Whether you’re readying yourself for the next nation-wide crisis or just trying to stimulate your dormant green thumbs, these urban farming kits from the folks of Super Farmers will have you sprouting and harvesting the work of your hands in a matter of weeks.

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For $19.90, you’ll get all you need to kick start your little gardening project from organic potting soil and non-GMO veggie seeds to a recipe card. Perfect for amateurs who can only manage growing green beans in cotton wool, this urban farming kit promises you zero mess and plenty of success with your new hobby.

Order the Urban Farming Kit here.


2. DIY painting kits – from $44.90


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Nothing spells “individuality” like designing your very own clothes, so if you’ve ever thought of giving wearable art a go, these painting kits from Streaks ‘n’ Strokes are a good start.

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They’ve got painting kits for T-shirts, tote bags, and even sneakers, where each kit includes a set of 5 bottles of fabric paint, brushes, palette, carbon paper, and an instruction booklet. Additionally, families looking for a fun bonding activity can pick up the 3 Times The Painting Fun – DIY Fabric Painting Kit ($89.90, U.P. 129.50), where you can select 3 items to paint on.

If you’re monumentally afraid of messing up, tune into Streaks ‘n’ Strokes’ free online painting classes. Their staff will slowly guide you through the designs, which include adorable re-creations of food and animals.

Order the DIY painting kit here.


3. DIY terrarium kits – from $20


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Not everyone has the patience to wait for seeds to sprout, but for those who want a low-maintenance plant to keep them company this Circuit Breaker period, can opt for one of these straight-forward DIY terrarium/mossarium kits from Crafts For Green.

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Customisable kits start from as low as $20, and you’ll be getting your money’s worth as these come complete with glass containers to house your new little beauties. Figurines to zhng your new little zen garden are priced at $2.50 per pop and even come in the form of quirky little beer bottles and fortune cats amongst your typical animals and bridges.

Order the DIY terrarium/mossarium kit here.


4. Hand embroidery kit – from $52


Naked Works
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We’ve probably all looked at wooden hoop hand embroidered art pieces and thought “what I wouldn’t give to be able to create something as beautiful as that”. But when we’ve got a whole month and a bit to try our hands at a new craft, why not shoot for the moon with this hand embroidery kit from Naked Works?

From just $52 for a single kit and $90 for a special Mother’s Day kit for 2, you can kick start your hand embroidery journey with this fully guided virtual lesson on how to transfer templates, master different stitches and replicate the masterpieces you’ve always eyed. 

Order the hand embroidery kit here (DM on Instagram to order).


5. Intermediate knitting kits – from $88


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Talk about knitting the picture that instantly comes to mind is a gaudy-looking scarf that might’ve been made by your grandma. But you’ll find no baby booties or impractical scarves with these intermediate knitting kits by It Takes Balls.

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They might come at a higher price but these kits will have you weaving up bucket bags and laptop sleeves depending on your kit of choice. Knitting something as next-level as a bag might cause you to doubt your own ability, but every purchase of a knit kit gives you free unlimited access to It Takes Ball’s knit parties.

So even if you can’t figure knitting out by the time this CB ends, you’ll still be able to pop by their knit parties once normal life resumes to be guided through every step of the process. And better yet, the yarn you’ll be knitting with is made up of repurposed fabric from textile factories so you’ll be doing a small favour to mother earth.

Order an intermediate knitting kit here.


6. DIY slime kits – from $11


DIY Slime Kit
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Trust Shopee to deliver a DIY slime kit from just $11 in 2-3 days with cute packaging to boot. These low-commitment slime kits are just the investment for those who only want a quick and easy craft experiment for pure funsies.

Packaged to look like some of our favourite drinks, you’ll be whipping up themed slime in “flavours” like Calpis, grape soda, matcha and strawberry milk – just try not to lick the slime when you’re done!

You’ll even be able to find a DIY scented, glow-in-the-dark slime kit for $24.95 to take your slime-making a notch up.

Order the DIY slime kit and glow-in-the-dark slime kit.

 


7. Perfume making kit – $188


Oo La Lab
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Our days of attending workshops may be a distant memory now, but you can still try your hand at the art of perfume-making from the confines of your home. 

Oo La Lab now brings you a mixology kit that’ll guide you through the basics of fragrance blending with 12 notes, 3 limited-edition ingredients and all the necessary apparatus you’ll need to create your own signature scent. 

And if you find yourself getting the hang of concocting charming scents, the kit will let you bottle a grand total of 9 of them out of thousands of possibilities.

Order the mixology kit here.


8. Punch needle embroidery kit – $55.90


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Say goodbye to fumbling with tiny needles and say hello to the art of speed embroidery with a punch needle. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easily you get into the groove of embroidery with this nifty little handheld puncher. The final product? A piece of art you can proudly display at home or present as a gift for friends and family. 

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Take your pick from a selection of cute templates on either a square frame or a beech wood embroidery hoop – preorders are available on the website but you can also personally WhatsApp the owner of the store to see if a special order can be prepared. Each kit comes with a $5 WithAutumn voucher to offset your next embroidery kit!

Order the punch needle embroidery kit here.


9. Art jamming kit – $32


Epic Workshops Art Jamming
There’s also a mini canvas art jamming kit for the same price
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We won’t be able to pop by any of these art jamming studios any time soon but you can still order that therapeutic experience to your doorstep with Epic Workshop’s stay home art jamming kits. Now going at a discounted price of $32, your Picasso starter guide will include 12 acrylic paint shades, paintbrushes, a palette, and protective gear so you can let loose and get messy. 

Order the art jamming kit here.


10. Leather home kit – $38


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Leather workshops, as we know them, don’t come cheap. But minus having a physical mentor from the equation and you could try your hand at leather crafting for the sweet price of just $38 (U.P. $65) this Circuit Breaker. 

Also by the folks of Epic Workshops, is this leather crafting kit that’ll have aspiring leather artisans starting on their very first coin pouch or cardholder or AirPods case with only the help of a video tutorial.

Order the leather craft kit here.


11. Jewellery making kit – $48


 

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It’s going to be a while more before any of us can glam up for brunch or nights out on the town, but in the meantime, you can put all this downtime to good use by making your very own accessories with this wood + knitting jewellery kit by Muyu.co.

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Your jewellery kit will come with all the tools you’ll need to craft a total of 6 sophisticated accessories from earring to embroidered pendants – the live demo sessions broadcasted on Muyu.co’s Instagram channel to ensure you get the whole process down pat.

Order the wood + knitting jewellery making kit here.


DIY activity kits to order


While slothing out in front of the TV is one way to bide your time this Circuit Breaker, here are 9 alternative craft activities you can order online to add a little sparkle to your homebound lives. Whether it’s crafting your very own sets of jewellery or potting your own zen globe terrariums, your next home craft activity is only a couple of clicks away.

Read our other articles around what can still be down this CB here: