Best Craft Kits For Adults – 2020 Guide

by Mother Huddle Staff

Here at The Mother Huddle, we absolutely love adult craft kits! Whether you’re looking to learn a new craft with minimal investment, something fun to do or are simply looking to buy a gift for someone else; craft kits are something anyone can enjoy.

Even if you’ve never enjoyed crafting before or are looking for a new hobby, preassembled craft kits make it easy. Craft kits aren’t just for kids either and they are an excellent way to improve your overall mood. They can help de-stress, reduce anxiety, increase confidence and give the overall feeling of accomplishment. Most if not everything you need is in the box with detailed instructions on how to complete it. Some sellers even go as far as making online tutorials to help crafters truly make the most of their craft kits.

There’s many craft kits for adults out there to choose from. We’ve done the research for you and handpicked 25 of the best craft kits for adults we enjoyed out right now. Check out our list below.

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Skill Level: Moderate

Diamond painting is so in right now! This kit is very functionally similar to coloring or painting by numbers. Instead of coloring in the numbers, you’ll apply tiny vibrant resin “diamonds” to a coded adhesive canvas. Sounds tedious, but it’s actually not for most crafters and quite relaxing. When you’re done you’ll have a beautiful mosaic type painting to hang in your home. For beginners, we recommend starting off with a smaller canvas kit because they take less time to complete with less pieces to place.

Kit Includes:
Diamond packs, Adhesive canvas, Self-flattening canvas, Pen, Tweezers, Wide tip, Wax pad, Grooved organizing tray, Plastic bags

Additional Supplies Required: None! Everything you’ll need is included inside the kit.


Skill Level: Moderate

If you’re looking for a fun, easy to complete DIY home decor project, this craft kit is perfect for just that! We love this kit because there is absolutely no wrong way to do string art. When completed your finished design will be uniquely your own by how you place the string. All designs come out incredibly detailed with minimal effort.

Kit Includes:
Hammer, Nails, Glue, Screws, Cotton string, Holder, Wooden frame, Pattern, Instruction manual

Additional Supplies Required: None! Everything you’ll need is included inside the kit.


Indigo Shibori Dye Kit

Indigo Shibori Dye Kit

$33.95 | (was , now off)

Skill Level: Moderate

The possibilities are endless with this indigo shibori dye kit! Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique that involves folding, twisting, bunching and binding cloth to create beautiful patterns on your chosen fabric. You can make dyed blankets, towels, clothes, masks and more. This kit makes the perfect project or gift for anyone who enjoys customizing their clothing and accessories.

Kit Includes:
Indigo, Thiox, Soda ash, Reusable acrylic squares, Gloves, Easy to understand dye vat instructions, Online videos on shibori design techniques

Additional Supplies Required: Your chosen fabric. Everything else to make the indigo dye and patterns are included in the kit.


Skill Level: Beginner

Paint by numbers is a great craft project for those that love to color and are interested in painting but are not inclined to free paint. No experience in painting or fine arts is required to enjoy this craft kit. When completed this three pack canvas set makes simple home decor for your home or can be given as a gift.

Kit Includes:
3 high definition painting canvas, 1 set of acrylic paints, 1 set of brushes(10 total)

Additional Supplies Required: None! Everything you need is included in the kit.


Weaving Loom Kit

Weaving Loom Kit

Price not available | (was , now off)

Skill Level: Moderate

Weaving can seem complicated if you’ve never tried it before, but it isn’t with this weaving loom kit. Create beautifully designed pillows, blankets, wall hangings, scarves and more in no time. This wave loom is easy to use and often quicker than knitting or crocheting.

Kit Includes:
Spinning peg loom, Detailed instruction booklet, Online tutorial videos

Additional Supplies Required: Yarn of your choice. We recommend choosing different colors and weights for more intriguing designs. You will need additional looms to make wider items like blankets and rugs.


Complete Soy Candle Making Kit

Complete Soy Candle Making Kit

Price not available | (was , now off)

Skill Level: Beginner

This candle making kit is designed with beginners in mind! If you’re looking to try out a new hobby or are looking for a DIY holiday gift, this kit is easy for nearly anyone to do. Candles are a popular gift and can add a touch of warmth and pleasant scent to anyone’s home. We particularly love this beginner candle making set because it’s made from soy wax flakes. Soy candles burn slower and cleaner than ordinary paraffin candles you’d buy from the store.

Kit Includes:
Soy wax, Tin containers, Candle scents, Wax melting pot, Candle wicks, Craft sticks, Glue dots, Step by step guide

Additional Supplies Required: None! Everything you’ll need is included inside the kit.


Skill Level: Beginner

Create your own one of a kind air plant terrarium that’s both easy to create and maintain. Air plants are unlike other indoor plants and are very easy to take care of. All they need is a little bit of sunlight, soaked in water every 1-2 weeks and dried before putting your air plant back in it’s terrarium.

Kit Includes:
Terrarium container, Tillandsia air plant, Moss, Sand, Rocks, Twine, Easy to understand instructions

Additional Supplies Required: None! Everything you’ll need is included inside the kit. If you’d like extra rocks or moss, you can buy them separately.


Sandy Leaf Farm Gin Making Kit

Sandy Leaf Farm Gin Making Kit

Price not available | (was , now off)

Skill Level: Beginner

With this kit you’ll be able to turn ordinary store bought vodka into your own artisan gin within a week! This is a great gift for your DIY friends and family in your life that enjoy an alcoholic drink from time to time. Ingredients in the kit are sourced from local suppliers and have a long shelf life.

Kit Includes:
Instruction booklet, Juniper berries, Botanical spice blend, Cotton filter, Paper bottle tag, Tasting pipette

Additional Supplies Required: Just add vodka. Other than basic kitchen supplies, everything else is included in the kit.


The Ultimate Cheese Making Kit

The Ultimate Cheese Making Kit

Price not available | (was , now off)

Skill Level: Beginner

What foodie doesn’t like cheese? With this kit you’ll be able to make 10 different cheeses including popular favorites like mozzarella, feta and ricotta. The instructions are straightforward and practically foolproof even for beginner cheese makers, crafters and home cooks. Our favorite part about this kit is it has microbial rennet included, not animal based, making this kit the perfect gift for your vegetarian foodie friends.

Kit Includes:
Detailed step by step instructions, Recipe book, Citric acid, Organic sea salt, Butter muslin, Dairy thermometer, Cheese molds, Assorted herbs & spices

Additional Supplies Required: Milk. Everything else is included in the kit.


Hot Sauce Kit

Hot Sauce Kit

$54.95 | (was $59.82, now 8% off)

Skill Level: Beginner

A mix of heat, flavor and quality ingredients makes for awesome hot sauce! Make your own or gift this awesome DIY hot sauce kit. All hot sauce recipes included are 500+ scoville heat units and can be turned up or down based on your heat preference.

Kit Includes:
Apple cider vinegar, Spice blend, Chipotle pepper, Habanero pepper, Ancho pasillas pepper, Ghost pepper, Glass bottles with caps, Squeeze bottles with caps, Funnel, Label stickers, Gloves, pH strips, Reducers, Scoville chart, Instruction card, Recipe guide

Additional Supplies Required: None! Everything you need is included inside the kit.


Bath Bomb Kit

Bath Bomb Kit

$49.95 | (was , now off)

Skill Level: Beginner

Who doesn’t like taking a relaxing bath? Add to your self care regimen with homemade bath bombs! Making your own bath bombs is fun, relaxing and you get to use it when they dry. This kit is easy to make with friends and family and is a good crafting project for themed parties.

Kit Includes:
Set of essential oils, Citric acid, Cornstarch, Epsom salt, Baking soda, Spray bottle, Mold, Cupcake mold liners, Gloves, Printed recipe card, Pro tip guide, Color enhancing guide

Additional Supplies Required: You’ll need a cupcake pan, coconut oil and water. This kit makes 12 bath bombs. To make additional bombs you’ll need to buy more supplies on your own or get the refill packs.


Calligraphy Set

Calligraphy Set

$25.95 | (was , now off)

Skill Level: Beginner

If you’re looking for a new craft or hobby, consider calligraphy! It is very inexpensive to start and can improve your own daily handwriting. Although the monetary investment is small, the art of calligraphy is often the art of patience. It takes time, practice and commitment to learn calligraphy, but once you do it is very rewarding. This calligraphy pen set will get you started on your way to beautiful lettering.

Kit Includes:
Calligraphy pens, Calligraphy pen nibs, Ink cartridges in seven different colors, Bottled ink pump, Instruction booklet, Exercise booklet

Additional Supplies Required: We recommend getting extra ink and paper to practice on if you’re brand new to calligraphy. You’ll need high quality paper, envelopes or cardstock if you plan on making gifts using your new found talent.


Jewelry Making Supply Kit

Jewelry Making Supply Kit

$32.80 | (was $39.80, now 18% off)

Skill Level: Beginner

Always wanted to make your own jewelry but was too cost prohibitive and didn’t know where to start? With this beginner jewelry making kit, everything you need is included in the box. Plus this kit is a fraction of the cost of buying your tools, beads, and findings separately. It’s a great jump off point to learning how to make jewelry before finding your niche and what you like. An added bonus of this kit is there’s enough supplies to make jewelry with a friend.

Kit Includes:
Assorted beads, Assorted charms, Assorted findings, Jewelry making tools, Instruction guide with photos

Additional Supplies Required: None, everything to get started on your journey to jewelry making is in the kit.


Macrame Plant Hanger Kit

Macrame Plant Hanger Kit

Price not available | (was , now off)

Skill Level: Beginner

Transform your living or work space easily with simple home decor, macrame and small plants! This macrame plant hanger is easy to make and easily holds your small plants safely. Make it yourself or give as a gift to indoor plant enthusiasts, craft makers, interior designers and hobbyists. Hang near windows for direct or indirect sunlight, whichever that’s appropriate for the intended plant.

Kit Includes:
Macrame cord, Large beads, Beginner friendly instructions, Online video tutorial

Additional Supplies Required: None! This kit includes everything you need to complete the macrame plant hanger. After it’s completed, you’ll just need your favorite plant and a wall hook.


Embroidery Starter Kit

Embroidery Starter Kit

$16.99 | (was , now off)

Skill Level: Beginner

Find embroidery work beautiful, but think it may be too complicated to learn? This preassembled embroidery starter kit with three embroidery patterns can get you started on becoming a skilled embroider. All supplies needed are included in the kit including each pattern printed onto the fabric that rinses away when completed. This piece can be hung on a wall as decor or sewn onto a canvas bag, pillow or article of clothing.

Kit Includes:
Cotton printed embroidery cloths, Assorted embroidery threads, Embroidery needle, Plastic embroidery hoops, Scissors, Printed directions

Additional Supplies Required: None! This kit includes everything you need to complete this project as wall decor. If you plan on sewing it onto another object, you’ll need that object.


Skill Level: Beginner

Get crafty with this cutesy 3 cacti doormat! This latch hook rug kit is a great way to learn latch hook and stay busy without having to come up with your own pattern or painstakingly cut individual yarn pieces. If you’ve never done latch hook in the past, it’s fairly easy to pick up with practice and a little patience. We’ve rated this project as a moderate skill level due to the time investment as it is common for latch hook projects to take several hours. This doormat would make a lovely housewarming gift or a holiday gift this season.

Kit Includes:
Pre-printed canvas, Paper pattern, Yarn, Latch tool, Instruction booklet

Additional Supplies Required: None! This kit includes everything you’ll need to get started right away.


Paper Bowls Kit

Paper Bowls Kit

$17.99 | (was , now off)

Skill Level: Beginner

Cute DIY home decor meets frustration free crafting with this paper bowls kit. Make the kit yourself and use the bowls for storage or give as a holiday gift. Simple materials and easy to follow instructions makes this craft kit perfect for people who like trendy but functional home decor and making it themselves.

Kit Includes:
Plastic bowl forms (3 sizes), Assorted pre cut paper circles, Glue, Foam Applicator, Instructions

Additional Supplies Required: None! Everything you’ll need is in the kit.


DIY Needle Felting Kit

DIY Needle Felting Kit

$31.98 | (was , now off)

Skill Level: Beginner

This beginning level needle felting kit is perfect for new needle felters and cat lovers alike. Everything you need to make four super cute wool cats is included; featuring a pastoral cat, American shorthair, Japanese bobtail, and a tuxedo cat. This kit even comes with little gift boxes to give your new wool cats to friends and family.

Kit Includes:
Wool for each cat, Felting mat, Felting needles, Forefinger protector, Thumb protector, Wooden felting handle, Unique gift boxes for each cat, Paper instructions for each cat, Video tutorial

Additional Supplies Required: None! Everything you’ll need is in the kit.


Skill Level: Beginner

Have you always wanted to make soap, but didn’t want to work with harsh chemicals? You can with this DIY soap making kit. This kit uses a meltable shea butter soap base without the dangerous lye that other soap making kits use. This soap is easy to make, looks and smells great, plus it makes for great gifts year round.

Kit Includes:
Pink himalayan salt, Organic oatmeal, Organic chamomile, Silicone molds, Shea butter soap base, Glycerin soap base, Organic charcoal, Organic lavender flowers, Essential oils, Stir sticks, Fragrance oils, Clear step by step instructions

Additional Supplies Required: None! Everything you’ll need is in the kit.


Skill Level: Moderate

Let lantern decor light up your home or a friend’s with this professionally finished looking lantern set! The fabric and lighting are not included, making this kit highly customizable for whomever you like. With the way these lanterns are designed, there are no burning flames or scents making this set safe to use around pets and children.

Kit Includes:
Metal rings, Clear self-adhesive panels, Self-adhesive tape, Circular PVC Base discs, Candle holders, Edging tools for finishing, Step by step instructions with photos

Additional Supplies Required: Everything to make the lanterns themselves are included. To customize like the photos display, you’ll need fabric and battery operated tea lights or fairy lights of your choosing.


Skill Level: Moderate

Make a beautiful, truly one of a kind dream catcher with this craft kit. It comes with an assortment of boho style pieces and easy to follow step by step instructions. Beginner crafters will enjoy this kit while more experienced crafters can enjoy it just as much going off the provided directions. Customized colors and specialized pieces are available so just reach out to the seller before ordering.

Kit Includes:
Detailed step by step instructions with pictures, Metal dreamcatcher hoop, Yarn, lace & thread, Pre-crocheted centerpiece, Plastic needle, Feather

Additional Supplies Required: None! Everything needed is in the kit. Be sure to reach out to the seller for specific colors, supplies and customized pieces you’d like in your kit.


Skill Level: Beginner

All you’ll need for this craft project is photo paper, objects to make patterns with and the sun! Choose from leaves, rocks, sticks and whatever you can find to make beautiful works of art. After you’ve arranged your piece it only takes about 1-2 minutes to develop, leaving all covered parts blue and what is touched by the sun white. You can create from the most ornate patterns to more simplistic pieces. We love solar printing because it is a fun craft project for all ages.

Kit Includes:
Photo paper (choose from 3 sizes), Video tutorial for inspiration

Additional Supplies Required: Any objects you’d like to use to keep parts of your piece from developing.


Skill Level: Moderate

Chunky knitted blankets are very popular right now! Make this kit yourself or give it as a holiday or housewarming gift. This kit is made with hypoallergenic, eco friendly and sustainable merino yarn. Merino yarn is great because it is lightweight and can be used during all seasons.

Kit Includes:
Merino yarn (choose from 30 colors & 6 sizes), Giant knitting needle, Video instructions, Care instructions

Additional Supplies Required: None! Everything needed is in the kit. Be sure to choose the appropriate weight of yarn for the size blanket you’d like.


Skill Level: Moderate

Love mosaics, but not sure where to start? Buy a kit with everything included! The instructions for this kit are easy to follow and perfect for nearly any skill level. This stunning lemon mosaic can be hung on the wall for a summertime theme in your kitchen or used as a centerpiece in your dining room.

Kit Includes:
Detailed step by step instructions, Lemon template with color guide, Wooden square base, Mixed glass mosaic tiles, Seaglass pieces, Stained glass pieces, PVA glue, Grout, Glue spreader, Hanging twine

Additional Supplies Required: None! Everything needed is in the kit.


There you have it! That’s our handpicked list of the 25 best craft kits for adults available this year. If you’ve tried a craft kit on our list or think we’ve missed a great kit; let us know in the comments below.

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