Looking for things to do this Easter long weekend? We’ve got five!
The Easter long weekend is quickly approaching, and with it comes no foreseen changes in our societal restrictions.
So with social distancing at the front of our minds, we thought it would be appropriate to inspire you with some new, interesting, fun and quirky hobbies to try from the comfort of your home.
From knitting, needlework, crocheting, painting, drawing, pottery and colouring, putting aside some time to be creative is always a good idea. While it is healthy to be creative, this is also a great way to stimulate your brain and encourage mindfulness, as well as being a fun activity you can do individually or with your family. If you’re looking to change it up, why not emulate a paint and sip class and incorporate a bit of wine and cheese?
Baking is something that can seem daunting. But the first step is diving in, and from there you’re set! There are countless online recipes or YouTube videos that explain each step thoroughly. We recommend starting with something simple, like muffins (why not try the best Banana Chocolate Muffins recipe) or even cookies – both which always go down a treat!
Gardening is something that can be done year round, is extremely satisfying and can ultimately be an activity that gives back, literally! If you choose to plant fruit trees or vegetables, then you can eventually reap the benefits. But, of course, planting flowers, trees, succulents and the numerous other plants does wonders for our environment plus they create a beautiful and calming feel in your backyard. If you have a lack of space, potted herbs, flower pots, succulents or terrariums can still make a difference to your home.
Puzzles, Games and More
Jigsaw puzzles, board games, card games, sudoku, chess and crosswords – now is the time to become the master of one of them, if not all of them! Games and puzzles are a great way to keep your mind stimulated, and, thanks to the internet, there’s no limit to how many you can get your hands on. So, perhaps it is time to buy that crossword book, or become a master sudoku player. This is also another activity that could work individually or with your family.
We know that candle-making is not the first thing that crosses your mind when you think hobbies. However, with a hand from our trusty pal, the internet, we can easily get our hands on candle-making soy wax as well as candle wicks, and with a few other tools, you’re ready to go! Why not have a go at making the ultimate candle that is perfect for you, all from your kitchen bench!
If you’re still not sure what hobby is best for you, take Hunter and Bligh’s Quiz to find out which activity you should consider taking up in your spare time!