Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, you’ve probably got some time off over the next few weeks. Why not order yourself something cute and fun to keep busy like these books and kits.
Pick up a big tub of perler beads and you can make the whole Sumikko Gurashi gang using this adorable new book, available from Pomadours Craft Cafe (Japan). There’s 58 different characters to make that you can turn into coasters, accessories and decorations and it’s easy enough for even the most craft-challenged.
Relax with the new colouring book from KiraKiraDoodles (USA) featuring super cute mandalas. There’s designs featuring Kira’s own cute characters like Spooky McCute and Baby Potato, plus animals, rainbows and more.
Feel like baking? Pusheen has you covered with this affordable cookie kit at Boots (UK) that comes with a mix and Pusheen cookie cutter. I’ve got one of these and will try it out soon. The Pusheen Shop (USA) also have a cool cookie stamp kit.
For a bigger challenge, try a new craft like needlefelting. 1127Handcrafter (Hong Kong) have lots of kits for beginners that come with English instructions. How cute are these chubby sheep keychains?
Spend some time learning more about yourself with this Who Do You Think You Are? journal from Siobhan Gallagher (USA). It’s full of prompts and questions about you, your memories and your dreams and it would be great fun to do with a friend.
And if you want more ideas for things to do, we’ve got a whole archive of DIY Crafts for you.