During lockdown, it seems many of us are looking for new and crafty ways to pass the time, with craft kit sales in particular on the rise. Great for novices as they come with everything you need to complete a whole project, there’s one craft kit that you may have forgotten about since your childhood days, but is currently making a big lockdown-fuelled comeback.
Remember ‘paint by numbers’? Many a Saturday afternoon was spent painstakingly painting numbered sections of a canvas with the corresponding paint colour to eventually reveal a masterpiece worthy of hanging above the fireplace (well, that’s what our parents told us anyway). And now, paint by numbers has got all grown up with hundreds of chic and stylish options available to order online that you’ll be only too proud to hang on your wall when you’ve finished.
Just like crafting, painting is a mindful task – not only can it easily wile away hours at a time, it can also have therapeutic effects, known to improve your mood and happiness levels – painting came in at number 4 in LoveCrafts.com‘s list of top 10 happiest hobbies. If you enjoy adult colouring books, you’ll love paint by numbers. Whether you’re looking for a solo activity or something to do with the kids, this could well be your next favourite craze.
Not sure where to find the best paint by numbers kits for adults? Online retailers like Etsy and Amazon have great options, which come complete with a blank picture (ready to be painted), paintbrushes and all the right paints to finish your work of art. Keep scrolling for our round up of the best paint by numbers kits for adults.