The COVID crisis of 2020 has sent the majority of people into lockdown at some time or another. While being stuck inside for a prolonged period has been rough, it has also allowed people to dedicate more time to learning new skills and taking on interesting projects. From knitting to learning a new language, there are plenty of things you can do to keep you occupied and challenge your brain at home, as well as some more fun and relaxing activities to help boost your morale.
Here are 5 cool projects to try whether you’re in isolation or just want something to do.
1. Cake Decorating
If you’re a fan of the show ‘Cake Boss’ you might have marveled at the incredible creations these professional bakers produce. The artistry and detail of the decorative features on these cakes are amazing, and if you also love to bake at home, perhaps learning how to decorate cakes properly could be a great project for you. Hone your skills and dazzle your friends and family at the next birthday party by bringing out a show-stopping sweet treat that you’ve made from scratch.
2. Build a Car
For car enthusiasts and engineers, perhaps a project out of the kitchen is better suited. Building a car is a very intricate and precise process, and it certainly is a challenge. If you don’t mind getting dirty, spending hours in the garage building a beautiful vehicle from start to finish could be a great way to pass the time.
You can even find tips and plans for building a 2020 Ferrari Roma online, as well as other models you might be more interested in. There’s no doubt you’ll feel an as great sense of achievement once your car is complete and you get to take it for a test drive.
3. Landscape Gardening
A lot of people have been growing fruits and vegetables during the lockdown, and learning to become self-sufficient in that way is a brilliant skill that more people should practice. However, if you want to try something different and spruce up your garden, why not redesign it altogether and try your hand at landscape gardening? You could include an allotment or kitchen garden area if you have the room, or if that isn’t something you’re interested in, create a gorgeous garden that you can enjoy all year round.
For those with an artistic flair, print-making could be a great project to release some of the creativity inside of you. Make a studio space in your home or garden shed and express yourself with this cool new hobby. You can even frame your artwork and use it to decorate your home.
Finally, another fun and very practical thing to learn is how to make clothes. Invest in a good sewing machine, some gorgeous fabrics, and buy or download some patterns online to get started. Your clothing will be unique and the next time you see a tear or hole appear in your sweater, pants, or something else, you’ll know how to fix it like a pro.
Try one or all of these 5 cool projects at home to learn new skills and to have some fun.