Hobbies for the Holidays

Five things to keep you entertained over the holiday break

Noma Kreegar, Editor in Chief

Over winter break, it’s easy to get bored after the first week and a half- once the holiday festivities are over, sitting at home can become incredibly mundane. Here’s five hobbies to pick up over the three-week break.


#1 Latch-hooking

Latch-hooking is essentially the art of rug-making. It’s very easy, fun, and fills up the time you have over break! It’s a mindless activity that keeps your mind off of stressful things and you get a cool rug afterward. You can pick up latch-hooking kits and hooks at Michaels or in the craft section of Walmart.


#2 Embroidering

This craft is somewhat harder to learn and slightly more time consuming than the previous, but is very fun once you learn how to create your own patterns. This craft is something that you can do anywhere and anytime, but could be especially fun over winter break, when it seems like there is nothing else to do. You can find instructional guides and patterns for this craft at Michaels.


#3 Coloring

This is one of the easiest hobbies to pick up over the winter break. It requires little to no instruction and is very fun and time-consuming (In a good way). Whether you draw your own lineart to color or buy a coloring book with different patterns, this is a great way to pass the time easily. You can find coloring books and coloring materials at almost any store.


#4 Slime-making

This trend picked up early last year and has been an ongoing trend on apps such as instagram. This is very easy to make- all you need is some glue, borax, and any glitter, color, or charms you want to add to your slime. Slime is extremely easy to customize- make it your own! You can pick up slime-making materials at nearly any store.


#5 Finger Painting

This is something you’ve probably done before as a child- what better time to pick this hobby back up? Get some paper or canvas and a few washable paints and have fun creating your own masterpieces. This can easily fill the time during the holiday break and is a great way to ring in the new year. You can find finger-painting materials at nearly any story.