5 Quarantine-Friendly Hobbies to Try at Home

Mitten State shops will help you hone new skills
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Brush at Home kit, $35, at Brush Grand Rapids; brushgr.com

Whether you’re working on a new self-care routine, honing your baking skills, or getting back into fitness, there’s no time like the present to start a new hobby. These Michigan businesses are selling packages and offering online classes to help you find a new passion or pick up a skill.

Brush Grand Rapids

For anyone looking to release their inner artist, Brush Grand Rapids offers an at-home studio experience you’ll want to check out. Brush at Home kits are only $35 and include a 16×20 canvas, paint colors, paintbrushes, a color mixing palette, a disposable apron, craft paper to protect your space from any messes, and detailed written instructions to create the painting of your choice, such as landscapes to whimsical animal portraits. If you can’t find the specific design you’re looking for, the studio invites you to reach out with suggestions. Brush Grand Rapids, 50 Louis NW, Suite 102, Grand Rapids; 616-570-0682, brushgr.com

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KPS Essentials At Home Spa Kit, $136, at Michigan Center for Holistic Medicine; miholisticmed.com // Photograph courtesy of Michigan Center for Holistic Medicine

Michigan Center for Holistic Medicine

The KPS Essentials kit from the Michigan Center for Holistic Medicine includes all the making for a DIY at-home facial so you can take a few moments to care for yourself and learn more about skincare in the process. The kit features the center’s best face masks, as well as SPF, an eye cream, probiotic toner, and more. Priced at $136, these essentials are great for a relaxing spa night at home or a quick morning pick me up. Michigan Center for Holistic Medicine, 1909 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 517-377-2455, miholisticmed.com

Euchre Gift, $28, at Bundled; bundledmi.com // Photograph courtesy of Bundled


Looking for a new hobby to share with your loved ones? Online gift shop Bundled’s Euchre Gift Set is a great buy for anyone looking for a fun, competitive way to pass time. The popular Mid-Western card game is easy to pick up on, and the $28 set includes a Michigan-themed set of cards as well as a trump euchre block, essential to any card game night. Bundled; bundledmi.com

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Photograph courtesy of Bake! With Zings

Bake! With Zings

Zingerman’s Bakehouse recently began offering virtual baking classes as an extension of its in-person instruction in Ann Arbor. Virtual courses are offered at both adult and kid levels, making for a customizable experience at any skill level. While most of these classes center around sweet treats, there is plenty of variety. Bake! With Zings offers two-day sessions for $85 and a comprehensive list of courses — including a class that teaches students how to make “Cinn-ful Cinnamon Rolls” — on the bakery’s website. Bake! With Zings, 3723 Plaza D., Ann Arbor; 734-761-7255, bakewithzing.com

Photograph courtesy of Body Language Yoga and Fitness Center

Body Language Yoga and Fitness Center

If you’re looking to get moving at home, Body Language Yoga and Fitness Center has you covered. The center’s virtual membership is $59 a month and provides you with the tools you need to improve your mental and physical health. The membership includes access to live Zoom fitness courses as well as over 100 pre-recorded classes in the Body Language Yoga and Fitness Center library. From yoga and Pilates to Zumba and weight training, Body Language offers a wide variety of classes. Body Language Yoga and Fitness Center, 1567 Union Lake Road, Commerce Twp.; 248-360-5350, bodylanguagefy.com