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Craft and Hobby Delivery or Pickup

Instacart's buying guide to craft & hobby products

Crafts and hobbies can provide a great pastime while allowing you to create a one-of-a-kind item, whether that's a scarf, a painting, or an origami crane. Stocking up on the right craft supplies will ensure that you have everything you need to practice your favorite hobby.

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Buy your favorite Craft and Hobby online with Instacart. Order Art Supplies, Writing and Drawing Supplies, Craft Basics, and more from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

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FAQs about craft & hobby items

If you're looking for a new craft or hobby to fill your free time, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the options. You might want to consider crafts you enjoyed in your childhood and look for more complex versions of these. 

If you liked coloring, you may want to try adult coloring books or purchase a sketchbook and colored pencils to make freeform art. If you made jewelry as a child, consider beadwork. For simplicity, paper crafts are a great option.

If you're looking for hobbies or crafts to do with a child, you might want to explore pre-made craft sets. These typically include instructions and all the supplies needed for engaging projects.

Whatever you choose, keep in mind that crafts and hobbies are intended for fun, so there are no set rules on how you should proceed as long as you're enjoying the process.

The items you need for crafting will vary greatly, depending on the project you choose. If you want to keep some basic craft supplies on hand for projects with your kids, you might consider picking up:
  • Craft paper.
  • Washable paints and paintbrushes.
  • Crayons, markers, and colored pencils.
  • Glue or glue sticks.
These basics will equip you for a number of simple art projects. If you're interested in a more specific type of craft project, you'll need to check the supply list for that particular creation.

You can purchase craft supplies from a number of different retailers through Instacart. Some options that you might consider include Target, Meijer, Sam's Club, Costco, and Family Dollar. It's easy to browse the available products online or in the Instacart app. Depending on the type of project you're interested in, you may find that one store has a better selection than another.

If you have other items you need to order, consider selecting a store that carries all the things on your shopping list. For example, Target also has a great apparel selection, and Meijer carries a wide variety of groceries. You can order from Instacart to make your day easier in a number of ways.

If you're a skilled crafter, you may find that you can turn your hobby into a side business by selling the products you create. In general, the easiest craft to make and sell is the one that you're the best and fastest at. Many crafts aren't profitable as a business venture because the cost of the supplies and your time would make each item exorbitantly expensive.

You'll have the best chance of selling your craft if:
  • It's extremely unique and shoppers cannot purchase a similar option in stores.
  • You're skilled at making the item in great quantities.
  • It allows for personalization that you can cater to each buyer.

Crafting has myriad benefits for people of all ages. When your children do crafts, they're improving their fine motor skills, pushing the boundaries of their creativity, and learning to identify textures, shapes, and colors.

For adults, crafts and hobbies are great for stress relief. Working on these types of projects can improve your mental agility, reduce stress, boost happiness, and improve self-esteem. You're never too old to improve your motor skills, learn new skills, and explore different pastimes.

You can use crafts as a social activity as well. Consider having a craft night with the family or getting together with a group of friends to craft together. Traditional quilting circles have been as effective at creating friendships as they were at producing quilts.

Shopping for craft items often means gathering products from several different sections within a store. Instacart can do the legwork for you, leaving you more time to work on the crafts you love.