I was browsing in our local grocery store the other day and I came across a paint by numbers kit for adults. Do you remember these from childhood? I was in a bit of a rush so I left the kit where I found it and continued on with my shopping, but by the time I’d reached the register, I decided to double back and put the paint by numbers kit in my basket.
I’ve always liked the idea of painting ever since I learnt that my Nan was a painter many years ago. It was before I ever met her, and I adored the paintings decorating the walls of her flat long before I ever knew that they were the work of her hand. So when I bought this painting by numbers kit home, it made me think of my Nan and I was so excited to start it.
I finally got around to painting my picture this weekend, and while it’s definitely not even close to being finished, it’s such a therapeutic and relaxing activity that I don’t mind if it takes me until Christmas to do. And it’s challenging enough that I know I’ll feel like I really accomplished something by the time I do finish it.
I found a few other adult paint by number kits online and I thought I’d share them with you in case this is something you’d love to try your hand at:
They look so complicated but the kit makes it easy to achieve that beautiful level of detail. Some even come on canvases so they can be mounted on a frame and either gifted or displayed in your home. If my painting turns out anything like the ones above I think it’d be a real winner and I’d hang it on the wall in our office!
Would you buy a paint by numbers kit? I even think they’d make a great gift for a creative friend!
Thanks so much for reading! XO