10 Hobbies to Take Up This Winter

Hobbies to Take Up This Winter

Here we will go over ten hobbies to take up this winter. 

When winter rolls around, you are probably like most people and don’t want to leave the warmth of your home for anything that isn’t a necessary errand. Unfortunately, sitting in the house all day can drive you to stir crazy.

Occupying your time with a new hobby can help you make it through the winter.

Let’s jump right in

1) Scrap Booking

If you are like many others, you have hundreds of photos sitting on your phone or social media account. Although this is a decent way to store photos, it can be fun to make a physical photo album or scrapbook.

All you need to do is print your photos and buy some stickers, an album, stock paper, and other decorations. If you enjoy your new hobby, you can make multiple to give as holiday gifts.

2) Origami

Origami is the art of paper folding that originated from Japanese culture. Folding paper may not sound like a very interesting hobby, however, you can make some awesome stuff with origami.

The most popular origami pieces include things like animals and intricate shapes, but some take it a step further by creating interactive pieces like a spinning gyroscope.

3) Photography

With a good camera and some research, you might be able to pick up some decent photography skills.

If you find yourself taking good photos, you can sell them, create a photo blog or keep them for personal admiration and to show your friends.

4) Musical Instruments

Maybe you always wanted to learn an instrument, or maybe you already know how to play one and want to add another to your belt. Either way, it’s never too late to learn, and the winter is the perfect time to do so.

You can start by purchasing a new or used instrument and watching lessons on youtube. Additionally, you may be able to find a tutor or classes in your town and an instrument-specific “for dummies” book at your local library.

5) Collecting

Collecting is a great hobby that you can do no matter what season it is. To start collecting, just pick a theme or item that you find interesting and start your search.

The most popular collections are trading cards, coins, antiques, art, crystals, and fossils.

You can turn any interest into a collectible hobby, and the items don’t have to have a large monetary value. For example, many people are starting to collect video games, toys, and smoking pipes.

6) Model Kits

If you like creating things by hand but don’t have strong artistic abilities you can try building model kits.

Model kits are 3D objects you build yourself from many puzzle-like pieces. The most common model kits are for planes, cars/trucks, sailboats, anime characters, and firearms. After building your model, you can choose to paint it. 

Model kits are made for all ages with five varying difficulty levels. However, if you are not interested in the model options, consider building a radio-controlled (RC) car or a large Lego set.

7) Foreign Language

A valuable hobby to pick up this winter is learning a new language. It takes about 25 weeks to become fluent in a new language but only a short few weeks to learn enough for basic communication.

Learning a new language is especially useful for individuals in customer service positions, and it looks great on a resume.

You can start your learning journey on Babbel.com– a well-known language-learning site that offers 14 languages to choose from.

8) Snow Sports

You can’t have a winter hobbies list without some snow sports. 

The first snow sports and activities that generally come to mind are skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and ice hockey. However, those take quite a bit of skill and bravery. If you want to join in on the snow sports more safely and easily, consider shovel racing, sledding, ice skating, or snow snaking.

9) Crocheting

For those looking for a more relaxing, less physically active hobby, crocheting and knitting are great options. 

Yarn stitching activities are great for winter because they are easy to learn and require little energy. Once you get the hang of crocheting or knitting, muscle memory will take over, and you can do it while watching tv or otherwise distracted.

10) Repurposing

Repurposing is when you recycle an item by using it in a way other than its intended purpose. This can be a fun hobby because it tests your creativity skills, and you get to make one man’s trash another man’s treasure.

Some examples of repurposing are; using pallet boards to make furniture, decorating wine bottles, and turning old tires into swings.

Additionally, repurposing is another hobby that can bring in some extra cash and make great holiday gifts.


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