Wake Up Your Inner Child: 3 Hobbies Great for Both Children and Adults
We all need a hobby that will let us set our minds aside from the burdens of everyday life. While it’s always a good idea to knit your troubles away and create pieces that you’ll love to wear, sometimes you may feel the need to embrace your inner child in a more fun and interesting way. If you have children, you may be looking for hobbies that both you and your kiddos will love and the following are 3 ideas that you may find inspiring.
RC Buggies: Fun and Competitive
RC (radio-controlled) vehicles are self-powered model cars or trucks that can be controlled from a distance using a specialised transmitter. The world of RC adventures is a family-oriented hobby that allows both children and adults to come together and have fun driving and racing their high-performance cars or buggy RC vehicles.
Investing in a hobby RC can be quite challenging if you are a beginner. From price to the wide selection available, is not easy to know what is best for you. If you can decide what type of car you want, you can opt for buggy RC as it’s a cross between off-road and on-road cars.
If you want to use your RC vehicle in sand, grass or dirt, you can choose an RC buggy, but if you want to try and climb up the side of a steep hill or climb over rocks, trees and more, then a rock crawler will work best for you. Additionally, you can learn some top RC body paint methods and make your vehicle more unique.
There are two types of motors you can choose from, either brushed or brushless. Each motor type has its own kind of electronic speed controller (ESC) and without it, your motor would do nothing or go full throttle when you want to drive your RC vehicle.
Brushed motors are cheap and have been around since the birth of the RC vehicles, they are open to the environment to help keep them cool, but they can introduce sand, dirt and other debris into the motor, wearing it out quicker. Brushless motors, on the other hand, are characterised as efficient, powerful and fast. However, keep in mind that a vehicle that started with a brushed motor can always be upgraded to a brushless one.
Sculpting and Modelling: Fun and Creative
Sculpting is a hobby that you can enjoy with your kids, but prepare your space with the necessary protection as moulding clay into a figure can be a messy job. Children love this activity because it gives them the freedom to express their creative thoughts and make figures they like. You will need the basic modelling tools and materials and some aprons and sheets of plastic to keep everything clean.
Sculpting is a great way to teach children how to create are and become crafty with their hands. It is one of the oldest forms of art and a great way to remove yourself and your kids from the digital world and enjoy some fun time with a bag of clay. You can choose from a wide range of modelling tools and materials and let your creativity (and your kids) run wild.
For beginners, clay is the best material to get started. Clay is easy to work with and offers endless possibilities for firing techniques, glazes and finishes. However, sculpting is more than creating objects by shaping materials. It’s also about being somewhat logical and strategic to ensure your sculpture is put together properly.
The sculpting tools and materials are like extensions of your fingers and can help you perform sculpting techniques easily. They are very useful for creating curves or smooth edges on items to be modelled. Also, your tools can help you control the curve on a three-dimensional shape and cut lines in almost every modelling material.
Sculpting is a great way to improve connections in the brain and develop visualisation as well as interpretation skills. One of the best things about this hobby is that you get to build confidence and find new ways to express yourself. It’s always a good idea to surround yourself with some inspiring art and stuff that your kids like.
Astronomy: Fun and Inspiring
This can be a free hobby to start as all you need is just the night sky. But if you want to take it a step further, you may consider investing in a telescope that can help you and your kids enjoy the astronomy adventures even more. Gazing through a telescope is a never-dying hobby and people of all ages like it.
For the kids, it’s fun as they are discovering so many new things about the world out there, while for the adults it is a nice way to destress from a long day at work. For some people, it has the power to remind them of how small the problems of today are compared to the cosmos that’s surrounding us and we still have so much to learn and find out about it.
Finally, it’s a great way to spend some quality time with your children in nature as no kid will say no to staying up past their bedtime to on an adventure and look at constellations or a special astronomic event that will become memorable. Just get plenty of blankets, water and snacks and find some scenic spot near your place where you can watch the sky and learn more about the space.