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Posted On: 4 May 2020 11:45 pm
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Looking to start a new hobby? Keep yourself occupied with these cool ideas you can do at home

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Are you struggling with all the extra time due to the pandemic? Or do you need an escape from the stress it brings? There's never been a better time to pick up a hobby than now. There are plenty of ways to make the most of your free time while staying safe at home in Qatar. Hunt for something new, rediscover an old favorite or find something that will spark joy in your life. Here are some cool hobby ideas plus where you can order them online in Qatar and have it delivered to your home (because physical distancing is in).

READING

Borders Bookstore

Borders offer FREE delivery across Doha (T&C apply) from 9 am to 3 pm, Sunday to Thursday. They have books, toys, games, and stationery.

Call: +974 4471 3942

WhatsApp: +974 6692 8317

Email: [email protected]

Samarkand Bookstore

Samarkand Bookstore is on Talabat and Snoonu apps! You can order books from the following genres:

  • Non-fiction and self-help
  • Novels
  • Poetry
  • Children books (Arabic and foreign)
  • Cooking books

Order on Talabat: https://www.talabat.com/qatar/samarkand-distributors

Order via WhatsApp: +974 5006 8983

EDUCATIONAL TOYS & GAMES

Qatar Museums

Educate and entertain young minds. Let them grow their own crystal, learn how to play Mancala, and build a Qatar-inspired 3D puzzle. Art materials are also available for painting, sketching, drawing, and calligraphy.

Enjoy free delivery in Qatar with orders above QAR 200.

Method of payment: credit card, debit card

Website: https://inq-online.com/

TECH & GAMING

Store 974

Qatar's first PC gaming store is every gaming enthusiast's one-stop-shop for all of their PC needs. The store has everything you need to build your own custom PC. You can also order gift cards for PlayStation, League of Legends, Amazon, EA Games, GooglePlay, Nintendo, iTunes, and many more. Need help building your dream PC? Email them directly with your inquiry. Nintendo Switch is also available for the Super Mario, Animal Crossing, and Pokemon fans out there.

When you purchase from the website, click the LEVEL UP Rewards button on the bottom right and make sure you sign up so you can get points with every purchase. You can spend your points to get discounts!

Method of payment: Cash or card on delivery

Contact: +974 7770 4974

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://store974.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/store974/

PAINTING, ARTS AND CRAFTS

Paint the Town Qatar

Paint The Town Qatar is offering #StayHome Kiddie Create Kits for order and home delivery. They also offer 40x50cm art canvas and you can have it delivered for free if you purchase more than QR200 from them. They also post video tutorials on the kits on their social media accounts.

QAR 120 Package Includes:
- 2 wooden goodies
- 2 paint kits
- 1 canvas
- Delivery Charge: QAR 25

QAR 350 Package Includes:

- 6 wooden goodies
- 6 paint kits
- 3 canvases
- Free delivery

Method of payment:
Wire/Bank Transfer Only

Delivery:
2-3 days from order confirmation

Instagram: @paintqatar

Chocolate Fish

Get crafty and order craft kids for your kids! Check their social media accounts to see what arts and crafts are available.

Contact: +974 6631 9831

Instagram: @chocolatefishparties

Website: https://www.chocolatefishparties.com/

Let's Paint Now

Let's Paint Now holds a painting class every week. If you have the materials, register for their classes and have fun painting the theme of the week through their virtual class. Check their social media accounts for updates if they are still holding FREE painting classes!

Here's what you need:

  • A couple of brushes (one small, one big)
  • Acrylic or gouache: red, blue, yellow, white and black
  • Canvas or any drawing/ painting pad
  • Cup of water
  • Paper plate
  • Paper towel or rag
  • Apron or a t-shirt you don’t mind getting messy in!

Instagram: @lets.paint.now

BAKING

DSRT Lab Qatar

DSRT Lab Qatar has packed its secret cookie recipe into a jar so your little ones can easily bake cookies at home. Each jar makes 2 large cookies and instructions are included. All you need to add from home is 80 grams of butter.

Cost: QAR25.00

Contact: +974 77655947.

Timing: 12pm - 10pm

Website: https://dsrtlab.com

Caramel Sweet Arts

It started as a one-stop-shop for home bakers and cake decorating enthusiasts which later offered baking and cake decoration classes as well as creating bespoke cakes for customers. It is now one of the go-to brands for anything cake in Qatar.

Have your kids join the baking fun with their Cookies in A Jar layered with dry ingredients or their Cookie Decorating Kits.

You can also purchase baking pans, baking tools, cake decoration, and ingredients.

Contact: +974 44426267 / WhatsApp +974 70473565 or +974 3382 7259

Minimum order: QR 100

Delivery charge: Free delivery on selected areas only

Website: http://www.carameldoha.com/

Tavola Qatar

Are you ready to try your hand at baking but don't have the necessary supplies? You can order baking tools, cake decoration, ingredients, and appliances online through Tavola and have it delivered. You can shop online via the website or you can call their numbers for assistance.

Contact: +974 5058 0894 / +974 4413 1222

Method of payment: Visa, MasterCard, Cash on delivery

Delivery charge: QR 30

Website: https://www.tavolashop.com/qa/baking-tools.html

COOKIE DECORATING

Cookie Project Qatar

You can pre-order the Ramadan (Decorate Your Own) cookie kit from Cookie Project Qatar.
Here's what you get in each box:

- 6 cookies + 1 extra snack⁣
- 2 bamboo scribes⁣
- 5 colors⁣
- sprinkles⁣
- M&Ms chocolate chips⁣
- Instruction sheet⁣

Cost: QR 95

Instagram: @cookie_project_qatar

WhatsApp: 33732581

The Smart Cookies

Paint your own cookies with Wookies and Wuzzles!

WhatsApp: +974 55171472

Instagram: @thesmartcookies.qatar

Website: https://www.thesmartcookies.net

Superheroes Eat Plants

Offering plant-based goodness, Superheroes Eat Plants also delivers Ramadan Cookie Kits! Each kit contains 20 x Ramadan Shaped Cookies, 5 Piping Bags, and a twinkly Decorations Pot.

Cost: QR 100

Contact: +974 77711902

Instagram: @superheroeseatplants

Got more cool hobby ideas that you have tried or want to try? Let us know in the comments! If you found this post useful, please don't forget to hit LIKE and SHARE - it keeps us going!