Instagram | @withlovefromsaba

People Are Fighting Cabin Fever With #QuarantineCrafts On Instagram

"Social distancing" is a term that has popped up recently in response to COVID-19. This entails shutting down any place that would host large gatherings of people, like events, restaurants, and bars, keeping a 6-feet distance from others, working from home, and simply not hanging out with anyone. The hope is that this will help stop the spread of the virus.

This also means that there will be a lot more free time for those with or without kids, and that has people hunkering down and creating some rad things.

People sure are getting crafty!

Instagram | @annyatinasit

Instagrammers like @annyatinasit are sharing what they're making while social distancing with the hashtag #quarantinecrafts.

Some people are also completely taking up new hobbies that they've left on the backburner.

Instagram | @withlovefromsaba

"Decided to take up a new hobby since i had nothing to do," Instagrammer @withlovefromsaba wrote.

"[M]y mom taught my sister and i basic stitching and embroidery when we were younger but i never thought it was a useful skill so i didnt care much but here i am again [sic]."

People are also thinking outside of the box with the materials they already have lying around in their home.

Instagram | @full_fil_creations

Instagrammer @full_fil_creations looks like they're making some sort of basket out of yarn made from old t-shirts!

Of course, there is a wider benefit to making.

Instagram | @jossuvaan

"Macrame. Cheaper than therapy," Instagrammer @jossuvaan captioned this photo.

It's true. Making things with your hands, like knitting, can help reduce depression, anxiety, stress, feelings of loneliness and isolation, and even lead to an increased sense of wellbeing.

What sorts of things have you been doing now that you have more time at home?

Let us know!