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7 unusual hobbies you can develop at any age
7 unusual hobbies you can develop at any age

Since autumn, nothing has changed in the life of adults: home, work, evening TV series. Or maybe you should use the beginning of the school year as an excuse to try something new? For example, a hobby! Here are the interesting hobbies of bloggers "" - for those who are tired of doing the same thing.

7 unusual hobbies you can develop at any age
7 unusual hobbies you can develop at any age

1. To sculpt from plasticine

Sculpting figures is not fun for preschoolers at all. In the end, it was adults who created the plasticine crow, Sean the lamb and other masterpiece heroes. You can start your acquaintance with modeling on ordinary plasticine, which is sold in the stationery department. Didn't you get the figure you planned the first time? Mash a piece and try again.

When you feel that your hand is full, you can move on to the sculpted hard plasticine. During sculpting, it becomes elastic and is well suited for working out miniature details. But when the master gives the craft its final shape, the clay hardens. There are other types: magnetic, fluorescent, rubber.

The hobby for plasticine requires almost no investment. At the start, you only need the material itself and a few simple devices like a knife and spatulas. But making money on this hobby is quite real. You can start selling sculptures and paintings decorated with the figurines you create, or start a blog with plasticine animation.


Roman Tolokontsev Author of the blog "" in Yandex. Dzene.

I have not studied sculpting anywhere: you can see it in the first videos on the channel. But I always wanted to try my hand at creativity and find a way not to work for my uncle. It took several years to understand the process, and in general I am still studying - for example, the faces of people are not easy for me even now. The real development of my blog began when I sculpted Granny Granny from the game of the same name. After that, I began to embody other characters from the horror stories.

Friends were skeptical about my occupation, but I am 42 years old - at this age it is easier not to pay attention to outside opinions. When I left work to develop sculpting, everyone realized that I was serious. If it weren't for blogging on different platforms, I probably would have been working at the factory. I invest profit from channels in different areas and get good passive income. Now there are a huge number of sculpting channels, many repeat my format and also achieve good results.

2. Build from LEGO

There are more and more adult LEGO fans. Dozens of groups and communities of fans of the legendary constructor can be found on any social network. The company itself also encourages this hobby among adults. For example, in 2009, The LEGO Group held a competition for animators: they got access to warehouses with constructors and created animated masterpieces. And a few years ago, the company launched the LEGO Life fan site.

LEGO constructions, which are assembled by adults, are much more complicated than models of houses and little people. For example, in some series, you can create miniatures of complex devices or use the best practices of robotics. The collections are so different that collecting them will be fun for everyone. You can make your selection eclectic, or focus on one interesting area, such as space or architecture.

Those who have bought a designer at least once know that the simplest set of bricks is not cheap. Avid LEGO fans advise beginners not to purchase full-price sets, but to wait for discounts and sales. Sooner or later, the cost of each box is reduced by 30-50%. And rare sets can generally be an investment of money.


Vladislav Ponomarev Author of the blog "" in Yandex. Dzen.

Since childhood, I loved to collect LEGOs, over time I got carried away with collecting. This hobby develops a lot: I get to cope with different constructors faster and faster. And also the skill of determining where this or that part or figure is going is being pumped. My friends, lovers of the constructor, often turn to me for help in recognizing rare elements.

Now it is almost impossible to make money on reselling sets, since the trend towards the popularity of LEGO has been noticed in the market. Many people buy kits for future use, and there is no shortage of them. But you can avoid losing money on inflation. Closed construction kits rarely depreciate and will be worth their money in 20 years.

My favorite episode is Harry Potter. I try to buy all the new items in this line and make up-to-date reviews on them in the blog. And the purchase of old sets, which I dreamed of as a child, for example the 1995-2001 series, also evokes strong emotions.

3. Become a music expert

This is a hobby for real music lovers who love to do everything with the accompaniment. You can approach it from different angles: learn to play musical instruments, collect vinyl records, posters, literature about cult musicians. Or delve deeper into the technical part and understand how the features of audio technology affect sound.

The main thing is to understand what attracts you more: powerful and aggressive techno, tube retro, original instrumental or all at once. Or maybe as a child you left the music school and regret it? Or have you always wanted to mix DJ sets, but your parents said it was not serious? People who are in love with music advise you to listen only to your heart.

Hobby costs vary; rare vinyl or tools can be quite expensive. But investments in beauty can return and multiply if you bring useful knowledge or delight the audience with your music.


Evgeny Shvedov Author of the blog "" in Yandex. Dzen.

My work has nothing to do with a blog, audio equipment is what I rest on. But this is my passion: I listen to music almost all the time while I am awake, and I like to do it in high quality, on good equipment. I started the blog quite by accident. I wrote a post about my favorite band, and it got a great response. The audience in "Zen" was recruited by itself, without any additional actions on my part. I could only do my favorite thing.

This hobby can be expensive. The cost of audiophile cables alone is often the same as the cost of a car. But blogging comes to the rescue here - all the time I am offered to test various expensive equipment. All I do is choose the equipment that I'm interested in tinkering with.

I managed to monetize my blog pretty quickly: after a couple of months I began to earn 10-15 thousand rubles. At some point, the amount of daily rewards exceeded 1,000 rubles, and it became noticeably more interesting.

4. Draw comics

Comics are read and collected by absolutely different people. The genre itself is also not distinguished by the strictness of the canons. In the world of comics, superheroes, ordinary people, talking animals or "animate" objects quietly coexist. That is why such a hobby will allow expressing the most fantasy scenarios and ideas. And also - to shine with your wit in the jokes and capacious phrases of the heroes.

To start drawing, it is not at all necessary to have an art education: your desire is enough. The style of comics can be deliberately laconic, cartoonish or detailed. Either way, this is an opportunity to hone your drawing skills. And also to improve the ability to write, because, in addition to visual, comics are also catchy texts. Due to the popularity of the genre, such a hobby can become not only an opportunity to share your creativity with the world, but also a lucrative profession.

In order for your comics to "enter" readers, you need to learn to express thoughts and make your sketches readable. Situations in the pictures can be played out with the emotions and poses of the characters, the background, small details and even color. Want to take on a longread? Start with a detailed script. Come up with heroes, their characters, problems and situations in which they will find themselves in the course of the story, write down the lines and crown phrases. The more detailed you see your story, the more interesting the graphics can be.


Vyacheslav Zinoviev Author of the blog "" in Yandex. Dzen.

At the university, I played KVN and made up jokes. When I got a job, the habit did not go away - and I started storing jokes in notes on my phone. At some point, I realized that the accumulated material needed a form, and since I could draw at the very least, I chose comics.

I borrowed an old graphic tablet from a friend, downloaded the first drawing program I came across, and made my first super-curved black-and-white comic - about goats and the alphabet of diseases. So this blog brought me into the world of illustration, not the other way around.

You need to understand that it is impossible to become popular right away. You should be prepared for the fact that people in the comments are critical. From time to time someone writes to me that he is not satisfied with my art, that my jokes are so-so. But it only motivates me. I constantly try different formats: I make short cartoons, introduce new categories, experiment with advertising options. If you do one thing, both you and the reader will get bored.

5. Restore old books

If you like to read paper books, you may be fascinated by working with them - restoration. This is a painstaking but exciting activity, and its result helps to preserve the cultural and historical heritage. Such hobby requires an individual approach to each book, because there is no universal scheme of "treatment" of pages and binding.

A novice restorer will need a set of professional tools: bone, needle and thread, lamination, hammer, sewing machine, knives, scalpels, scissors. And also - a sense of taste, perseverance and a strong nervous system. You can start with your own books from the attic or the mezzanine left over from your great-grandmother. And when you learn, you start saving books from collectors or even taking orders from libraries or museums.

If a fateful meeting with an ancient and valuable artifact happens, the task of the master becomes doubly complicated: it is necessary to preserve the valuable historical content of the book and preserve its original appearance. Therefore, professionals advise beginners to take courses of restorers before taking on rare books that do not forgive mistakes.


Denis Onosov Author of the blog "" in Yandex. Dzen.

Try to take a piece of paper in a cage and circle each cell with a pen on both sides. If you have enough perseverance, then you can try yourself in restoration. I got carried away with this business at the suggestion of my wife, now I am a mouthpiece and founder of my own workshop. My team and I accept different orders: both professional restorers with specialized education and masters without a diploma, but with golden hands, work for me.

The oldest book I have ever had is a 14th century handwritten prayer book in French with incredible miniatures. The most expensive are lifetime editions of Pushkin, Lermontov and Gogol. After restoration, all books are returned to their owners. Someone reads them and works with them, while others just keep them. And I am telling about interesting cases in the blog.

6. Study the microcosm

Have you ever imagined what a fly's foot or human hair looks like when enlarged a thousand times? Home microscopy is a chance to satisfy research interest and enjoy the contemplation of the world in miniature. Insights can be unexpected: ordinary objects through the lens of the device look completely different from what we are used to. It's also a great way to get your child interested in science or share your observations with others through a blog.

For your own laboratory, you should not buy ultra-precise professional microscopes - a school one with one eyepiece and several objectives is quite suitable for an amateur. However, when choosing a device, do not forget a simple rule: the more expensive it is, the clearer and brighter the image will be. If you want to show your discoveries to subscribers, you should immediately think about a good camera with a plan-chromatic lens for macro photography. Such optics are needed to focus on the instrument glass and get a contrasting photo.


Alexander Pavlov Author of the blog "" in Yandex. Dzen.

I am a programmer and developer of a website about school biology. I bought a microscope to develop the site, but when I received the first pictures, I realized that its application is much wider. This is how my channel appeared in "Zen". Living things under a microscope is almost always a useful discovery. Let's say the shape of the grasshopper hind foot is recognized in many models of modern sports shoes.

This hobby helps to develop observation skills. I got into the habit of paying attention to the smallest details and finding patterns. Readers often write to me how they were struck by this or that discovery. My blog fosters the qualities of researchers in people: the ability to observe, ask questions, and seek answers. I am planning to release tutorials on how to work with a microscope.

I am not deliberately dwelling on one area. This allows me to grab the attention of a wider range of readers. And this is also how I can demonstrate the capabilities of a microscope through unusual objects and situations, be it burning marshmallows or old paint on a fence. Over time, I plan to acquire an eyepiece camera and publish pictures and videos in 3D.

7. Create masterpieces out of paper

Handmade paper is a hobby for creative and diligent people. It develops concentration and makes it possible to get distracted from the screens of the phone and computer. And it also has practical value: recently, the demand for unique things made by hand has been growing - they are bought as gifts or to decorate the interior. The author's postcard will not get lost in the heap of presents from the store and will remind of the special attitude of the person who handed it over.

There are many techniques for working with paper: applique, origami, scrapbooking, quilling. To understand which one is closer, it is enough to look at a few finished works. This hobby is not expensive. At the start, you only need paper, a few special tools and glue. The more time you spend in creativity, the wider the field for imagination will become.


Maria Mironova Author of the blog "" in Yandex. Dzen.

I started quilling when I was looking for a cure for insomnia. There were constant rush jobs at work, and the brain did not shut off even at night. I was interested in openwork paintings made of paper, I wanted to try to embody them myself. After trying it, I fell in love with this activity and could not stop. I am constantly experimenting: I develop magnets using the quilling technique, jewelry, watches, interior letters, envelopes, key holders. Once she reproduced ancient Slavic jewelry from museum photographs.

I started a blog for self-realization - I found like-minded people here and began to organize master classes. By the way, they received a wide response. Now I sell my work and compensate for the costs of my hobby, I plan to go out to a larger income. Before, I offered products at fairs, handed them over to a regular store; now I am mastering a large marketplace. Blog readers often give advice and contribute to my development.

Hobbies help to reveal creative talent, escape from the everyday hustle and bustle, gather like-minded people around you, increase income, and sometimes completely change the field of activity. Sometimes for inspiration, only an example of who succeeded is lacking."" Is a platform for enthusiastic people who share their creativity with a large audience every day. Here you can find original hobby ideas, learn the secrets of the craft, or start your own blog that will be useful to thousands of readers.