2020 has been a year that many of us have spent a lot of time at home by ourselves or with our family. And for anyone who isn’t usually at home with family can attest, constant closeness can cause a bit of friction. To help you alleviate your extra time at home this winter, our staff at Steampunkary searched for fun Steampunk activities that you can do at home with your family. These ideas listed here are all DIY craft kits to make at home that are either Steampunk or Victorian in style. When you’re done, you and your family with have a new addition to your home to reminisce about in days to come.
Steampunk Ornament Kit – Flying Submarine
We first wrote about this fun Steampunk Ornament Kit on our Steampunk Christmas Ornament Gift Guide. When we updated that post this year, we found this fun kit. In fact, it is the inspiration for this DIY Craft Kits page. This project will take just a small amount of time for you to complete. It is listed as a Flying Submarine, and certainly can be used as a decoration year round. It doesn’t require a Christmas tree. It is made of 26 pieces of wood that you punch out of a pre-cut piece of wood, then glue together. Great for a beginner or a child to work with because it doesn’t take special tools to assemble. Makes a lovely gift or just a project for you to do yourself.
PIPE DÉCOR DIY Industrial Pipe Table/Desk Lamp
The seller describes this Pipe Decor DIY Industrial Desk Lamp Kit as a project “for people who are a bit DIY inclined. You don’t have to be an expert by any means to create this cool Industrial style lamp. It comes with all necessary pipes, pieces, and swag kit needed for installation. The socket will fit most incandescent, CFL, and LED bulb with a standard E26 or E27 sized base. This swag kit comes with a high to a low dimmer, has a maximum of 150 watts, comes with 11 feet of cord, and features an easy to install push connect design. For a terrific look use an Edison bulb like the one shown below. If you have any issues putting it together, just contact the seller.
DIY Steampunk Robot Felt Kit – Sew Your Own Robot Plush
This is an adorable DIY Steampunk Robot Felt Kit from a seller who specializes in robot kits. It comes with everything you need to create this robot including premium wool felt in Steampunk colors, thread in chocolate brown, gears, wood button, needle and a pattern with all the instructions. You need to supply your own scissors and the stuffing for inside the robot. You may need pins or tape to hold the pieces together while you are assembling and sewing them. If you like this kit, there are lots of other robots that you can make from this seller.
Quarantine Craft-DIY Steampunk Craft Kit
Want to create some handmade Steampunk jewelry at home? This DIY Steampunk Craft Kit will give you everything you need. This DIY Steampunk Jewelry Kit contains everything you need to create up to 15 ready-to-wear pendants. This is appropriate for all ages; those under the age of 12 would need help only with the baking process, and those under the age of eight might need a little help with a few of the steps, but for the most part these can be made by one person. You can buy several to have a group project or give it as a gift to someone you know who likes jewelry making.
Metal Steampunk Car DIY Craft Kit for Adults
This Metal Steampunk Car Kit is described as for men on the product page, but really it can be made by any adult who loves cars. The kit includes 3 plates with parts, 4 additional gears, a spring, a polishing cloth, and instructions. There are 92 pieces to assemble. The seller recommends this project for ages 14 and up. A great gift idea for a hobbyist.
Steampunk Glove DIY Wooden Kit
This is a fun Steampunk Glove DIY Wooden Kit that doesn’t need any glue to assemble. It is made to fit a human arm and can be worn for cosplay with a Steampunk ensemble. All you need is a vest and top hat to wear with it. There are 131 pieces to assemble. The kit includes eco-friendly plywood plates containing numbered parts, detailed visual assembly manual, wax for lubricating kinetic joints of a mechanism, sandpaper, toothpicks, and rubber bands.
Low Poly Steampunk Airship DIY Printable
This didn’t fit on our Hot Air Balloon post because it is a Steampunk Airship instead of a balloon. The PDF template and assembly guide are supplied as instant downloads so there are no shipping charges and no need to wait for the delivery truck, you can start creating today! This is a fun project for a nursery or just because.
Locomotive + Railway Platform + Rails 3-D Wooden Puzzle
This is a setup that needs no electricity. It uses rubber bands for movement and is described as hard to make. A great challenge for an adult or teenager to assemble over several hours and possibly days. The Locomotive Kit contains 839 pieces of pre-cut plywood, and is rated for 14+. This would make a great family project to make together especially when you are stuck inside during winter.
Mechanical Box Kit
This Mechanical Box is shipped in kit form. There are 60 parts in the kit including gears, shafts, lock nuts all precision laser cut from wood. The 6 sides of the box are cut from quarter inch thick PureBond Premium birch plywood (unless you choose the OAK option). The gears are all cut from solid cherry .25 inches thick. There is an option to have it personally engraved on the product page.
Ugears DIY Butterfly Mechanical Wooden Model Kit
This is a wooden 3D puzzle that makes a moving butterfly powered with a rubber band motor. It has 168 pieces for you to put together. Pieces are pre-cut and come in sheets which you can punch out. This is rated intermediate in difficulty. Click through for more details on the product page.
Ugears DIY Antique Box Mechanical Wooden Model Kit
This UGears kit creates an Antique Mechanical Wooden Box which once assembled can be used to store jewelry or other small items. This wooden kit is rated intermediate level of difficulty to put together and has 185 pieces. It makes a great gift for a puzzle fan or you can put it together and give it as a gift. You can see more images on the product page.
Ugears DIY 20-Minute Timer Mechanical Wooden Kit
This kit only has 107 pieces but is rated as hard to put together. The UGears Timer has a unique roller pendulum and a lever for amplitude adjustment on its backside. It is powered by the pull of a simple office rubber band, and this can be used to set the alarm on this unique piece.
UGears DIY Nativity Scene Mechanical Wooden Model Kit
Enjoy Christmas all year or save this craft for the holiday season. Made for the entire family to enjoy together, this UGears DIY Nativity Scene Kit is rated easy to assemble. It only has 49 pieces to put together then you can see how it moves using a basic gear mechanism. Just move any of the outer gears to make the figures move inside. Get more details on size and assembly on the product page linked below.
UGears DIY Steam Train with Tender Mechanical Wooden Model Kit
This terrific UGears DIY Steam Engine Train Kit is rated hard to assemble offering hours of challenging kit making for you or your family. This is not a first timer’s building puzzle. You can make it a family activity for teenagers and adults to work on, but it’s not rated for under 14 years old. With 538 pieces, this Wooden Model Kit will really focus your attention while cooped up inside during cold weather. Pieces are pre-cut out of wood using a precision laser technique. Great way to understand the mechanical workings of a train. After assembly, this Victorian-style train makes a good addition to a Steampunk collection.
More Steampunk Wooden DIY Kits from UGears
There are loads of additional Steampunk Wooden DIY Kits from UGears and other manufacturers that you can build and collect. Another manufacturer that we recommend is ROKR with an extensive line of 3D wooden puzzles. Below you can see several more examples of kits meant for a range of skill levels and ages. To find out more about any one, click through the link to the product pages.
UGears DYI DICE Keeper for Board Games. Mechanical Wooden Model KITUGears DIY Mini Buggy 80 pcs Mechanical Wooden Model KITUgears DIY Bike MOTORCYCLE VM-02 Mechanical Wooden ModelUgears DIY Pen ORGANIZER Wooden Model KITUGears DIY Treasure Box Mechanical Wooden Model KITUgears DIY Antique BOX Mechanical Wooden Model KITUgears DIY Steampunk CLOCK Mechanical Wooden Model KITUGears DYI STAGECOACH Mechanical Wooden Model KITUGears DIY Fidget Steampunk Series (4pcs) Wooden KitUGears DIY Fidget VEHICLES Series Cars (4pcs) Wooden KitUGears DIY U-9 Grand Prix CAR Mechanical Wooden Model KITUGEARS 305 pcs CAROUSEL Mechanical Wooden Model Kit
Wooden Dollhouse Kit, Greenhouse Conservatory, 1:12 scale
If 3D wooden puzzles aren’t to your fancy, then maybe you would prefer to create a Wooden Dollhouse from a kit. This Wooden Dollhouse Kit is to make a Greenhouse Conservatory to accompany a separate dollhouse or to stand alone. You can furnish it as an additional room to your house, a greenhouse, a potting shed, workshop or artist’s studio. This kit comes fully painted and is a fun activity for winter months when you can’t go work in your garden.
DIY 3D Wooden Puzzle Miniature House: Garden Entrance
This is another 3D Dollhouse Wooden Puzzle to create a miniature garden entrance. From the seller: This Tiny Dollhouse kit will help you create the Garden Entrance, but this is only one of the many miniature spaces that we have available. We also have Lily’s Porch, Cathy’s Flowers, Miller’s Garden, Jason’s Kitchen, Simon’s Coffee Shop, and many other fascinating dollhouse rooms with open walls. Great for men, women, boys, and girls, this quiet activity is perfect for the entire family (ages 14+). With this kit you can recreate all of the items in the picture below including flowers, and it comes with real LED lights. Click through below to see more images and information.
Half Inch Scale, Margaret, Miniature Tudor Dollhouse Kit
Looking for something to keep you busy this winter? Why not build your own Tudor Dollhouse with this fantastic kit? Your kit arrives with everything needed to assemble as in the picture below, including window frames, etched Plexiglas window inserts, doors, detailed fretwork, and interior wall. Made in USA from Laser-Cut Birch Plywood bringing precision and perfect fit to your dollhouse DIY. This dollhouse with its Victorian style is perfect for your Steampunk decor.
More Victorian Wooden Dollhouse Kits
Here is just part of a collection of dollhouse kits you can find on Etsy that fit into the Victorian Steampunk theme. You can start with the house and add details to the interior to complete your Steampunk display. This will certainly keep you busy during the winter this year.
Scale One Inch, Queen Victoria Mansion Wooden Dollhouse Kit1:24 Wooden Dollhouse Kit, Charming Cottage, Half Inch ScaleHalf Inch Scale, Abigail, A Victorian Wooden Dollhouse KIT, 1:24 Scale1:12 Scale Wooden Dollhouse KIT, Abigail, A Gothic Victorian Mansion, Scale One InchPandora, 1:24 Wooden Dollhouse Kit, Scale Half InchThe Phillips’ Estate Wooden Dollhouse KIT, Quarter Inch Scale 1:48
45 x 35cm Pretty Victorian House, Pond, Picket Fence, Diamond Painting Kit
We are new to Diamond Painting Kits, but we hear they are very addictive. If you’re looking for a craft idea to do right now, this might be something to consider. Diamond Painting is similar to cross stitch in that you are filling in squares to make an entire design. The difference is that you are using tiny jewels to do so instead of embroidery thread. This seller has a lot of information on the product page for this painting. And you can find many more in a variety of sizes and themes. This Victorian House is ideal for our Victorian Steampunk theme.
Cross Stitch Kit Victorian House Embroidery Kit
Or you can stick with traditional cross stitching to create this Cross Stitch Victorian House Embroidery project shown below. This would look lovely in a frame or on a pillow. The house is definitely one that a Victorian Steampunk cosplayer would love for its charm and presence. To get pricing and dimensions, click through the link below.
Victorian House – Embroidery Stitch Sampler
This small Embroidery Stitch Sampler is perfect for the beginner. It gives you practice learning several stitch patterns with the result being the Victorian House shown here. This seller has several beginner level embroidery kits with everything you need to create one specific item. That includes at least 6 more samplers with different designs in the center. We love this one because it is a Victorian house.