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S.No. Resource Name Resource Description
Arts & Craft
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Calligraphy
Decorative handwriting or handwritten lettering.
1.

Calligraphy Skills

Learn how to write calligraphy.
2.

Calligrascape

Learn calligraphy online for free.
3.

Edding

Calligraphy for beginners.
4.

Lettering Daily

A guide to modern calligraphy.
5.

Monster Post

Tips and tutorials on calligraphy for beginners.
6.

Vial Designs

Calligraphy and hand lettering for beginners.
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Candle Making
The manufacturing of candles.
1.

AOM

How to make your own candles.
2.

Candle Science

Easy to follow candle making guide.
3.

Martha Stewart

Candle making tips.
4.

Nature's Garden

A variety of free candle recipes.
5.

Pro Flowers

How to make candles easily.
6.

The Spruce Crafts

Candle making tutorials for beginners.
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Fingerprint or Handprint Art
To create art using finger-tip and hand impressions.
1.

Craftulate

Handprint, fingerprint & footprint art.
2.

Family Break Finder

Children's handprint art is a lovely way to create personalised artwork that can be quite creative. Even very young toddlers will enjoy the squishy feel of the paint as they make these masterpieces.
3.

Fun Handprint Art

Fun ideas for creating handprint crafts with children of all ages, even babies! Create lasting memories by making keepsakes such as calendars, wall hangings, and unique gifts.
4.

Hello Wonder

Amazing creations with your fingerprints or thumbprints and a bit of paint.
5.

Mom Junction

Easy finger and thumb painting ideas for kids.
6.

Rythms of Play

The best fingerprint and thumbprint art ideas for toddlers, pre-schoolers, school-aged kids and teens.
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Flower Arrangement
To create a decorative display of cut flowers.
1.

Delia Creates

Flower arrangements for beginners.
2.

eHow

How to arrange flowers like a professional.
3.

Fix

Key points to keep in mind when arranging flowers.
4.

Momtastic

Flower arrangement tips, tricks and ideas for beginners.
5.

She Holds Dearly

A beginners guide to flower arranging.
6.

The Spruce

Essential flower arranging tools and supplies.
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Glass Painting
The art or practice of producing designs in colour on or in a glass.
1.

Create and Craft

Glass painting tutorial for beginners.
2.

D'Source

Introduction to glass painting.
3.

Hobby Ideas

How to do it yourself.
4.

Instructables Craft

Step by step guide on glass painting.
5.

Plaid

Tips and techniques for glass painting.
6.

Rosyscription

Simple tips for using glass paints.
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Greeting Card Making
Card making is the craft of hand-making greeting cards.
1.

Aunt Annie's Craft

Greeting card class tutorials.
2.

Giftopix

A complete guide on how to make greeting cards.
3.

Rosyscription

Quick and simple handmade greeting cards.
4.

The Spruce Craft

Tips and tricks for card making.
5.

Tinker Lab

Home-made card for kids to make.
6.

Wiki How

How to make a greeting card.
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Jewellery Making
To create artistic articles and ornaments.
1.

Discover A Hobby

Information regarding jewellery making for beginners.
2.

Family Education

Cute jewellery crafts to do with kids.
3.

Instructables Craft

Jewellery making ideas.
4.

Moms and Crafters

A fun list of jewellery crafts for kids so that they can engage themselves in productivity and fun activity.
5.

Ponoko

Jewellery making for beginners.
6.

She Allure

A DIY(Do It Yourself) blog for jewellery making.
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Model Making
To create a three dimensional representation of a design or concept.
1.

Allpastimes

Model building as a hobby.
2.

Arch Daily

Tips to improve your model making skills.
3.

aRCH20

A complete guide for architecture models.
4.

First In Architecture

Basics of architectural model making.
5.

Hobby & Toy Central

A beginners guide to model building.
6.

Medium

Things a novice model builder needs to know before getting started.
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Origami
The Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures.
1.

Easy Peasy & Fun

Step by step tutorials on how to make amazing origami for kids.
2.

Origami Instructions

Here you will find out how to make many kinds of neat and ingenious items. There instructions consist of actual photographs of the folding process to help you along.
3.

Origami.me

If you've never folded anything before and want to learn how, it has an excellent guide for beginners. It has a giant database of free diagrams and video instructions too. Its blog features amazing work from a variety of very talented artists, it also has a collection of book reviews and recommendations plus much more.
4.

Origami Way

These origami instructions and diagrams were written to be as easy to follow as possible. I recommend using origami paper if you want them to turn out nice, but regular paper will do fine for simple diagrams.
5.

The Spruce Craft

Beginner origami tutorials shared to help you lay the foundation for origami mastery.
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Painting
The skill of using paint, either in a picture or as decoration.
1.

Creative Bloq

A pro guide for canvas painting for beginners.
2.

Draw Paint Academy

This is a comprehensive guide for absolute beginners looking to get started in painting.
3.

Felt Magnet

A start-up guide on painting.
4.

Step By Step Painting

Canvas painting instructions on how to paint acrylic paintings at home.
5.

The Spruce Crafts

Easy things to paint for beginner artists.
6.

Trembeling Art

A few simple acrylic painting tips that will help you get started and enjoy the process of creating.
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Quilling
Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs.
1.

Aunt Annie's Craft

How to make quilling coils and scrolls.
2.

Craftsy

Easy paper quilling techniques.
3.

Make Community

The basics of quilling paper.
4.

The Crafty Angels

Basic quilling tools, supplies and tutorials for beginners.
5.

The Papery Craftery

Simple tutorials on how to make different quilling designs.
6.

The Spruce Crafts

Paper quilling tips for beginners.
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Sculpture
Sculpture is the branch of the visual arts that operates in three dimensions. It is one of the plastic arts. Durable sculptural processes originally used carving and modelling, in stone, metal, ceramics, wood and other materials but, since Modernism, there has been an almost complete freedom of materials and process.
1.

Artists & Illustrators

Beginners guide to sculpting in clay.
2.

Art Show

Sculpture techniques, tutorials and resources.
3.

Deviant Art

Sculpture tutorial for starters.
4.

Figurines & Sculpture

An introduction to clay sculpture technique.
5.

The Virtual Instructor

Sculpting materials for beginners.
6.

Wiki How

How to sculpt.
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Sketching & Drawing
To give a brief account or general outline or rough drawing of something.
1.

Artsy

Basic art materials and tools required for getting started and growing your drawing practise.
2.

Creative Bloq

Sketching tips to empower you to make your mark.
3.

Easy Drawing Guides

Learn how to draw characters from cartoons and comics.
4.

Erika Lancaster

Essential sketching tips for beginner artists.
5.

How to Draw Comics

Easy to follow and step by step drawing lessons on how to draw comic art.
6.

The Virtual Instructor

A large number of drawing ideas for beginner's to start off.
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Soap Making
The act, process or occupation of manufacturing soap.
1.

Garden Therapy

Beautiful handmade soap recipes.
2.

Good House Keeping

A complete guide to making homemade soap.
3.

Healthline

How to make soap bars yourself.
4.

Practical Self Reliance

Easy Soap making technique and recipes.
5.

Soap Queen

Beginner's guide to cold process soap making and a few soap recipes.
6.

The Spruce Crafts

Creative handmade soap making recipes for beginners.
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Toy Making
To make toys.
1.

Artsy Craftsy Mom

Easy DIY toys to make at home.
2.

Happy Hooligans

Awesome homemade toys.
3.

Kids Craftroom

Toy making projects for kids.
4.

Red Ted Art

DIY paper toys.
5.

Science Toy Maker

A non-commercial site to make science toys and projects.
6.

The Craft Train

DIY toys for kids.
Collection
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Coin Collection
Coin collecting, also called numismatics, the systematic accumulation and study of coins, tokens, paper money, and objects of similar form and purpose.
1.

American Numismatic Association

Coin collecting tools & resources.
2.

Anwar's Coin Collection

A collection of coins from ancient India to present and World coins.
3.

Medium

Simple steps to become a coin collector.
4.

Numista

World coin and banknote catalogue.
5.

The Spruce Crafts

Coins worth collecting.
6.

Transperancy Market Research

Global industry analysis of coin collecting market.
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Stamps Collection
Stamp collecting is the collecting of postage stamps and related objects. It is related to philately, which is the study of stamps.
1.

Chubb

Things to consider when collecting stamps.
2.

Indian Postage Stamps

A wide variety of stamps of India and information related to it.
3.

Mintage World

An online museum and collectorspedia. A collection of stamps of India.
4.

Seven Stamps

Introduction to stamp collection and a few rarest stamps of the world.
5.

Smithsonian

Introduction to stamp collection, tools and resources.
6.

Stamp World

Basic guide to stamp collection.
General Interests
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Blogging & Podcasting
Blogging refers to writing, photography, and other media that's self-published online whereas a podcast is an episodic series of spoken word digital audio files that a user can download to a personal device for easy listening.
1.

ahrefs Blog

Blogging tips for beginners.
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Blogging Basics

A beginners guide on how to start a blog.
3.

Hubspot

Beginner blogging mistakes to avoid.
4.

Smart Passive Income

A complete guide on how to start podcasting.
5.

The Podcast Host

Tips for podcasting.
6.

WP Beginner

How to choose the best blogging platform.
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Candy Making
Candy making or candy making is the preparation and cookery of candies and sugar confections.
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All Recipes

A complete guide for beginners on how to make candy.
2.

Bon Appetit

Home-made candy recipes.
3.

Crafty Baking

Candy making tips and techniques.
4.

Just A Pinch

Important candy making tips.
5.

My Recipes

Basic tools to make candy at home.
6.

The Spruce Eats

Candy making for beginners.
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Cooking
Cooking or cookery is the art, science and craft of using heat to prepare food for consumption.
1.

Allrecipes

A huge collections of recipes from all over the world.
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BBC Good Food

A guide to cookery skills by age.
3.

Betty Crocker

Endless database of recipes and cookbooks.
4.

Food.com

It is also known as Genius Kitchen and has catalogued over 5,00,000 individual recipes.
5.

Instructables

Basic necessary lessons needed to learn cooking.
6.

Tasty

Food videos and recipes from all over the world.
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Creative Writing
Creative writing is any writing that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft, character development, and the use of literary tropes or with various traditions of poetry and poetics.
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The Best Schools

Tips to jumpstart your creative writing.
2.

Vogue

Free online creative writing courses.
3.

Writers' Treasure

A beginners guide for creative writing.
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Flower Pressing
Pressed flower art consists of drying flower petals and leaves in a flower press to flatten and exclude light and moisture.
1.

Felt Magnet

Basic things to keep in mind to flower press.
2.

Good House Keeping

Flower pressing guide for beginners.
3.

Moon Pig

How to flower press and different things you can do with it.
4.

National History Museum

Key tips for pressing flowers.
5.

Pro Flowers

Different ways of properly pressing flowers.
6.

The Spruce Crafts

Art projects that can be made using pressed flowers.
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Foreign Language
A foreign language is a language not commonly spoken in the country of the speaker.
1.

BBC

Learn a variety of different languages.
2.

Busuu

Learn to speak different languages.
3.

Duolingo

Learn different languages for free in an interactive way.
4.

FSI Language Courses

Language courses developed by Foreign Service Institute.
5.

Learn a Language

Free language learning lessons, games and activities.
6.

L-Lingo

Free lessons to learn a number of languages like French, German, Spanish, Russian, Serbian, Arabic, Chinese-Mandarin, Italian and Japanese etc..
7.

Open Culture

Learn 48 languages online for free.
8.

Surface Langguages

Learn basics of different languages using audio, flash cards and learning games.
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Gardening
The activity of tending and cultivating a garden, especially as a pastime.
1.

Balcony Garden Web

Essential rooftop garden design ideas and tips.
2.

Garden Design

Essential gardening tools for beginners.
3.

Healthline

Health benefits of gardening.
4.

Miracle Gro

Gardening tips for beginners.
5.

The Better India

How to start a vegetable garden in your home.
6.

The Telegraph

Gardening basics.
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Knowledge & Word Games
Fun and interactive games to test and increase your knowledge.
1.

East of the Web

Word games for everyone.
2.

English Club

Online word games.
3.

Learn English Today

English word games and activities.
4.

Learning Games for Kids

Word games for kids.
5.

LEO Network

Learn English through different word games.
6.

Turtle Diary

Fun educational and online games for kids.
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Photography
The art or practice of taking and processing photographs.
1.

Bob Books

Essential photography tips for beginners.
2.

Borrow Lenses

Photography tips for beginners.
3.

Creative Live

The ultimate guide to learning photography.
4.

Medium

How to get started with photography.
5.

Photography Life

The complete beginners guide.
6.

Veprit

How to improve your photography.
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Poetry
Poetry is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and often rhythmic qualities of language-such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre-to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning.
1.

Jerz's Literacy Weblog

Poetry writing hacks.
2.

Lexiconic Resources

Elements of poetry.
3.

Poetry 4 Kids

Poetry writing lessons for kids.
4.

Reedsy

How to write a poem.
5.

Self Publishing School

Fundamentals for writing poetry thats meaningful.
6.

Writing Forward

Poetry writing tips.
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Puzzles
Games or problem designed to test ingenuity or knowledge.
1.

Anagramania

Anagrams game to sharpen your spelling skills.
2.

Arkadium

Practice crosswords to constantly keep your mind active and learn new words.
3.

Kakuro

It is like a crossword puzzle with numbers. It can alleviate stress and make you feel relaxed at a potentially tense time.
4.

Nurikabe

This logic puzzle is played on a typically rectangular grid of cells, some of which contain numbers.
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Sudoku

Practice Sudoku puzzles to hone your memory and thinking skills.
6.

Word Search

Word search puzzles for kids.
Performing Arts
Forms of creative activity that are performed in front of an audience.
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Dance
Move rhythmically to music, typically following a set sequence of steps.
1.

Ballet

A beginners guide to what ballet is and basic introduction.
2.

Ballroom

Different ballroom dance styles like Cha-Cha, Foxtrot, Tango etc. and a basic guide on how to do them.
3.

Contemporary

Introduction to contemporary dance and how to do it.
4.

Folk Dance

An introduction to regional folk dances of India.
5.

Hip Hop

Hip hop dance moves for beginners.
6.

Irish Dance

A guide to what is Irish dance.
7.

Jazz

Basic guide to jazz dance steps.
8.

Tap Dance

Beginner tips for tap dancing.
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Dramatics
The study or practice of acting in and producing plays.
1.

Acting In London

Games and exercises to improve acting skills.
2.

Drama Techniques

Techniques by Prof. Richard Clark to enhance your skills.
3.

Instructables

Tips and tricks for new actors.
4.

Stage & The City

Acting tips for beginners.
5.

Theatrefolk

Free resources for both teachers and students related to drama.
6.

UCAS

Careers related to drama and performing arts.
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Film Making
Filmmaking is the process by which a film is made.
1.

Film Making Stuff

Awesome tactics for new film makers.
2.

Future Learn

Free online film-making courses.
3.

New York Film Academy

The beginners guide to film making process.
4.

No Film School

Hacks for film making from home.
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Magic
The power of apparently influencing events by using mysterious ways.
1.

Christopher Howell

Guide with tips and skills for beginners to learn magic.
2.

Free Magic Tricks and Illusions

Tips and advice that will help you to progress from amateur to professional magician.
3.

Good Tricks

Learn to do impressive magic tricks and magician secrets.
4.

Kidzone

Tips and hints to become a successful magician and a few tricks.
5.

The Spruce Crafts

Magic for beginners and kids.
6.

Trickshop

Free magic e-book downloads.
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Musical Instruments
The hobby of playing different instruments to create musical sound.
1.

Bass Guitar

The complete beginners guide to play bass.
2.

Cello

Basic position, finger technique and tips to practice cello.
3.

Clarinet

A beginners guide to clarinet.
4.

Classical Guitar

Classical Guitar lessons for beginners.
5.

Drum Set

The complete guide for beginners on how to play drums.
6.

Electric Guitar

Tips to play electric guitar for beginners.
7.

Harp

Beginners guide on how to play a harp.
8.

Keyboard / Piano

The beginners guide to learning piano or keyboard.
9.

Percussion

Basic percussion lessons.
10.

Recorder

Basics of playing a recorder.
11.

Saxophone

The ultimate beginners guide to saxophone.
12.

Trumpet

Learn the basics of playing a trumpet.
13.

Violin

Step by step guide for the violin beginners.
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Singing
The activity of performing songs or tunes by making musical sounds with the voice.
1.

Caricole

Vocal tricks to sing better.
2.

How to become a Pro Singer

Steps for beginners.
3.

Take Lessons

Ultimate guide to singing styles, types and genres.
4.

Vocal Coach Dylan

Singing tips for beginners.
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