Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

The Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

Source types include magazines, reference books, projects, newspapers, recipes, and hobby profiles. Image collections include photographs, illustrations, graphs, charts, diagrams, and maps. Over 700 videos cover a variety of hobbies and crafts.

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Hobbies Include

Arts & Crafts

Painting, Pottery, Sculpting, Woodworking, & More


Autographs, Coins, Stamps, Trading Cards, & More

Home & Garden

Baking, Gardening, Home Decor, Photography, & More

Indoor Recreation

Cards, Board Games, Fantasy Sports, Role-Playing, & More

Kids' Crafts

Clay Modeling, Magic, Origami, Papier-mâché, & More

Model Building

Airplanes, Cars, LEGO, Ships, Trains, & More


Crocheting, Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, & More

Outdoor Recreation

Camping, Geocaching, Hiking, Kites, & More

Performing Arts

Dancing, Guitar, Piano, Puppetry, Singing, & More

Science & Technology

Ham Radio, Geology, Robotics, Rocket Building, & More


Calligraphy, Card Making, Paper Crafts, & More

And More!

Aquariums, Hang Gliding, Jewelry Making, & More!