By: Skylar Doege
Hobbies differ like tastes. You choose a hobby according to your character and what you’re interested in. Hobbies can be divided into four large classes: doing things, making things, collecting things, and learning things. For example, some people dress in costumes, and not just for Halloween, but all year-long. For them, it can be a way to explore history and discover different persona. There are some pretty unusual hobbies out there, differing from standards like collecting baseball cards and painting.
1. Carving Egg Shells
Egg art is one of the earliest forms of art. It’s very fascinating and a wonderful way to explore your own creativity if you’re interested. You can use all kinds of eggs such as an Emu egg or a goose egg.
In Wisconsin, a competition takes place in which competitors must do their best impression of a cow. The latest winner was a ten-year-old boy named Austin, who received $1,000, a cow print jacket, and a golden cow bell among other prizes.
3. Painting the Largest Ball of Paint
Mike Carmichael began this unusual hobby when he decided to paint a baseball, leading to the creation of a 3,500 point paint-covered ball. It has over 22,894 paint coats upon it. It is now a local tourist attraction in Indiana and his only rule being that each coat must be a different color from the previous one.
4. Soap Carving
Hand carved soap originated in the village of Chian Rai, in Northern Thailand. The villagers started carving soaps as a hobby while they were off from work on their farms. Not many people hand-carve soap, but those that do make extraordinary designs.
Many people have hobbies such as collecting books or collecting some sort of action figure, but not many people have exited their comfort zone to find something new. By experiencing new things, you might be able to find an unusual hobby like these to fill your time.