Hobby-X 2024: Fun Workshops an Experiences For Kids and Adults

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Hobby X 2024 is the place to be from 2 to 5 May if you’re looking for interactive, hands-on crafting and DIY workshops to create new and unique items. This year’s edition appeals to all genders, especially seeing as it now boasts a special new ‘Man Cave’ section. Kids of all ages will also be more than satisfied, with many fun guided activities on offer. Under the theme ‘Retro Rewind’, Hobby X 2024 combines vintage elements with exciting new twists.

From the innumerable workshops and experiences attendees can enjoy at this unusual, community-spirited and collaborative event, we’ve paired down our favourites to the list of highlights below.

Hobby X 2024 Joburg Workshop pendant

Epoxy UV Pendant Making Workshop with Arno Designz

Create an epoxy UV Pendant in this interesting, beginner-friendly workshop. Arno Designz specialises in creating handmade, one-of-a-kind functional art using unique woodworking products and resin. They believe that artistry isn’t just the execution and production of a new piece; it’s also making sure that each piece will look beautiful wherever it will be displayed. Each attendee will receive a kit including 1 x 40cm Necklace, 1 x keychain, 1 x mini pendant mould, a pair of Nitrile gloves and 1 x 50g UV Resin.

Cost: R950pp, including kit and pendant to take home. Book here

When: Thursday, 2 May, from 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Where: Crafters area at Hobby-X, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre, Cnr R55 &, Allandale Rd, Kyalami Estate, Midrand

Hobby X 2024 workshops cricut cake topper

Advanced Cake Topper Design and Construction Workshop with Cricut 

Learn how to design and make a spectacular cake topper using Cricut. Cricut helps people lead more creative lives – through their desktop cutting machine you can create nearly anything. Organise, personalise and customise your life in just a few easy steps, from t-shirts to labels and everything in between.

Cost: R1168.83pp including all equipment and ingredients needed. Book here

When: Saturday, 4 May from 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Where: Conference room at Hobby-X, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre, Cnr R55 &, Allandale Rd, Kyalami Estate, Midrand

Hobby X 2024 workshops lipgloss

Make all-natural, vegan-friendly lipgloss with DIY Naturally

Make lip gloss in your chosen colour and flavour with the guidance of DIY Naturally. They supply attendees with a lip gloss base, made with plant wax, oils and plant butter. All ingredients are all-natural and vegan-friendly. DIY Naturally is dedicated to natural and sustainable ingredients and protocols, offering skincare, cosmetics and cleaning products at home, as well as DIY Kits and selected, ready-to-use products.

Cost: R163.80pp. Book here

When: Thursday, 2 May, 3.30pm – 4.30pm | Sunday, 5 May, 9.30am – 10.30am
Where: Crafters Area at Hobby-X, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre, Cnr R55 &, Allandale Rd, Kyalami Estate, Midrand

Hobby X 2024 workshops gin making

Gin Making Masterclass with GinPassportSA

Join a gin masterclass to explore the origins of gin, the various types of gin and the different flavour profiles from around the world. Learn how to infuse a unique combination of flavours, and take home a specially curated bag of locally sourced botanicals. Guests will receive a cocktail on arrival, a tasting mat. and five different gins to sample while the Gin Master takes them on a journey. Palate cleansers and a mixer will be provided. All levels of gin enthusiasts are welcome.

Cost: R388pp. Book here

When: 3, 4, 5 May at 12pm to 1:30pm
Where: Viewing Deck at Hobby-X, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre, Cnr R55 &, Allandale Rd, Kyalami Estate, Midrand

Hobby X 2024 Joburg workshops marbled candles

Marble Jar Scented Candle Workshop with JuneJulyCo

Learn how to create a marbled, scented candle in this workshop that’s suitable for all levels of crafters and possibly a hit with the guys wanting to make something nice for their homes. JuneJulyco makes luxury, highly-scented wax melts and stunning burners. They use coco-soy wax for all melts, and paraffin wax for pillar candles, all hand-poured.

Cost: R351.00

When: 2, 3, 4, 5 May. 11.30am – 12.30am
Where: Crafters area at Hobby-X, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre, Cnr R55 &, Allandale Rd, Kyalami Estate, Midrand

Hobby X 2024 Joburg workshops gold leafing

Paint Pouring and Gold Leaf Workshop with Thjoko Paint Tribe

Paint Pouring is one of the most exciting techniques from recent years and no matter how often one does it, the results are always unique and beautiful. In this workshop, guests will be shown how to use Tjhoko Paint as a pouring medium, and how to incorporate gold leaf into their projects successfully.

Cost: R 140.4opp

When: Sunday, 5 May from 12pm – 1pm
Where: Thjoko Paint Tribe Theatre at Hobby-X, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre, Cnr R55 &, Allandale Rd, Kyalami Estate, Midrand

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