With most of the world following stay-at-home and social distancing orders, many people are looking for new ways to occupy their time. The arts, of course, offer endless opportunities for entertainment, whether it’s taking in a museum or gallery virtually, recreating a famous artwork yourself, trying your hand at making your own art, or perhaps the most popular pastime of all, shopping. Enter Etsy, the online retailer that has been connecting artists and makers with shoppers for almost fifteen years.
In the wake of our global pandemic crisis, Etsy has exploded with coronavirus-related goods: there are nearly 25,000 items under the tag “social distancing.” Whether your needs are more practical or fashionable, Etsy probably has what you’re looking for. Here are just a few of the hand-made goods available to you.