Take and make activity kits have become very popular over these last few weeks of social distancing. If you or your kids are feeling stir crazy, a new project to work on could be just the thing needed to spark creativity or get you through that rainy day. Equally as important, now more than ever, our favorite small businesses need our help. Here is a list of businesses offering special deals for take and make kits.
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Indy-Area Businesses Offering Take and Make Activity Kits
Socially Distant Woodworking Projects
A man named Dave Haughs started a Facebook page where he shares woodworking projects for kids. Every week, he leaves hundreds of wood working kits in his driveway (now expanded to other locations). On Sunday mornings, Dave gives the location for the supplies and then posts a video that shows how to assemble the project. Kits are available until supplies run out and are free for the taking.
The Teal Canary
The Teal Canary is offering art kits that are perfect for children and adults. These projects typically range in price from $7 to $10. Check out www.tealcanary.com and order by calling (317) 414-2066.
Yellow Umbrella Designs
Yellow Umbrella is offering string art kits. Order directly from their Facebook page. There are some great options available such as rainbows, Indiana, pineapples, hearts, and more! Porch delivery is available in Franklin Township.
Cookies are fun to eat, but also a fun activity to do at home. There are several bakeries in Indianapolis that are offering cookie decorating kits. Order one for a special occasion, or just for a fun activity!
Indianapolis area locations (Greenwood, Plainfield, and Noblesville) are offering pottery to-go. Check out their Facebook page for all of the choices. (There are tons!) Price includes paint. Message them on Facebook to order!
The Flower Market
The Flower Market is making flower grow kits and daisy bouquet kits for kids! These kits are only $10 and can be ordered ahead of time and picked up curbside. These are adorable and perfect for spring. Call at (317) 887-2777. Located at 199 N. Madison Ave.
Brightly Art Studio
For this one, you will need to set yourself a reminder. Brightly’s art kits dubbed the Brightly Box are made available to order off of their website. These kits have a different theme each week and are sensory play kits. Past themes have included jungle, cupcakes, and unicorn magic! Think: wonderful homemade play dough and all of the animals and accessories to help your kids launch imaginative play. Boxes go live at 3:30 pm on Tuesdays. These have all sold out so make sure you order right away! Pick up is in Brownsburg. To take part in a Brightly Art Studio craft, check out this past virtual playdate that Indy with Kids hosted.
Line + Form Art Center
Line+Form Art Center located in downtown Indianapolis is offering play dough and sensory kits. There are some available on their website and more will be added in the near future. Line+Form is known for their process art and helps kids understand how to lead their own learning and creativity. Their studio is beautiful and worth checking out. They offer loads of classes and camps. Visit www.lineandformartcenter.com to order a kit today!
Jack’s Donuts (all locations)
Take and Make donut kits. Available in half dozen and dozen varieties. Includes icing and sprinkles for decorating. Call ahead the day before to order! Once social distancing restrictions are lifted don’t forget to visit their Carmel location for donut making!
Once Upon a Party
Once Upon a Party has a wide variety of kits available on their website. You can order a birthday in a box, busy bags for kids, and a variety of different baskets of fun treats for Mother’s Day, adult birthdays, and even teacher appreciation! Visit www.onceuponapartyindy.com/gift-baskets.html to order yours! We also have a play dough making virtual playdate for you to check out. Homemade play dough is so soft and great for sensory play for kids of all ages.
Rockstar Pizza in Brownsburg has a great cooking activity to do with the kids. Take and make pizza kits are available for only $19.99 and even include a chef’s hat and apron. The kids will love rolling out the dough and adding on the delicious toppings! Check out www.rockstarpizza.net for more information.
Rusted Silo Southern BBQ & Brew House
Rusted Silo in Lizton, IN is offering virtual cookout kits. There is a different choice each week. Past offerings have been fajitas, steaks, and steak pinwheels with fettuccine alfredo. These sell out quickly. Visit their Facebook page to order!
Pottery by You
Located on 86th Street, Pottery by You is offering a fun selection of To-Go-Go Kits. With choices such as candle making, face mask making, and painting projects, there is something for everyone here. Visit potterybyyou.com/to-go-go/ to see all of the options.
Color Me Mine
Color Me Mine is located in Carmel. Place your order online choosing from a wide variety of projects. Curbside pick up or delivery is available. You will then paint at home and then return to studio for firing. Orders should be ready in about 7 days. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call during studio hours (317) 575-0077 for more information.
Painting with a Twist
Twist at Home Kits: Kit includes canvas, 6 paint colors, brushes and access to step by step painting guidance. Kits are received by mail 5 to 7 days after ordering. This is great for older kids and would make a great Mother’s Day gift as well. Head over to www.paintingwithatwist.com to order your painting kit.
Little Village Playroom
The Little Village Playroom, located in Carmel, is offering To-Your-Door Craft Kits. These kits are delivered or shipped to your house. The crafts range in price from $15 to $20 and including lots of spring crafts and Mother’s Day crafts too. Their website includes tutorial videos to help you complete your project step-by-step. Visit www.thelittlevillageplayroom.com/shop to see available options and to learn more.
Hopefully, these take and make kits can bring some added joy to your family. Bringing home new activities for your family to work on will help create lasting memories for you to look back on from this social distancing period. For more at home learning, creating, and movement check out our Virtual Playdates.