When the kids are done with their e-learning, and they need a break from screentime, check out these adorable DIY kits for kids to do as an "elective". Art, food, and fun all in one. Tag us with your creations on Instagram!
🍪 The Cake Fairy (Harrington Park)
The Cake Fairy delivers cookie kits ($14) complete with a variety of baked cookies, 2 colored icing bags, 1 white icing, and sprinkles. Themes include Elmo & Cookie Monster, Mickey & Minnie, Spring Flowers, Mermaids & Butterflies, and different shapes to make your own creation. Call 201-660-7897 for local delivery.
🍫 Chocolatier Matisse (Orangeburg, NY)
Chocolatier Matisse has "Chocolate and Craft Activity Boxes To Go". You pick an activity options such as an Easter Bunny wood sign, stuffed animal, ceramics, unicorns, sports, or chocolate pizza pies like the Unicorn Pizza:
Then you pick 3 items to dip in chocolate like oreo pops, rice krispy pops, sugar cookie or pretzel rod. Then you pick three toppings like gummies, crushed oreos, M & Ms or sprinkles. Gluten free options are available, and you can reserve your box by calling 845-365-0285. Curbside, delivery or take out available. Each box is custom made to order so prices vary from $18-$24.
Update: effective April 3, Chocolatier Matisse will be closed until further notice.
🧁 Polkadot Cakeshop (Lyndhurst)
Polkadot Cakeshop has DIY cupcake kits which includes 6 cupcakes, sprinkles and frosting. Message/email firstname.lastname@example.org for next day curbside pickup.
Photo from Polkadot Cakeshop Facebook Page
🍕 Local Pizza Shops
We love making our own pizzas and a few local pizza shops are getting creative with DIY pizza kits complete with dough, mozzarella cheese and sauce for about $10. Share with us other pizza shops that are offering pizza kits like this one from Crecco's Cafe (in River Vale and Orangeburg):
UPDATE as of 3/26/20: since writing this article, more pizza shops have been offering DIY pizza kits: Bartolomeo's Deli (Englewood), Hold My Knots (Hillsdale), Nino's (Hillsdale), Marc's Deli & Pizza (Park Ridge), Pompilio's (Westwood).
🌱 Stokes Farm (Old Tappan)
Stokes Farm offers a "Home School Farming" kit for kids to make their own vegetable gardens from seeds for $15. They also offer their popular "farm fresh produce" and "bakery" boxes to go. Order online at stokesfarm.com and get free local delivery to Northern Valley towns of Old Tappan, Norwood, Northvale, Harrington Park, Closter, Demarest, Haworth, River Vale, Westwood, and Emerson and Orangeburg, New York.
🎨 Sunshine Pottery (Englewood)
Sunshine Pottery offers pottery kits, which include paints and paintbrushes. They will also have a different project every week like mosaics or canvas starting next week. Check their Facebook page or Instagram for more information. Delivery within 5 miles of Englewood is free, $7.50 for outside Englewood or you can pick up your project at the store located at 260 Grand Avenue in Englewood. Call 201-541-5559 to place your order by 10pm for delivery the next day. Prices depend on the ceramic item purchased.
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