Well, folks, it is time to get crafty! Even if you don’t stock up on glitter and glue sticks like they are going out of style, you can still exercise some artistic muscles with at home kits. Due to the stay-at-home order, many businesses have come up with creative ways to involve their customers and answer the question of “What can we do NOW?” They have designed kits that entertain, educate and eh….provide a little peace. Many kits are local Chicagoland pickup/delivery only- those that ship are designated with an asterisk.
Stella Barra Pizzeria (Chicago)– Make your own pizza kit! Kit includes 1 fresh pizza dough ball, all-purpose flour for stretching, semolina flour for transferring, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil. $16.95
Happy Camper (Chicago)– DIY Pizza Kit available via GrubHub. Comes with a small ball of dough, mozzarella/provolone cheese, side parmesan, marinara sauce, pepperoni, garlic olive oil.
Stella Barra Pizzeria (Chicago)– Make your own cocktail kits. 9 different varieties available to make your own large batch of cocktails. $30-$90
Cafe El Tapatio (Chicago)– Margarita kits! Includes: a quart of fresh lime juice, Agave nectar, Kosher salt and 100% Blue Agave Tequila bottle. Open Thursday-Sunday 11am-8pm, call (773) 327-5475 to order.
**Scout & Cellar Wine– Mother’s Day Wine Kit or Virtual Happy Hour Set. Email Kim at knousek19 (at) gmail (dot) com to put one together! Free nationwide shipping over $49.
Cookie Face (Riverwoods)– A variety of cookie decorating kits available, check Limited Edition Store for kits available for purchase and pick-up immediately. $12-$25
**XO Marshmallow– Create your own OMG Kit (Ooey Marshmallow Goodness- a whipped, spreadable marshmallow). Kit includes 32 oz. marshmallow fluff, buttercream frosting, 4 mix-ins, 2 empty pints with lids, a spoon, sticker, and instruction cards. $34.95
Stella Barra Pizzeria (Chicago)– Homemade cookie dough balls and Rice Krispies kits. $3 for cookies, $9.95 for Krispies kits.
Sweets by Loni (Northbrook)– DIY sugar cookie decorating kits and cake pop decorating kits. $15-$25
**Anna Banana’s Homemade Goodness– S’mores kit, comes with 4 homemade vanilla marshmallows and 8 graham crackers hand-painted with their signature dark chocolate blend.
Peace.Love.Cookies. (Glencoe)– DIY cookie decorating kits: 12 sugar cookies, 4 icing colors, sprinkles, and instructions.
Toffee Break Desserts (Northbrook)- Chocolate Dipping At Home Kit includes: 1.5 pounds of Milk Chocolate, Graham Crackers, Pretzels, Oreos, and Licorice. Pebbles Cereal and Assorted Non-pareils for decorating. Order for $23.95 and satisfy your sweet tooth. Curbside pickup in Northbrook! Call (847) 564-5131.
**Love, Sugar & Grace (Chicago)– Cookie Decorating Kits, Cake Decorating Kits, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Making Kits. Local Chicago pickup available, city delivery available for $5, suburbs shipping for $10, Nationwide shipping for $17.
Swansons Blossom Shop (Deerfield)– Flower making at home kit come with: container, decorations, assorted fresh flowers, greenery, and instructions. Order by Monday, April 20th for pick up on Thursday, April 23rd and Friday, April 24th.
Color Me Mine (Various locations)– To-go painting kits. Pricing and availability vary by location- contact your store for details.
Sophia James Designs– Make your own jewelry kits. Contact them directly via email or through social media to design your own personalized kit: sophiajamesdesigns (at) gmail (dot) com.
Art Supply Junkie– Various craft kits. Follow their Facebook page and message them to order available craft kits for pick up (Chicago North Shore).
**WE Events– Craft at home kits for kids. A portion of sales from each kit goes to support the Nora Project. Over 30 different kits are available starting at $6. Email to place an order. They are offering free no-contact porch delivery for any Chicago residents within 5 miles of 60647 who spend $40. Most kits can also be shipped, and they are taking custom craft kit orders- contact info (at) weeventschicago (dot) com with questions.
**C.I.T.Y of Support– Shelter-In-Place DIY Greeting Card At Home Kits. Card kits contain all materials necessary to make cards with your kids (scissors and glue needed from home). All proceeds go to C.I.T.Y of Support, an organization that supports all families navigating the needs of their child in therapy. Will mail to you, no local pickup needed.
**Brick Loot– This LEGO® subscription box company is offering past Brick Loot boxes filled with LEGO® and brick-related items. Each box will contain 4-8 items related to a theme.
**Building Blocks Toys– Surprise toy bundles! Boredom Busters, Birthday Surprises, Adult Joy Boxes, and more. Joy Boxes are available for shipping, all other boxes are local pickup only from their Lakeview location.
VITAHL- The VITAHL At Home Kits for facials is a three-step facial that will clean, exfoliate, and hydrate your skin. This facial is safe for all skin types and we recommend it to be done weekly. The kit comes with enough product to not only get you through the quarantine, but you will also be able to continue doing this facial at home even after we are seeing in the office again. Valued at $240, The Kit is on special for $160 (includes shipping). Order via PayPal here.
**LitLeague– Book-themed at home kits. Each kit contains a book, a vocabulary bookmark, fun activities, discussion questions, and answers.
**Noggin Builders– Offering STEM Explorer boxes which include a STEM lesson each week, complete with activities, videos, materials, online community, and teacher access.
Cheers to small businesses making big changes in their customer offerings! We greatly appreciate all of your effort in supplying kits to keep us entertained (and fed and beautiful and tipsy…)