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Our Favorite DIY To-Go Kits for Kids from Local Businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic and Safer at Home orders are forcing small businesses to pivot and BOY are some small biz owners are getting creative with DIY To-Go Kits to help you bring the FUN home! From the arts, crafts, kid-friendly play, to sweet treats and pizza…you can do it all at home.

This is great way to support a local small business while keeping the kids entertained.

Here are some of our favorite DIY To Go Kits you can buy now in Tampa Bay!

AR Workshop Take & Make DIY To-Go Kits

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There some really cool DIY kits from AR Workshop–and there is probably a location near you with shops in South Tampa, Brandon and St. Petersburg!  You can choose between curbside pick up or have the kit shipped. There are a variety of kits to choose from whether you want to create a sign, mini sign, chunky blanket and even a mystery kit!  The prices vary by location and kit. Order your AR Workshop DIY To-Go Kit here.

Practically Pikasso in St. Pete

You can pick up your Pottery To Go Kit curbside! All you have to do is go online, pick which set you want and head to Practically Pikasso in St. Pete to pick up your kit which includes your pottery, paint and supplies. Delivery is also available if you live less than 20 miles way from the store. Once you are done with your project, drop it off for it to be fired up. It will be ready for you in 7-10 days. Prices vary. Order your Practically Pikasso Pottery To-Go Kit here.

Color Me Mine To-Go! in South Tampa

Color Me Mine is also offering To-Go kits–just go on their website and select your kit and pick a time to pick it up. It includes your pottery, 6 paints, brushes and also includes the glazing. Delivery is available as well if you prefer to stay home. Prices vary. Order Your Color Me Mine To-Go Kit here.

You Do the Dishes Pottery To-Go in Tampa

You Do the Dishes Pottery has put together some really cute DIY To Go Kits like dishes, cups, a mix up or critters! You can pick the set and then pick the color palette. Each kit $65 contains 4 pieces, a pottery paint palette with 6 colors, and brushes to borrow and includes the cost of glazing. The pottery glazing takes about 3-5 days. Order your You Do the Dishes Pottery To-Go Kit here.

Painting with a Twist

Painting with a Twist is now offering shopping to your house, so you don’t have to go anywhere to bring the creativity home. Your kit includes the supplies you’ll need along with downloadable instructions and a video by Painting with a Twist artist. Prices are about $45. Order your Painting with a Twist To-Go Kit here.

Great Ex Children’s Museum S.T.E.A.M. boxes

Kids may not be able to explore and play at the museum, but they certainly can bring the FUN home via the S.T.E.A.M. kit Great Ex has put together! The box is filled with fun learning activities for kids. All of the items are new and cleaned before packed. Each kit is $35-shipping is included in this price. Order your Great Ex S.T.E.A.M. Kit here.

Play Messy Kit

Play Messy is offering an amazing sensory play box for kids ages 3 and older! For $99, your Play Messy box will fill your child’s day with fun with many things like beans, rice, water beads, dough, coins, letters, shapes, gems, utensils and so much more! They are taking the guess work and leg work out of planning sensory play for little ones! Connect with Play Messy here.

The Cake Girl and RusticLove Vintage’s DIY Family Fun Kit: Cupcakes and Painting Kit

The Cake Girl and Rustic Love are two Tampa stores teaming up to offer an awesome Family Fun Kit for families that includes cupcakes to decorate and a woodworking craft! Order your Cake Girl and RusticLove Vintage Family Fun Kit here. We also love that RusticLove Vintage is offering DIY Front Door kits to give new life to your front door too! The Cake Girl has a variety of cupcake decorating kits too!

Make Me Studio

Make Me Studio is offering super cute painting craft kits, a unicorn jewelry kit and plenty of kits for adults too including embroidery kits! They are offering delivery and can ship as well. Connect with Make Me Studio here.

Dairy Joy in South Tampa Ice-Cream Sundae Kits

Bring home your favorite Dairy Joy ice cream and build your own sundaes and cones at home! Kits include 2 pints of soft serve ice cream (upgrade to premium hard scooped for $5), chocolate and strawberry syrups, 3 toppings, nuts, cherries and cones for $24.99! Bring your own cooler to transport please! Learn more about Dairy Joy here.

Angie Q’s Sweets in Tampa

Angie Q is known for her sweet cookies and now she’s giving you and the kids a chance to take home a kit and design your own cookies with a set complete with a box of sugar cookies, icing, and the most beautiful sprinkles you’ve ever seen! Order your Angie Q’s Sweets cooke kit here.

Tampa Pizza Company in Tampa

Who doesn’t love pizza!? The Tampa Pizza Company’s DIY Pizza Kit has been wildly popular among families and it’s easy to see why. The kit includes uncooked dough, pizza sauce and plenty of toppings! Locations are in South Tampa, Downtown Tampa, and Westchase. You can order your kit here.


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Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay where she still freelances on occasion. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.

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