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DIY kits to keep kids busy at home

The last year in Melbourne has been pretty tough for families, and finding activities to keep the kids entertained is always on the minds of parents and carers.
These DIY kits may be just what you are looking for to keep kids busy at home.


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DIY kits to keep kids busy at home
Image credit: Jumping Creek Designs DIY Kids Clay Pack

Jumping Creek Designs

Jumping Creek Designs is a small Melbourne based ceramics studio that inspires kids to experience the joy and therapeutic benefits of working with clay. 

They sell DIY Kids Clay Packs that include an online class with an experienced ceramicist. The kits include all the materials kids will need to create their very own clay monster. The 45-minute program is suitable for kids aged 6–15 years old, with parent supervision.

Price $40-$60

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DIY kits to keep kids busy at home
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Poppy & Daisy Designs

Poppy & Daisy Designs sell beautiful nature play DIY kits in the hope of inspiring kids to connect with nature. They have a large selection of creative kits available, including making your own clay memory game with the Memory Game Kit or press flowers with the hand-crafted Flower Press Kit. Kids can transform their scrap paper into beautiful paper creations with the Handmade Paper Kit.

Price: $34.95–$64.95

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DIY kits to keep kids busy at home
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Elemental Leaf

Elemental Leaf sells nature-inspired art kits from their Healesville studio. Create your very own artwork using their fun DIY solar printing kit. The kit includes creative sheets of light-sensitive paper that develop in the sunshine and fix in water. The artwork cards are the perfect size for crafting gift cards or framed prints.

Price: $23-$55

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DIY kits to keep kids busy at home
Image credit: Our Sweet Pantry Kids DIY Cookie Kit

Our Sweet Pantry sells custom cookies made with love for all occasions. Try one of their delicious kid’s DIY cookie kits. Kids can choose from a selection of different cookie themes, including unicorns, dinosaurs, sweet treats, cars, planes, trucks and diggers. Each cookie kit includes vanilla sugar cookies, bags of royal icing, and sprinkles.

Price: $39.95

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DIY kits to keep kids busy at home
Image credit: Macramé Rainbow Wrap DIY Kit

Nott and Twine

Have you ever wanted to try Macramé? Nott and Twine sell cute Macramé Rainbow Wrap DIY Kits for kids aged 8 and up. The kit comes with all Fibre materials to complete the project, including cotton pre-cut bundles, wooden beads and a step-by-step instruction guide.

Price: $28

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DIY kits to keep kids busy at home
Image: Rustic Fairy Garden Kit – Gift Box of Fairy Accessories

Small Havens

Small Havens sell gorgeous rustic fairy garden kits and accessories.

The fairy garden kit comes with a collection of natural materials, including a flexible tea tree twig fence, a crackle glass fairy lantern and a set of red and white mushrooms, everything you need to create your fairy garden. 

Price: $44

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We try our best to provide accurate information on kid-friendly events around Victoria but do recommend parents check details directly to confirm dates, times, prices as some details may be subject to change. 

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