DYK About These Great DIY’s?

The below blog was written prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is designed to be used as inspiration for a future trip to Windsor Essex. Due to current circumstances, some of the locations listed in the blog may currently not be open, or may not be offering full services at this time.

Please contact any business prior to planning a visit.

Did you know that there are many of our local shops, restaurants and artisans who have released various Do It Yourself kits to help to pass the time while we self-isolate? While we all are home with extra time on our hands why not check out some creative and even delicious DIY’s that will amuse everyone in the house!

Arts & Crafts

The Crafty Nest Studio

The Crafty Nest has put together Take & Make Craft Kits that will keep your family occupied, creative and hopefully quiet for an hour or two. Offering free delivery in the Kingsville area or contact-less pick ups at their studio Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays.  City dwellers don’t dismay, delivery can be arranged for orders over $50.  Adults and teens feeling the urge to get creative too? Check out their numerous Sign Painting kits also available for order on their website.


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The Art Lab

From Glitter Slime and Fairy Houses to Colourful Rainbows and Exploding Volcano’s … Your little ones won’t be disappointed with Art Lab Creation Kits! These hands-on fun and creative kits will definitely help pass the time and add a splash of creativity to your day.  We are about 90% sure that some of these could (or should) qualify as homeschooling credit!! Take a look through their online shop and get yours today! Or send one as a gift to a friend who could use a surprise.


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Sketch Art Studio

Get inspired with Sketch Home Pottery Kits. Painting allows your mind and body to rest which is something we can all use right about now. Take time for you to relax or make a night of it through a zoom hangout with some friends! Makes a great date night at home or fills up an afternoon with your kids. Check our their website for full details and order yours today for pickup or local porch drop-off.


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Sweet Treats

Sweet Revenge Bake Shop 

Someone celebrating a birthday or special occasion while cooped up?  Check out these fun Decorate Your Own 6″ Quarantine Cake Kit made locally by Sweet Revenge Bakeshop, in conjunction with Little KAF Cards.  This kit includes: Your own 6″ cake in the flavour of your choice, choose 2 colours of Sweet Revenge buttercream, rainbow mix sprinkles and adorable edible image “stickers” designed by Little KAF cards. Available for order on their online store for contactless delivery. What a great way to enjoy tasty treats and keep your kitchen (relatively) clean! Order yours today and feel free to go wild with the sprinkles!


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Savoury Delights

Armando’s Pizza 

All great family fun should include Kids Pizza Kits!  Everything you need to make a personal pizza is included- Armando’s signature dough, shredded cheese, pepperoni (optional) and tomato sauce.  Just call ahead to participating locations and they will get it ready to go for pick up, delivery charges vary by location. Kits are $4.50 + hst for cheese only and $5.50 + hst for cheese & pepperoni. No matter how you top your ‘za, the whole family will love making dinner together!


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The Grand Cantina

Pre-order your very own Grand Cantina Family Taco Kit for only $25 plus hst! You have your choice of their famous Carnitas or their delightful Vegan Chorizo – both come with your choice of flour or corn tortilla’s plus all the fixin’s.   Kit comes cold so you can heat it up at home! Enjoy within 2 days.  Please give 24 hour notice and call 519.915.4344 to order yours. (Side note: there’s also a DIY Margarita kit that would be the perfect addition to your order!)


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Adult Beverage Kits

Many of us are trying to find something to be grateful for while we stay home and what better way to cheers the positive things than with a homemade cocktail?

The Grand Cantina 

Make sure your next Taco Tuesday take-out comes with The Grand Cantina Margarita Kit! Pour their house made lime mix and tequila over ice, shake and drink. Each kit is $30 and makes 3 margaritas but it’s up to you to decide if you want to share.


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Mamo Burger Bar 

What pairs well with a hearty burger made from locally sourced meats accompanied by a side of crisp tater tots …. well one of Mamo Burger Bar’s signature Pickle Backs may be something to try.  Bring this Pickle Back kit home with your takeout order and fix yourself one of these signature cocktails for only $25.


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Have you heard of the Bevvy Box? WindsorEats has put together a few packages of locally sourced adult beverages that are curated and delivered straight to your door! Choose one with some Robbie’s Gourmet Sausages, Biblioasis books or the Pottery & Drinks kit with Sketch Art Studio.  However you are passing the time, these kits will bring local right to your door.

Hopefully some of these unique local Do It Yourself kits bring a bit of fun to your home as we continue to maintain social distancing.  For these and other great take out and delivery options across Windsor Essex, make sure to visit our Take Out & Delivery page.  Have fun! And most importantly, stay safe.


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