DIY Boxes and At-Home Activities Offered by Macomb County Shops and Spots

Get your family fun on and support local businesses with these fun DIY Activity boxes created and offered by shops and family fun spots in and near Macomb County.

Kids bored at home? With the coronavirus pandemic keeping everyone cooped up and now the winter months rolling in, it can be easy for cabin fever to set in. There’s still plenty of indoor activities for kids to try at home. 

These DIY activity boxes include crafts, recipes and more that are sure to tear kids off the couch, away from the screens and having some fun. Plus, many offer you a chance to support local businesses in or near Macomb County

AR Workshop Take & Make DIY To-Go Kits

  • Address: 48840 Romeo Plank Road, Macomb 
  • Cost: Varies by kit 

This spot offers kits to make blankets, cookies and holiday creations. All materials and instructions are included with each kit to help you complete your creation.  

Baketivity Baking Kits

  • Address: Virtual 

This online shop offers cake pop baking kits, cookie baking projects, cupcake decorating options and more for kids and grown-ups to do together. 

Build-Your-Own Caramel Apple

  • Address: Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill, 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada 
  • Phone: 586-784-5343

The Blake’s Orchard Special box comes complete with everything you need to make the perfectcaramel apples, including 10 hand-picked apples from Blake’s, one slice of chocolate fudge, cinnamon roasted almonds and more. Don’t feel like putting it together? Get pre-made caramel apples at this spot, too. 

Decorative Stitch Virtual Sewing Classes

  • Address: 48814 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township 
  • Phone: 586-799-7507

Purchase sewing and other craft kits from this local shop and tune in on Facebook for live classes that walk your family through the process. Check Facebook regularly to see what’s coming up. 

Home Depot’s Future Doers Kits

  • Address: Locations in Macomb, Utica, Warren, Sterling Heights, Roseville, Shelby Township and New Baltimore 
  • Phone: Varies by location 

Pick up single craft projects like birdhouses or how-to guides to create toys. 

Metroparks Online

  • Address: Virtual, courtesy of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks 
  • Phone: 810-227-2757

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks are offering free downloadable resources and activities including the “Melt an Ice Cube Game,” “Winter Walk: Animal Tracks,” coloring pages, scavenger hunts, trail guides and more! Pick your favorite activities to have an adventure at home or at Macomb County’s Metroparks

Painting With a Twist Artwork Kits

  • Address: Locations in Roseville and Shelby Township 
  • Cost: Varies by canvas and kit size 

Paint a masterpiece with these fun art kits from Painting with a Twist. Prices start at $35 for a 16×20 canvas and increase by size. Each kit comes with your choice of surface, paintbrushes, paint, a cup, paper towel, table covering and step-by-step instructions — all you need is a smock! 

Plaster Playhouse Take-Home Crafts

  • Address: 50652 Sabrina Drive, Shelby Township 
  • Phone: 586-566-0666 

Look for seasonal art project kits to take home to paint. The latest is a Christmas mug craft. Check on the Plaster Playhouse Facebook page to see what’s coming up next. 

The Robot Garage To-Go

  • Address: Locations in Rochester Hills and Birmingham 
  • Phone: 248-213-9960 (Rochester Hills) 248-723-9100 (Birmingham) 

Build your own robotic creations with this spots’ tech kits. Choose from Technic Parts Kit ($28-plus) or the Floating Tibor Lego Tensegrity Build Kit ($15.99-plus). 

Whistle Stop Hobby & Toy Model Kits

  • Address: 21714 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores 
  • Phone: 586-771-6770 

This local toy shop offers train models, jewelry kits and more fun stuff to build while at home available via curbside pickup. You can even grab a board game.  

For more information on living and learning in Macomb County, visit Make Macomb Your Home. Find more articles like this at Metro Parent’s A Family Guide to Macomb County.


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