New Jersey Gets Creative with Curbside Pickup Kits

Posted on: May 21st, 2020 by

How many days have we been home with our kids? I’ve lost count. Have you? If your kids are anything like mine once the schoolwork is done they want to head straight for the video games. If only there were some creative projects I could get to distract them. With that in mind this guide to creative New Jersey curbside pickup kits was born.

By now you’ve probably seen the New Jersey pizzerias that offer pizza kits for curbside pickup. That was such a fun and original idea. I’m thankful for those first pizzerias that launched that idea because from there other New Jersey businesses started brainstorming what they could do.

Supplies included with Board and Brush at home paint kits available for curbside pick up in Red Bank New Jersey.

Now we have New Jersey small businesses creating take home painting kits and wood staining kits. We have New Jersey bakeries offering cookie decorating kits, cake decorating kits. There’s a Dairy Queen with DIY ice cream cupcakes. Chains like Dunkin, Auntie Anne’s, Playa Bowls, and Moe’s have all gotten in on the action offering edible take home kits too.

As we get into the summer expect this trend to continue. We’ll tell you about the curbside pickup kits below. BUT we’ll also keep adding to this list as we learn of more participating businesses. And why not? For less than what you might have planned to spend on summer camp for the kids you can have a different project for them to do each day.

kids sitting around with DIY paint at home kits

If you have a New Jersey business selling kits for kids, tweens, or teens, that are available by curbside pickup, delivery, or mail, and you want to be featured here, email me Jennifer Auer at jenniferauer@jerseyfamilyfun.com.

New Jersey businesses offering craft kits for Curbside Pickup

New Jersey businesses with DIY Craft Kits

Board & Brush DIY at Home kits

  • Perfect for those looking for a family activity or if your inner DIY is itching for a fun new project. Everything is in the kit so you don’t have to secure your own supplies. Over 75 different DIY @ Home kits are available for every member of the family. They are also creating custom Graduation Signs. A great way to help your High School & College Seniors to celebrate in a unique way with this special memento. Sharpies are included so family & friends can stop by and leave a sweet note or memory.
  • Available from Board & Brush Red Bank
  • Curbside pickup from 26 Monmouth Street in Red Bank, New Jersey.
  • Delivery is available.
  • Shipping is not available.
  • To order or learn more visit boardandbrush.com/redbank or call (732) 955-9097.
  • We completed our projects today and had a really fun time. Each of my boys loved the designs I picked. They were also pleasantly surprised with how good they turned out. I think they doubted their own skills, especially because it was so easy.
Three boys hold three different DIY paint projects available for curbside pickup from Board and Brush in Red Bank.

At-Home Painting Kits

  • A Twist at Home painting kit comes with everything needed for a relaxing paint night at home. Inside the kit, guests will find a canvas, paint, paint brushes, and step-by-step written instructions. Kits are available for adults in kids. Customers pre-choose their designs.
  • Available from Painting with a Twist in Robbinsville.
  • Curbside pickup from 1079 Washington Blvd in Robbinsville, NJ.
  • Delivery is not available.
  • Shipping is available.
  • To order or learn more visit www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/robbinsville or call (609) 223-0882.

DIY To-Go Kit

  • AR workshop hasDIY To-Go Kit and a special summer kit for kids. All materials and instructions included.
  • Available from AR Workshop.
  • Curbside pickup from participating locations.
  • Delivery is not available.
  • Shipment to your doorstep also available at participating locations.
  • To order or learn more visit arworkshop.com/diytogo/ or call your closest location.

Take Home Canvas Kits

  • Each Take Home Canvas kit comes with canvas paints and directions to paint a flamingo, the Eiffel Tower, or flip flops.  
  • Available from the Paint Party Studio.
  • Kits can be picked up at their studio BACKDOOR 48 Main Street Flemington. They will email you usually 48 hours after order is placed.
  • Delivery is not available.
  • Shipping is not available.
  • To order or learn more visit thepaintpartystudio.com.
Paint Party Studio in Flemington New Jersey sells take home canvas kits and Hammer and Stain wood kits. Photo Credit Paint Party Studio.
Paint Party Studio sells take home canvas kits and Hammer and Stain wood kits. Photo Credit Paint Party Studio.

Take Home Hammer & Stain Wood Kits

  • Hammer and Stain Wood Sign projects come with stencils, paint, stain, all of the supplies needed and step by step instructions on how to complete the project from start to finish at home. Choose from 20 designs.
  • Available from the Hammer & Stain Central Jersey.
  • Kits can be picked up at the Paint Party Studio BACKDOOR 48 Main Street Flemington. They will email you usually 48 hours after order is placed.
  • Delivery is not available.
  • Shipping is not available.
  • To order or learn more visit thepaintpartystudio.com/kids-home-kits.
kids painting at a table

Ceramic Painting at Home

  • Call the store via Facetime. An associate will work with you to pick out the ceramic item you or your child would like to paint and the paint colors. They will pack it up for your curbside pick up. Once you’ve completed the project you’ll arrange to drop off the piece at their location to have it glazed and fired. Then, you’ll pick it up for one last curbside pick up.
  • Available from Earth, Paint, and Fire.
  • Curbside pickup from 104 Town Center Drive in Warren, New Jersey.
  • Delivery is not available.
  • Shipping is not available.
  • To order or learn more call (908) 222-9993.

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Chirp Workshop DIY Craft Kits

  • Glass Beaded Wind Chimes kits and Stuff-A-Plushie kits were just two of the kit styles that were available from Chirp Workshop in the first week of their curbside pick up of kits.
  • Available from Chirp Workshop
  • Curbside pickup is available twice a week from 10 am -3 pm at 26 Fulper Road in Flemington, New Jersey.
  • Delivery is available.
  • Shipping is not available.
  • To order or learn more visit the Chirp Workshop Facebook Page or call phone number.

DIY Craft Kits Available from businesses with locations in New Jersey

Ravel Tales

  • Introducing Ravel Tales, a craft kit and a DIY collectible that offers hours of play. Kids unwind a yarn ball to uncover 12 fun surprises including DIY accessories, a sticker sheet, button charms and their own plush Ravel Tales character. Each layer of yarn has a purpose, from creating the Ravel Tales pet bed to matching friendship bracelets and necklaces. Kids now have the ability to use their creativity and imagination while collecting adorable Ravel Tales.
  • Available from Sunny Days Entertainment LLC.
  • Ravel Tales is now available in major retailers that offer curbside pick up and shipping: Walmart, Amazon, Target.com
  • You can also order Ravel Tales with our Amazon affiliate link.

New Jersey Kids Activity Book

While not a kit, we couldn’t let an opportunity to promote the New Jersey Kids Activity Book we created go by. Yes, it’s a shameless plug for our first book BUT with 30+ pages of activities it will keep the kids busy and help support Jersey Family Fun, another mom-created mom-owned small business in New Jersey. Buy it now!

Make eating fun with these cooking kits available for New Jersey curbside pickup

Curbside Pickup Mealtime Kits

DIY Family Playa Bowls kits

  • Nutritious and energizing breakfasts or a healthy afternoon snacks, Playa Bowls kits can be a fun family activity for kids of all ages. The DIY at home family pack builds five bowls and comes with: 
    • 8oz of blueberry flaxseed granola, and your choice of:
    • 5 bases
      • Acai
      • Pitaya
      • Coconut
      • Banana
      • Green
    • 2 fruit toppings
      • Banana
      • Strawberry
      • Pineapple
      • Blueberry,
      • Mango
    • 3 Drizzle toppings
      • Nutella
      • Peanut Butter
      • Almond Butter
      • Honey
  • Available from Playa Bowls
  • Curbside pickup from their 49 locations in New Jersey.
  • Delivery is available.
  • Shipping is not available.
  • DIY Family Bowl Kits can be ordered through their online ordering platform which launches from PlayaBowls.com for curbside pick-up or through third party delivery services including Grubhub, Postmates, and Ubereats.
DIY family Playa Bowls kits from Play Bowls New Jersey
DIY Family Playa Bowls kits – Photo Credit Playa Bowls

Build Your Own Taco Kit

  • Enjoy tacos at home with a build your own taco kit. Comes with 12 soft flour tortillas, your choice of 2 proteins, lettuce, shredded cheese, pico de gallo, rice, beans, sour cream and of course…a bowl of Moe’s famous queso. Chips and salsa are included!
  • Available from Moe’s Southwest Grill.
  • Curbside pickup from your local Moe’s. (Special Note: Please check your kit for all supplies when picking up. It’s been my experience and others that the flour tortillas were missing from the kits we ordered.)
  • Delivery is available.
  • Shipping is not available.
  • To order or learn more visit moes.com or call your local Moe’s.

Make Your Own Pizza Kits

These New Jersey pizzerias have Make Your Own Pizza Kits available for curbside pickup. Pizza kits usually come with everything you need to make a pizza at home including the dough, sauce, cheese, flour and other toppings.

  • Absecon – Roman’s Pizza House Absecon – (609) 568-5355
  • Asbury Park – The Galley – (732) 775-7711
  • Cinnaminson – Nick’s Pizza & Pasta – (856) 829-0400
  • Egg Harbor Township – Maurizio’s Pizzeria – (609) 645-0028
  • Hammonton
    • Brothers Pizza – (609) 567-1080
    • Costello’s Pizzeria and Wings – (609) 878-3744
  • Hillsborough –  Bella Hillsborough – (908) 369-5554
child works on a homemade pizza making kit
  • Lawrenceville – Candela’s pizza – (609) 882-9119
  • Mays Landing – Maurizio’s Pizzeria – (609) 645-0028
  • Medford – Tarantella Ristorante – (609) 714-9050
  • Northfield – Little Italy Pizzeria and Restaurant – (609) 383-1155
  • Princeton – Jules Thin Crust – (609) 759-0082
  • Sparta –  Casa Capri Pizzeria and Restaurant – (973) 579-2002
  • Wall Township – Pasquales formerly Dominics – (732) 280-9255
  • Westmont – Treno Pizza Bar – (856) 833-9233
  • West Windsor Township – Classico Tomato Pies – (609) 750-1234
In New Jersey, Treno Pizza Bar DIY Cheese pizza making kit.
Photo Credit Treno Pizza Bar

Yummy DIY Kits for Dessert & Snack Time

Build Your Own Ice Cream Cup-cakes

  • Ice Cream Cupcake Kits include
    • 4 DQ Ice Cream Cupcakes
    • 4 Toppings
      • cake crunch
      • rainbow sprinkles
      • Oreo pieces
      • cookie dough pieces
    • 1 Bag of Icing
  • Available from Dairy Queen in Absecon for $19.99 + tax per kit
  • Curbside pickup from 310 White Horse Pike in Absecon, New Jersey.
  • Delivery is not available.
  • Shipping is not available.
  • To order or learn more call (609) 646-5413.
  • Mom/ I talked the ‘Easter Bunny’ into dropping off a Build Your Own Ice Cream Cup-cakes kit for our family as an Easter surprise. We had such a fun time decorating our ice cream cupcakes and they tasted like mini-versions of an ice cream cake.
Build Your Own Ice Cream Cup-cakes kits available for curbside pickup from the Absecon Dairy Queen

DIY Doughnut Decorating

Dunkin’ Donut Decorating Kits

  • At participating locations in New Jersey, franchisees are offering small and large boxes of DIY Donut Decorating kits, including 4-6 plain donuts, frosting and a variety of sprinkles. 
  • Available from Dunkin.
  • Curbside pickup from participating Dunkin locations in New Jersey. You can find the full list of participating NJ stores on this link.
  • Delivery is not available.
  • Shipping is not available.
  • To order or learn more contact your local Dunkin.
DIY Donut Decorating kits available for curbside pickup from participating Dunkin locations in New Jersey
Photo credit Dunkin

Doughnut Decorating Kit from Blue Hippo Coffee Co.

  • Let your creativity soar with this DIY Doughnut Decorating kit. 6 undecorated doughnuts, 3 icings and 3 sprinkles.
  • Available from Blue Hippo Coffee Co.
  • Gluten-free doughnut decorating kits are not available.
  • Dairy-free doughnut decorating kits are not available.
  • Nut-free doughnut decorating kits are available.
  • Curbside pickup is available at Blue Hippo Coffee Co., 662 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona, NJ 07044.
  • Delivery is not available.
  • Shipping is not available.
  • To order or learn more visit their site at https://blue-hippo-coffee-co.square.site/product/doughnut-decorating-kit/315?cs=true or call 973-433-7891.
Blue Hippo Coffee Co doughnut decorating kit available in Verona, NJ.

DIY At-Home Pretzel Kit

  • Auntie Anne’s DIY At-Home Pretzel Kit is selling a fun, unique and tasty at-home activity. Mix, twist, bake and enjoy 10 Auntie Anne’s Original or Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels right in the comfort of your own home. Each kit includes all of the ingredients and a recipe to make 10, freshly baked pretzels. 
  • Available from Auntie Anne’s.
  • Curbside pickup may be available at some locations.
  • Delivery is available in some areas. Call the Cumberland County Mall at (856) 327-1767 for more details or your local Auntie Anne’s.
  • Shipping is available. Orders typically ship within 2-3 business days of purchase and then deliver within 5 business days. There is a $10 shipping charge if you order from the national site. But shipping is FREE if you order from the Auntie Anne’s in the Cumberland Mall.
  • To order or learn more visit https://www.paypal.com/instantcommerce/checkout/DGCU59497K8NU.
  • Coming soon pictures and details from our own experience with the DIY at home pretzel kits.
boy decorates a cupcake with icing.
Photo by Image Team

Cupcake Decorating Kits

These New Jersey bakeries have cupcake decorating kids available for curbside pickup. Cupcake decorating kits usually come with a designated number of cupcakes, icings, and toppings like sprinkles.

  • Red Bank – Sugarush, a Sweet Experience – Call (732) 414-9044 or visit their website, experiencesugarush.com for more information. Kits include 6 cupcakes, 3 frostings, and 5 toppings.
A sugarush cupcake decorating kit available for curbside pickup in New Jersey
A sugarush cupcake decorating kit. See our finished cupcakes in our guide to New Jersey bakeries offering Cupcake Decorating Kits coming soon.
mother and son decorating cupcakes with a cupcake decorating kit from a NJ bakery.
Photo by Image Team

Cookie Decorating Kits

These New Jersey bakeries have cookie decorating kids available for curbside pickup. Cookie decorating kits usually come with a designated number of cookies, icings, and toppings like sprinkles.

  • Waldwick – Mimi’s Cookies – To order visit their website at Mimiscookiesonline.com. Kits include 2 or more cookies and supplies, varies by kit. All kits are nut-free. Gluten-free kits are available by request.
  • Bradley Beach – Wallflour Bakery – To order visit their website at etsy.com/shop/WallflourCookies for more information. Pizza Party Cookie Decorating Kits include 6 cookies, three different toppings and two icing colors. Gluten-free kits are available.
  • Find more in New Jersey bakeries offering Cookie Decorating Kits.

More Cooking Kits to consider

These New Jersey businesses are offering come unique cooking kits available for curbside pickup.

  • Verona – Ariane Kitchen & Bar is selling DIY Guacamole kits for $15 each. Each kit includes 3 avocado, chopped onion, chopped jalapeño, cilantro sprigs, lemon. Kits are available for curbside pick up at front of the restaurant or in the Mavis parking lot. Delivery is available within a 3 mile radius. Orders are taken by phone starting at 3:00 pm for the same day. Call (973) 744-0533.
  • Mantua – Devour Desserts has Kids in the Kitchen Kits. The kits change weekly. Past kits include a Memorial Day Flag Strawberry Shortcake make it home Kit and a candy decorating kit. Included supplies varies. Dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free kits are not available. Orders can be placed on their website, www.devourdesserts.com or by calling (856) 468-8000. Curbside pick up is available at 671 Bridgeton Pike in Mantua. Kits can not be delivered or shipped.

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 35+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 15+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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