This self-care pack from Saturday Night Pasta is easy and will trick you into thinking you’re in Italy. Inside you will find everything you need to create an Italian feast, complete with fresh cheese from Penny’s Cheese Shop, and the option to add on a bottle of Italian wine through Drnks. Cost: $75
Pretzel has launched DIY Pretzel At Home baking kits, equipped with all the bits and pieces you need to bake 12 twisty treats from your very own kitchen. Inside, there are ingredients and instructions to make your own pretzels, including pretzel salt. Cost: $40
A Sicilian pasta kit, a zesty pet nat, and a lemon shaped candle have joined forces to provide you with some good vibes and transport you to the Mediterranean. Spend the night making pici pasta and sipping on a glass of wine. Place your order by 6 pm Thursday 29th for Delivery Saturday the 31st of July. Delivery included for City of Sydney, Inner West and Eastern Suburbs. Cost: $130
Looking for something to do with your hands? These clay sets from Crockd are the perfect way to keep busy and indulge in some art therapy. Each kit comes with clay, sculpting tools, and instructions for you to create a masterpiece at home. Cost: $50-80
Adult Lego sets
Sometimes having a project is enough to pass the time, and make the lockdown days go by that much faster. Lego is not just for kids. They have sets that even adults struggle with, but it’s a great way to recreate your favourite childhood fiction with a Hogwarts castle, a race car, or explore the prehistoric age. A few other options include the Disney castle, Nintendo System, and Bonsai Tree. Adults can also revisit their Super Mario days with this impressive collection, for kids and adults. Cost: $90-650
Paint Like Frida started in Melbourne’s lockdown last year and is a great way to keep occupied during lockdown 2.0. It’s a paint by numbers-style kit, which includes stretched canvas, paint brushes, acrylic paints, and instructions. Cost: $75
Caramel Waffly is usually found at The Rocks Markets, although during lockdown, they’re selling DIY kits so you can make dutch waffles at home, and top it with whatever your heart desires. You can visit their Instagram page and DM them to order your DIY box. Cost: $50
Flex your chocolatier muscles with this hot chocolate bomb kit from Koko Black. Make their decadent hot choccies in the comfort of your own home. Each kit makes two, but if you buy more chocolate you can keep making the hot chocolate bombs for whenever you feel the need for a cocoa fix. Cost: $49
Bringing a breath of fresh air to premium bottled cocktails, Twisted Shaker has just launched: bar quality concoctions expertly mixed in Sydney. No fancy gear is required, just chill, shake, twist and pour. Flavours include cucumber gimlet, cosmopolitan, old fashioned, and espresso martini. Cost: $20
Usually, you would be able to walk into Little Succers and experiment with their terrarium bar, but to keep you entertained at home, you can order a DIY terrarium kit to build at home. There are a variety of terrariums to choose from, and some virtual events you can partake in. Cost: $85-135
Have you ever wanted to make cheese? Omnom offers cheesemaking kits, from halloumi to Fresco Italiano cheese, and Meditteranean cheese. You can partake in virtual classes to learn how to make vegan cheese, ricotta ravioli, burrata and bocconcini. They also share recipes so you can make your own cultured butter, labneh, paneer, cheese curds, and many more. Cost: $50-80
Vics Meat offers a lot of DIY kits, but this pizza kit is definitely a crowd-pleaser. It comes with stone-baked pizza bases, tomato puree, and most importantly pepperoni, or the option to change to a meat lover’s pizza. Cost: $35
The Tsuru food truck is once again slinging bao bun kits, and we’re excited. Each kit includes raw ingredients and everything you need to make it at home. You will also find a yum cha kit, pita kit, and other various yummy dishes to indulge in at home. Cost: $50
Newtown’s Rising Sun Workshop is warming our hearts from the inside with their DIY ramen kits. They’re offering three of their signature ramens, with each kit serving two. Choose from a chicken broth, roast-pork bone, or vegetarian option. Cost: $40
This site has everything from making your own chilli oil to mochi ice cream, and beer brewing kits. You can choose a new project weekly or monthly if you enjoy making your own food and drinks. Each kit comes with detailed instructions and most if not all the equipment and ingredients you need to make the product of your choice. Cost: $20-100
Enjoy one-of-a-kind patterns, with these embroidery kits, guaranteed to keep you busy for a few hours. They’re great for all skill levels from beginners to experts. Each kit comes with a pattern, material, and instructions to help you along the way. Cost: $50
ClassBento offers workshops, virtual classes, and activities you can do with your housemates or partner. Whether you want to learn watercolour painting, making gnocchi, or cocktail classes, ClassBento offers plenty of classes. You can take a pottery class, beauty, paint and sip, craft, flowers, and more. Peruse through their categories to see what catches your eye. They will send a box out to you with everything you need for the class. Cost: Varies
The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.
From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.
Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.
Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.