Worlds apart from your average junk modelling project, these delightfully different DIY kits combine creativity with a seriously amped-up luxe factor (so you won’t be wanting to chuck them in the bin the moment you’ve finished).

 The gourmet and luxury aspect make them the ideal bonding experience over Ramadan or as a special weekend or birthday treat, while the fact that you’re supporting small local businesses and that the proceeds of some of them go to Covid charities makes them all the better.

1. Mummy and Me Tie-dye Kaftan Kit from Leem

Saudi fashion house Leem has launched its latest Mummy and Me Tie-Dye Kit, which includes one mummy-sized and one 'mini-me'-sized kaftan, along with an array of fabric paints, to help you design your own tie-dye kaftans at home. Enjoy mastering a creative skill alongside your little one, and create something beautiful and meaningful that you can remember forever. And even better, all profits go towards supporting the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization The Tie-Dye Kit from Leem is Dh429, with kids’ sizing includng 4/5, 6/7, and 8/9 years. Order via Whatsapp on +966 56 294 4207 or click on


2. Sugarfied & Co DIY Gourmet Treat Kits

Candy store Sugarfied & Co. has curated a fun range of ‘DIY Sugarfied Treat Kits’ to enable you to make your own treats in the comfort of your home, gift a friend, or use as birthday party giveaways. The kit not only includes ingredients and instructions for top selling Sugarfied treats for kids but is packaged with gloves and necessary sanitization to maintain absolute hygiene.

“The idea of making food at home for your family and with your family is central to the lovely time spent preparing food during the holy month of Ramadan. As such, our goal at Sugarfied & Co. is to encourage families and friends to spend time together creating their own sweet creations from home this Ramadan season,” said Dr Rana Batterjee, Founder of Sugarfied & Co.

You can choose between the main Giant Marshmallow kit, the vegetarian that includes pretzels and oreos, or the fruit kit, which has strawberry, dates and dried apricots, and all three come with sprinkles, dipping sticks and high-grade Belgian chocolate.

Suitable for age 2 years and above with adult supervision for ages 7 years and below, each kit, priced at Dh40, comes complete with a pair of gloves and a recipe card with instructions. Order online


3. Decorate your own Dallah from aura 

The DIY kit from interiors brand aura includes either a dallah and coffee cups or a set of six teacups for customers to choose from, along with an array of kid-friendly porcelain paints and brushes for decorating the items - fun for the whole family whilst staying at home during these unprecedented times, and leaving you with a high-quality keepsake to commemorate how you made the best of it. All profits from the sales of these kits will be donated to support the United Nations Foundation’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fun for the World Health Organisation. Dallah and coffee cups set with painting kit is Dh429, or six tea cups with painting kit is Dh329 - order via Whatsapp 056 539 7873 or click link 

Read more: 
Take the kids to Disneyland! (From your sofa)
Our family's Ramadan in the time of Covid-19: "Some things are a blessing in disguise"
UAE companies launch Virtual Birthday Party packages