As the COVID-19 pandemic shutters in families and schools scramble to put together comprehensive online learning tools, parents are left with significant time to play teacher to their children.
Local merchants, many of whom have felt the effects of New York’s shutdown of non-essential businesses, have devel- oped DIY kits for children and families to get through the next couple of weeks.
“I already had DIY kits, but I’ve expand- ed the selection to offer more tailored interests for my customers,” said Taylor Kyraciou, owner of Specialty Sweets LI and recent contestant on a Food Network special. Featuring everything from unicorns to spaceships, her DIY kits are both for creative and culinary outlets.
Mini Monet, a children’s art studio in Sayville, unfortunately had to cancel all parties amid the outbreak, but are providing parents with home art kits to keep the spirit of creativity alive in isolation.
For a community-bound art project, Hammer and Stain have expanded on the Rainbow Project, taking over Long Island with their DIY rainbow catcher project, meant to be displayed on your home for community solidarity.