With the leaves turning and the fall chill in the air, it’s time to move the fun inside and get back to the basics. There is nothing better than an afternoon of DIY and the satisfaction of knowing that your efforts have resulted in a “made with love” gift. Do it yourself, get the kids to join in or send a DIY kit to a handy friend, the Blue Banana Market Top 5 DIY and Home-made Kits list has something for everyone.

1. Combine your love of crafting with your love of monkeying around to create your very own sock monkey hat and sock monkey scarf. 


2. Take your culinary creativity to a whole new level. Impress your guests with innovative dishes, such as mint caviar beads, chocolate spaghetti, lemon foam or tzatziki sphere. This molecular gastronomy kit has all that you need to experiment at home with the techniques you've seen on Top Chef and in top restaurants, without the celebrity chef price tag. Unleash your inner foodie!


3. There is no limit to the magic that your child can create with this do-it-yourself pillowcase painting kit. Let your child create the place that they rest their heads on each night, with dreams of the magic that's to come in their lives.

4. Where do you dream of traveling? And where have you already been and created memories? The Map My Journey kit has all the tools you need to map out the trip of your dreams and record the routes already taken. Scratch the map to expose beautifully coloured images and vivid details as a visual journal of your adventures. The vivid details will fuel the excitement of travel at a glance. A great gift for a globe-trotting friend or to keep your travel aspirations in reach.

5. Get your ice cream on! Bring the fun and deliciousness of a marble slab ice cream bar into your own home. Liven up any party, for the young and the young at heart, with this do it yourself marble slab sundae maker. Chill the marble slab, toss on your favourite ice-cream(s) and toppings, mix it up with the handy mixing paddles, eat and enjoy! You might even go back for seconds.

There are lots more DIY options in the Blue Banana Market, find more now.