With restrictions and lockdown hitting Australian families, parents and children have been learning woodwork skills thanks to an Australian couple who were forced to pivot their business.
When COVID-19 hit, Josephine and Ray Azizi were forced to re-think their Sydney party woodwork party business, Built By Kidz.
Jo says: “When COVID-19 came and our business took a massive fall, we decided to create Built By Kidz Party in a Box and activity kids so that families around Australia could enjoy our woodwork parties and activities.”
Josephine and Ray Azizi, who have three daughters, founded Built By Kidz parties in 2014. Ray is a builder by trade and the couple are passionate about teaching kids carpentry skills in a fun way. Parents loved the skill based party concept and their parties were booked out months in advance.
When the pandemic hit, Ray and Jo had to pivot fast. They decided to create a Built By Kidz Party in a Box which parents anywhere in Australia could purchase as an engaging and educational birthday party in a box or as an activity.
Ray adds: “DIY birthday woodwork party kits have proved popular with parents keen to teach their kids life skills whilst having fun. Some parents have purchased the activity boxes as a lockdown or screen free activity.
We have a passion for sharing the beauty and skill of carpentry, and a genuine love of working with children and helping them excel and create.Our DIY birthday party woodwork projects are delivered nationally. Parents can purchase them for a party or as an activity box. We want children around Australia to enjoy our woodwork and to learn an important life skill at the same time.”
Party in a Box for 12 Kids with the choice of Tool Box, Slider Box or Trinket Box.
Jo explains: This is the perfect option for a unique, exciting, and skill-building party that will even get the parents involved. We offer the options of 12 of our popular Toolbox, Slide Box, OR Trinket box projects in one package. We offer several add ons such as markers, paints, and brushes to allow the kids to express their creativity and let their imagination run wild. An easy-to-follow instruction card is included in your package to ensure your party is hassle-free. These projects are suitable for ages 5 to 12. Parents should have a read-through and even do a practice run before the party. All woodwork is pre-cut from high-quality and durable 12mm MDF, and is ready to build – no cutting or sawing! We also offer the option for a small-sized hammer to be included if you don’t have one already. Please keep in mind that only one hammer is required, as parents should be supervising this step one on one, and no child should be using a hammer unattended.”
Jo concludes: “The Artist Party in a Box project is perfect for a fun filled party of young budding artists. Your party pack will come with 12 canvases and an array of art supplies so the fun can be shared with everyone. These projects are suitable for ages 5 and up. Each box will also come with artwork inspiration cards to get the kids inspired! Or they can let their imaginations run wild and create their own masterpiece!”
Artist Party Boxes are also available for 10 kids or as an activity box for 2.
As parents of three girls, Jo and Ray understand that busy parents need the option to purchase everything from a one stop shop. Parents can purchase extras like Built By Kidz Lolly Jars, Sticky Glitter Letters, Paint, Markers and all parties come with Built By Kidz Invitations.