From the Heart: Where to Handcraft Holiday Gifts in the Twin Cities

two girls making crafts

Handcraft holiday gifts can be extra special when the creative process is half the fun! We’ve rounded up several local spots where you or your kids can mess up someone else’s space, let their imaginations run wild, and craft some serious masterpieces this holiday season.

Updated 10/28/2021.

Handcrafting Events

Holiday Printmaking: Cards and Gift Wrap

Date: Tuesday, December 7, from 6-9 p.m.
Location: Silverwood Park, 2500 County Rd E, St Anthony, MN 55421.
Price: $15
How to Sign Up: Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation by Dec. 5th.
Details: Explore printmaking processes using objects found in nature to decorate cards and upcycle gift wrap. This program is for ages 8+ and children 13 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult


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Twin Cities Studios to Handcraft Holiday Gifts

Handcraft Holiday Gifts

 

Articulture | Minneapolis

2613 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Offers: Articulture is a collection of visual artists and art-lovers that provide classes for people ages 1-100+.

Opportunities:

ARTrageous Adventures | Minneapolis

2121 W 21st St, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Offers: Every Saturday from 10 am-2 pm, drop in for Open Studio Hours.  $25/Hour

North Suburban Center for the Arts at the Banfill-Locke  | Fridley

Banfill-Locke House @ Manomin Park, 6666 E River RdFridley, MN 55432
Offers: The studio is in the process of moving and still limiting in-person events, but pick up a Family Art Kit to make some gifts at home. New offerings monthly.

Color Me Mine | Eagan, Maple Grove & Woodbury

3324 Promenade Ave, Eagan MN 55121
12155 Elm Creek Boulevard North, Maple Grove MN 55369
9140 Hudson Rd., E511, Woodbury, MN 55125
Offers: Purchase a Kit to Go or go into the studio for an event.
Create Space | White Bear Lake

2168 3rd Street, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Offers: “We provide all the materials and and instruction. Choose from over 100 wood signs and tons of other projects.  During your class you will get to sand, stain, assemble and paint your project to create a piece that is uniquely your own!”  Open Hours are Thursdays and Fridays.

Heartfelt | Minneapolis

4306 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, 55410
Offers: Monthly preschool festivals, drop-in crafts and a comfortable, child-friendly environment to spend some time. Browse their Holiday Gift Digest, filled with dozens of holiday projects from tabletop reindeer to wood-burned picture frames, that can be given as handmade gifts.

 Winter Village House craft fromHeartfelt Crafts in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Make one-of-a-kind gifts with Heartfelt

Lakeshore Learning Free Crafts for Kids | Maplewood and St. Louis Park

1721 Beam Ave., Suite A, Maplewood, MN 55109
5699 W 16th St, Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
Offers: These events are still on hold at this time. However, Lakeshore has PDF instructions you can print and follow at home. Follow the link above to find instructions.

Landmark Center | Santa’s Workshop

Musser Cortile Landmark Center75 5th St. W., Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Offers: Come for a free photo with Santa. Stay for games and be an elf for a day while you make a gift for a loved one | December 12, 2021; 1-3pm, FREE

Leonardo’s Basement | Minneapolis

150 West 60th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Offers
: Saturday Build-What-You-Want Workshops for kids ages 6-17. Use the studio’s tools and materials. $20/workshop. Register Here.

Opportunities:

  • Saturday October 30, 10:30-noon
  • Saturday November 27, 10:30-noon
  • Saturday December 18, 10:30-noon

Michaels | Twin Cities locations

Offers: Online Maker Academy Classes. $15/each. Also FREE how to videos, activities and resources on the Boredum Busters page.

Northern Clay | Minneapolis

2424 Franklin Avenue East Minneapolis, MN 55406
Offers: Classes and Studio times for kids and adults to work with clay and create ceramic arts.
Opportunities:

Simply Jane | Minneapolis

Offers: On Hiatus, but looking for a new space and hopes to re-open soon.  In the meantime, families can order kits to create handmade gifts at home.


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  4. Jayaraj Chanku

    Hi Ann,
    Awesome hand crafts, I really enjoyed making this and gifted to my princess, my daughter. Thanks for making a smile on her face once more.

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