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.
Twin Cities Studios to Handcraft Holiday Gifts
Articulture | Minneapolis
Offers: Articulture is a collection of visual artists and art-lovers that provide classes for people ages 1-100+.
- Saturday, Dec 11, 2021, 2pm-5pm: Holiday Gifts Class for kids in grades 3 – 6. $29.00.
ARTrageous Adventures | Minneapolis
Offers: Every Saturday from 10 am-2 pm, drop in for Open Studio Hours. $25/Hour
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
Create Space | White Bear Lake
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
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.
Lakeshore Learning Free Crafts for Kids | Maplewood and St. Louis Park
Landmark Center | Santa’s Workshop | St. Paul
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 | Usually mid-December, 2021 TBA, FREE
Leonardo’s Basement | Minneapolis
Offers: Saturday Build-What-You-Want Workshops for kids ages 6-17. Use the studio’s tools and materials. $20/workshop. Register Here.
- Saturday October 30, 10:30-noon
- Saturday November 27, 10:30-noon
- Saturday December 18, 10:30-noon
Michaels | Twin Cities locations
Northern Clay | Minneapolis
Offers: Classes and Studio times for kids and adults to work with clay and create ceramic arts.
- Sunday, Nov 14, 2021, 12pm-4pm: Holiday Open House. Create a candy or hors d’oeuvres dish. FREE.
- Saturday, Dec 4, 2021, 2pm-4pm: Decorative Clay Spoons. FREE.
Simply Jane | Minneapolis
Offers: On Hiatus, but in a new space and re-opening soon!.