Want to make a few holiday gifts with the kids but prefer to keep the mess out of your home? Check out these fun places to get creative. (We've also got a passel off DIY gift ideas, DIY ornament ideas, and fun wrapping projects to try at home.)
Paint the Town, University Village
Located in Seattle's University Village, this ceramics painting studio offers dozens of gift ideas. They fire it for you in seven days, so plan accordingly.
Arts Aloft, Madrona
Gifts and ornament-making workshops.
Made Sewing, Northwest Seattle
Sewing classes and simple projects.
Space to Create, Ballard
Ballard's arts and craft studio for kids and adults offers several gift making workshops and open studio sessions.
Seattle ReCreative, Greewood
This creative reuse center in the Greenwood neighborhood hosts painting workshops for young kids several days a week as well as workshops in woodworking, origami and other crafts.
Emerald City Fired Arts, South Seattle
Classes in clay, pottery and fired arts.
Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center
Visit the Children’s Museum at Seattle Center for crafty-gift opportunities in its Imagination Art Studio.
Roaring Mouse Studio, northeast Setatle
This North Seattle art studio offers a number of very popular holiday gift-making workshops ever year (they fill up fast, so book quickly).
Paint Away!, Redmond
Another ceramics painting studio that offers glass fusing projects as well.
Kids Knitwork, Mercer Island
Fiber arts from fingerknitting to weaving.
Museo Art Academy, Issaquah and Redmond
One-day pottery workshop and multi-week classes.
Sew Maris, Bellevue
Private and semi-private sewing classes.
South of Seattle
A "creative reuse center" in downtown Tacoma where you can fill up a bag to bring home or create on site.
Tacoma Art Museum
The expansion at TAM includes a kids' art studio, just off the lobby, where kids can create for free (no admission required).
Hands On Children's Museum, Olympia
Head to the art studio for arts and holiday crafts
Open Arts Studio, Tacoma Beading, pottery and more crafts.
North of Seattle
Imagine Children's Museum, Everett
Head to the art studio at Everett's fantastic children's museum for ongoing art exploration and gift possibilities.
Color Me Mine, Mill Creek
Mill Creek’s Color Me Mine provides everything from cups to ornaments for you to decorate, then they fire it and you pick it up.
Glazed & Amazed, Edmonds
A ceramics studio in lovely downtown Edmonds, where you can also fire up a great gift.