How things work

  • Step 1


    Scroll down to see project options and to learn more about how our events work.

    We like to think we host a memorable shin-dig.

  • Step 2


    Ready to book? Great! Submit a party request HERE

    We'll reach out within 24 business hours to confirm availablity and chat details.

  • Step 3

    Party Time

    Invite your crew, grab some treats and you're ready! We'll take care of the space, the project, and keep the kids happy and engaged.

Party Time

Parties are booked for a two-hour time slot. 90 minutes of make time and about 30 to celebrate. You'll also have 15 minutes on either side of your party time slot for set up/take down.

Fridays: 4-6pm

Saturdays: 10-noon

Sundays: 10-noon

(We usually have a little wiggle room on start times, just ask)

Cost: $425/up to 12 makers

Have fewer than 6 kiddos for your party? Consider reserving a table for our Maker Club Open Workshop 1-2:30 pm on Saturdays. Email to set up—$ 180 90 minutes up to 6 kids.

Project Options

We've chosen our most popular shop projects for our parties.

All projects have been kid tested and kid approved for all genders.

Just check the age suggestions.

We believe in the power of choice and following the kids' lead.

No two projects turn out the same. Just like our kids, right?!

Choose one project theme per party, please.

  • Junk Robots/Animals

    All ages & our most popular project!

    We'll provide loads of scrapwood and loose parts for kids to design and build thier own robo-buddy or animal friend. Makers will get to use drills, hammer, and screwdrivers. Each creation will have movable arms/legs.

  • Sew a stuffie

    Best for ages 7+

    Makers will design, cut, stitch, and stuff their very own felt buddy. This project is very adaptable for a custom theme or leave it open-ended.

  • Rolling Toys

    All ages!

    Makers will start with a wooden base, sand, then hammer wooden wheels and axles in. Next, they'll build the rolling toy of their dreams using a variety of wood scrap and loose parts.

  • Peg doll party

    Ages 7+

    Tiny things are just the best. Let's imagine a whole host of tiny characters with our Peg Doll Party. Each kiddo will receive a set of six wooden peg dolls to paint, dress and decorate just the way they like.

  • Gnome Homes

    All ages

    Make the cutest little miniature gnome home complete with toadstools, moss, rocks, and a little bearded gnome friends.

  • Cardboard castles

    All ages

    Cardboard castles are a long-time party fave around here. Each kiddo will assemble their own castle then decorate to their heart's content. They can be whimsical, spooky, made for a mouse, turret's the limit!

  • Shields & swords

    All ages

    Makers will design their own crest symbol then paint and decorate their shield. We'll create reinforced cardboard swords, too! Substitute crown for swords for a more peaceful party.

  • Pirate Ships

    All ages

    Arggg! Let's make mini-pirate ships! We'll provide the basic boat made of cardboard for your scurvy bunch to decorate. They'll make painted sails, mini-priates, cannons, sharks and more!

  • Wide-Open-Whatever

    All ages

    We'll provide loads of open ended materials like wood scrap, loose parts, paint, and fabric. Makers will have the entire time to develop their own projects with access to some cool tools like the drill press, saws, and more. We'll support with direction, ideas, and safe tool use.

    *WoW will be adapted to the primary age group of the party.

      Good to know

      • 12 Maker Max

        We promise this is a sweet spot for kids' parties.

        After hosting parties for nine years and being parents ourselves, we've come to realize that a smaller party size allow for the birthday kiddo to enjoy their friends without being overwhelmed and allows our instructors to provide a fantastic experience.

        We no longer accommodate requests for additional participants.

      • Projects

        Fun for all kids.

        Our projects are for all kids, just check the age suggestion and let us know if your crew has any unique needs.

        We are happy to tweak projects to fit a specific theme.

        Got a big idea? Let us know. We can create a custom project starting at an additional $50 development fee.

        Got younger siblings at your party? Just let us know and we can help adadpt things.

      • Food & Bev

        Bring it on.

        You are welcome to bring in food/drink/etc.

        Delivery is a-ok. Let us know if you need suggestions.

        No alcohol, please.

        Plan to bring your own paper goods, etc.

        We have a small refrigerator and kitchen space available for use.

        We just ask folks to wait to eat until after we're done crafting. It reduces the chance of kids accidentatly eating art supplies or spilling juice on their work;)

      • Gifts, Goodie Bags, & decorations

        You've got options.

        Most fams take any gifts home to open them there.

        Goodie bags are totally optional, they do get to take home their cool creations!

        We will decorate our big green chalkboard and our outdoor sandwich board with the birthday kiddo's name. You are welcome to bring additional decorations.

      • Day Of

        It's party time!

        Arrive 15-20 minutes early to set up food/drink/decorations.

        Your instructor will help welcome families and get the kiddos settled.

        They'll then go over workshop norms, introduce the project, and help kids get started.

        After about 90 minutes, your teacher will have the kids help clean, wash hands, and transition to celebration time.

        Once your party time is over, you'll have up to 15 minutes to settle your bill, clean up, and head out. Easy-peasy.

      • Grown ups

        What do they do?

        Caregivers may drop off or stay and play.

        We suggest asking a few trusted adults to hang around and let the other folks drop and go.

        All caregivers must sign a waiver for their kiddo and leave contact info.

        Any children younger than 5 must have an adult accompany them in the workshop.

        Grown ups are welcome to help out or, let the kids go solo. Trust us, they can do it!

      • Cost

        How's that work?

        All 2-hour parties are a flat rate of $425 for up to 12 participants

        A non-refundable deposit of $200 is due upon booking.

        Remaining balance is due at the end of your event.

        We offer a few add-ons:

        Safety glasses to take home: $4/maker

        C&a T-Shirts: $20/maker

        Custom theme starting at $50 development fee.

      • Tipping

        It's nice but not required.

        Tipping your instructor is always welcome but never required. If you choose to tip, cash is preffered but Venmo works, too! @crafstmanandapprentice

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      Our Space

      • The workshop

      • It's the place to be.

        Our workshop is a little slice of sunshine. We're conviently located near downtown in City Park West with plenty of street parking.

        Stocked to the brim with creative supplies and cool tools, our space has everything your creative kiddos need to have a blast.

        We even have a seperate space for grown-ups and little ones to hang out while the kids are working on their projects.

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      REady to party?

      Let's get you on the books.

      Please submit your party request through our booking system, Sawyer. This is your best bet for quick and consistent communication.

      Let's Do It!