How things work

  • Step 1

    Browse

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

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

  • Step 2

    Request

    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 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/2-4pm

Sundays: 10-noon

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

Cost: $375/up to 12 makers

Project Options

We've choosen 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 beleive 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 rooling toy of thier dreams using a variety of woodscrap and loose parts.

  • Peg doll party

    Ages 7+

    Each kiddo will get a set of six wooden pegdolls to 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 fav 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 desgin their own crest symbol then paint and decorate their shiled. We'll create reinforced carboard swords, too! Substute 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 painting sails, mini-priates, cannons, sharks and more!

  • Wide-Open-Whatever

    All ages

    We'll provide loads of opne ended materials like woodscrap, looseparts, 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.

  • Polymer Clay Pals

    Ages 8+

    We'll use oven bake clay to sculpt miniatures of all kinds. This party is easily adapted to a specific theme like Kawaiis, donuts, or sloths. We'll have key chain and earring parts as well.

  • Shrinky-Dinks

    Ages 8+

    Remember Shrinky-Dinks?! They're so fun! Makers will draw their designs on specially made plastic sheets that shrink to 1/4 of thier size when placed in an oven. Make keychains, necklaces, or earrings!

  • Needle Felting

    Ages 8+

    We're all a little obssessed with needle felting around here. Makers will have the opportunity to make a fluffy little pal using real wool roving and a needle felting needle.

    *the needle is VERY pokey. We have saftey gloves.

  • Embroidered patches/pins

    Ages 7+

    Let's take our stitching game to the next level. Makers will have the opportunity to learn a few embroidery stitches while they desgin and stitch an iron on patch or a mini-stuffie pin.

  • 7-strand friendship bracelets

    Ages 7+

    It sounds hard but boy is this bracelet weaving technique easy! If your party goers love to crafy while they chit chat, this is the best hang out craft!

  • Block Printing

    Ages 9+

    We'll use easy to carvy linoleum blocks (think eraser materials) to create a printable stamp. Choose from printing on paper and cards or upgrade and print on tshirts or totes (BYO-swag).

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 $375 for up to 12 participants

    A non-refundable deposit of $150 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: $18/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!