If you’re missing your local kids art studio, we feel you (and so do they!). Luckily many Seattle studios have transformed their creative offerings into take away art kits you can pick up curbside or have delivered to your porch. Whether your kids want to paint pottery, make a retro wall hanging or design their own puzzle, these kits will get the creative juices flowing.

West Seattle Art Nest

courtesy West Seattle Art Nest

If variety is what you’re after, West Seattle Art Nest has your family’s crafternoon plan. Kids can make slime, dream catchers, wall hangings or paint an animal canvas with these cute kits that include everything you need to get your craft on at home. Getting yours couldn’t be easier. Kits are ordered online and delivered right to your door, for families living within 15 miles of West Seattle. Let’s create!

Cost: $20-$30
Order yours: westseattleartnest.com

Paint the Town

courtesy Carrie Slavin

While a trip to U Village to paint at the studio is out of the question, creating your own Paint the Town masterpiece at home is definitely doable. Grab a Pottery to Go kit for your mini artist. Each kit includes a choice of pottery and up to six paint colors, with brushes and paint pens offered as add-ons for $5 each. Choose from ceramic bowls, plates, mugs or figurines (think: dogs, mermaids, orcas, trucks and more). A minimum order of $40 is all it takes to get your kit delivered, contact-free to your porch. Plus, delivery is free if you’re within 5 miles of the studio or just $5 if you’re within 6-10 miles. Kits are delivered Thursday through Sunday.

Good to know: As a small-scale operation, Paint the Town is delivering about 15-25 kits per week. Once the store re-opens, families can bring in their creations to be fired.

Cost: $13-$40
Order yours: paintthetown.studio

Hammer & Stain

courtesy Hammer & Stain

Nail it with these Hammer-It-At-Home kits families can pick up curbside (in Seattle and Kirkland) or have delivered to their homes. Here, you’ll find wood sign and planter kits, a children’s activity table kit, even a succulent heart wreath, offered just in time for Mother’s Day, all available to make in your living room. Choosing a project to complete with the kids is the hard part. Then it’s on to deciding on a design, stain and paint colors and any personalization you'd like, so that what you create is as unique as your family. Each kit comes with everything you need including sandpaper, brushes, sponges and hardware to hang your art when it’s done.

Good to know: Kids canvas kits are the latest take-home offering from Hammer & Stain. Get the deets on ordering yours in Seattle or Kirkland.

Cost: $25-$125
Order yours: hammerandstainseattle.com

Elm Candle Bar

Elm Candle Bar via yelp

A great activity for older kids (or parents looking to change up their at-home routine), Elm Candle Bar’s Home Kits ship from their Seattle shop to your door a few days later. Choose a basic 9 oz. or 11 oz. single candle kit to start. It comes with everything you need from the wax, to the microwavable bowl to jars, lids and labels. You can also choose from ninety premium fragrances to get just the right scent to match your kiddo’s personality (or yours!). Shipping is currently free on orders over $40. (Psst…the custom candle two-pack makes a fun activity for sibs or parents and kids.) Pour it on!

Cost: $35-$135
Order yours: elmcandlebar.com

The Craft Lab

courtesy The Craft Lab

Who doesn’t love art that you make and then play with? No one. That’s who. That’s why the Little Labbers DIY Board Puzzle Kit should be on every parent’s craft-at-home activity list. Great for kids ages 3-7, this Create-Away project lets kids choose their puzzle design and paint colors to make their own toy. Order up a puzzle for your tot or a wood pallet sign kit, then plan to pick it up at the Tukwila studio curbside Tuesday, Thursday or Friday between noon and 6 p.m., or on the weekend any time between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you can’t make it down, all kits can also be shipped for a fee.

Good to know: Keep up with The Craft Lab on Facebook or Instagram for special flash delivery sales that bring your project directly to your doorstep for free with a $40 minimum order.

Cost: $15-$50
Order yours: thecraftlabwa.com

Glazed & Amazed

Ilona K. via yelp

If you’re on the north end, looking for something to keep the kids busy, try a ceramic craft kit from Glazed & Amazed. Here’s how it works: call the store and choose the bisque piece you want from the online gallery (use the numbers to help specify the piece), and then select your colors. Getting your kit is just as easy. Families can either swing by the store any time Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., or Sunday, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. to pick it up, or have it shipped to their door via USPS. Easy peasy!

Good to know: Glazed & Amazed is also offering to-go canvas kits with a pre-traced design, acrylic paints and four paint brushes for just $25. Once the store re-opens you can bring in your painted pieces to have them fired.

Cost: prices vary
Order yours by calling 425-673-5474.

—Allison Sutcliffe



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