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Top Arts & Crafts Activities For Kids In Sacramento

From toddlers to teens and from homeschoolers to stay-at-home moms and dads, there are plenty of excellent options for artistic expression in the Sacramento area. Whether you or the kids are serious about art or just want to play around with paint and putty, these places are perfect play any time.

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ArtBeast Studio  
2226 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 441-1233

Price: $8 one-day passes are/ free kids younger than 1 year old each/free each adult per kid with paid pass/monthly and yearly contracts/passes also available
Hours: daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Parents and kids alike can explore their creativity with painting and sculpture, imaginary games, music, storytelling, dancing, and visual and language arts. The big and little beast workshops focus on fun projects, such as making mini birdhouses, for the whole family.

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Color Me Mine
305 Iron Point Rd.
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 351-9008

Price: Vary - click here for details
Hours: Mon to Fri – 11:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat – 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sun – noon to 6:00 p.m.

Children and adults can find the pottery piece of their choice from more than 600 options; figurines, cookie jars, dresser knobs, vases, platters, bowls and other pieces formed with animals, sea life and more. Decorate them as you choose and Color Me Mine will fire and glaze them for you. Even infants can participate with a clock or coffee mug featuring a print of baby's feet, hands or booties.

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ReCREATE Eco-Art Center
8417 Washington Blvd, #135
Roseville, CA  95678
(916) 749-3717

Price: $5.00 per person/per hour for drop-ins; cost for other classes/programs vary
Hours: Wed to Fri – noon to 6:00 p.m.; Sat – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sun – noon to 5:00 p.m.

ReCreate is a truly special experience; everyone in the family can create one-of-a-kind artwork while learning about recycling and reusing materials. Classes are available for 3 year olds up to teens, and adults will find them energizing and pleasurable as well. Drop-ins are welcome by the hour. Materials may include fabric, beads, paper, corks, telephone wire, bottle caps, foam and cardboard pieces.

Creative Arts & Music Center  
6210 Douglas Blvd.
Granite Bay, CA 95746
(916) 791-6407

Price: Varies - click here for details
Hours: Mon to Fri – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Anyone driving through Granite Bay is likely to notice this intriguingly painted and decorated art studio, and things get even more interesting on the inside. Preschoolers can take part in pee-wee Picasso classes, while kids from 5 to 12 years old may study fine arts, drawing and even cartooning. Private instruction, workshops and classes for teens and adults are available, as are special parties and events for every age. The center also has dedicated home school art and music courses. As an approved vendor with area charter schools, home school courses may be eligible for payment by the student's school district.

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Kid's Studio of Fine Arts
2009 Opportunity Drive
Roseville, Ca 95678
(916) 774-2787

Price: Varies - click here for details
Hours: Varies by program - click here for details

Starting with the basics of shapes, textures and colors, your mini Monet can begin a lifetime of fascination with the arts starting at age 2. Other children learn everything from basic to advanced drawing and may build a portfolio of their work as they progress. In addition to encouraging creativity and original expression in those less than 18 years of age, the Studio offers mixed-media classes for adults. Instructors keep classes fun and non-competitive, and have plenty to offer home schoolers and those planning field trips and birthday parties.

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Valerie Heimerich is a freelance writer out of Sacramento. She typically covers animals and community issues. She has volunteered and worked for many organizations helping animals and people.
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