Whether you’re looking for some wet afternoon entertainment, or you want to let your little one’s creativity shine (or you just enjoy letting your kids make a crafting mess without having to clean it up afterwards yourself), there’s plenty of Art and Crafts Places for Kids in Singapore. From where to buy supplies, to the best art classes around, we’ve got the best crafting spots packaged up nice and neat just for you mama. Let’s go!
Where to Buy Art and Craft Supplies
Whether you’re looking for superior art materials for your kids to help complete their latest masterpiece or common art supplies for doodling, Art Friend never fails to amaze with their broad range of crafting products. From sable brushes and sketch pencils to canvases, crayons, scrapbooking items, styrofoam shapes, and even easels… they’ve got everything you need (and more!) at their massive stores in Bras Basah and Clementi.
#03-33 Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain Street, Singapore 180231
Tel: (+65) 6336 8338
Open: Mon to Fri 10:30am-7:30pm, Sat to Sun & PH: 10:30am-6pm
Blk 451 Clementi Ave 3 #03-307 (Clementi MRT), Singapore 120451
Tel: (+65) 6777 0353
Open: Mon to Sun 10am-8pm
Golden Dragon Store
The longest standing hobby supply store in Singapore, Golden Dragon is brimming with piles of sewing and knitting materials, making it a treasure trove of art delight for serious craft shoppers. Pick up your beading supplies, stitching and lacing needs too whilst you’re at this Chinatown gem.
101 People’s Park Centre, Upper Cross Street #02-51, Singapore 058357
Tel: (+65) 6535 8454
Open: Mon to Sat 10am-8:30pm, Sun & PH 12:30-7:30pm
Jay Jay Jolly
East Coast mamas love this fun crafts shop for its variety of hassle free craft kits perfect for rainy stay-at-home afternoons. In addition to their range of environmental friendly craft tools and supplies, they also hold fun-filled workshops for little ones and even do art-tastic birthday parties too!
131 East Coast Road #02-01, Singapore 428816
Tel: (+65) 6348 8455
Open: Mon 10am-5pm, Tues to Thu 10-7pm, Fri to Sat 10am-8pm & Sun 11am-4pm
One of the coolest art supplies stores in town, you’ll literally by overjoyed when you see how well stocked this place is mama! Situated at Golden Wall Centre (it is a bit of a random location!) it’s definitely worth a visit to pick up a wide range of good quality art supplies, including painting, crafting, drawing, and fine art goods, in addition to their impressive range of kids’ craft supplies.
89 Short Street, Golden Wall Centre #B1-08, Singapore 188216
Tel: (+65) 6333 9776
Open: Mon to Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-2pm
The perfect destination if you’re after some lovely knick knacks for a bit o’ scrapbooking fun, this spot is a shrine to all things stationery. Allow their impressive range of paper crafting merchandise, unique stationary, paper and scrapbooks inspire… just be warned that you may blow a hole in your pocket mama as they carry piles of items that are too cool for school.
Various locations across Singapore — see website for details
Here you’ll find the latest needlecraft tools and supplies for knitting, stitching, quilting, felting and other hands-on activities, with their handmade felting animals so cute your little ones will be smitten when they see them. They also offer a variety of courses to teach your kiddos how to make their own felt crafts!
#04-12 The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994
Tel: (+65) 6464 6332
Open: Mon to Sat 10:30am-7pm, Sun 11am-7pm
Straits Art Co.
If you find yourself in the Bras Basah area, make sure you drop into Straits Art Co. whilst you’re there. In addition to their extensive range of art materials, such as Chinese calligraphy supplies, watercolors, oils and acrylic paints, soft pastels and easels, they also sell clay heads to help your budding artists with their sketching practice!
420 North Bridge Road, North Bridge Centre #01-27, Singapore 188727
Tel: (+65) 6338 1710
Open: Mon to Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm
It may not be super fancy mama, but good ol’ Spotlight is brimming with cool craft supplies, including paints, crayons, felt tips, cardboard, as well as all the haberdashery goodies your littlies need to stitch, sew and knit their way through their latest art project.
68 Orchard Road, #05-11/12/13/14/15/16/17/1819 Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839
Tel: (+65) 6733 9808
Open: Daily 10am-10pm
The Little Dröm Store
Head online to order unique crafts, quirky art books, crafting bits and bobs, and one-of-a-kind Singapore made gifts… browsing their website is eye candy in itself mama! Psst… they’re also upgrading their playful Chinatown boutique, so keep an eye on their site for opening dates!
If you love to be surrounded by pretty quirky things and cute stationery, .woodwould.. is a treasure trove of creative goodness not to be missed. From fabulous handmade cards, to odd little toys, wooden chops and even stamps… head to their stationery department to get your hands on some old school printing items for the kids to play with.
333A Orchard Road, #03-24 Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238897
Tel: (+65) 6735 6136
Open: Daily 11am-9pm
Art Classes for Kids
We’ve already given you a quick round down of Art Classes for Kids in Singapore and now we’re here to let you know about all the other fab art schools we’ve discovered recently. Paintbrushes ready, mama!
With interactive parent-accompanied classes for baby bugs that focus on communication and expression through visual art, as well as mixed-media art programmes for older kids, Art Bug gives your child a lifelong love of the arts (the art bug in other words, mama!).
300 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee, #03-03, Singapore 169566
Tel: (+65) 6338 1920
Art Classes with Dinaz Cassim
Get your mini Picassos 5 to 16 years inspired with an art class (or holiday workshop) by artist and children’s book illustrator, Dinaz Cassim. Covering fundamental drawing, painting and mixed media techniques, classes are conducted in a relaxed environment, helping students enjoy themselves while they learn. Class sizes are kept small too (5 per class tops), allowing maximum teacher attention!
Classes are held at Dinaz’s art studio in Bukit Timah or at Impression’s Art Studio at Cluny Court.
Tel: (+65) 8198 0172
This awesome spot near Clarke Quay is dedicated to big interactive art classes for kids, with friendly teachers and packages available if you want to make it a regular gig for your little one (classes start from 4 years of age). With painting and drawing as the foundation of each class, you can even opt to have your child’s art work framed at the end of each session.
81 Clemenceau Ave, #02-25 UE Shopping Mall, Singapore 239917
Tel: (+65) 6333 8203
Knead, roll and unleash their creativity with a pottery-making class (it might not be an art work per se but it’s still creative fun for littlies!) at Clay Cove, where children 3 to 12 years use the soft stuff as a medium for developing spatial intelligence and fine motor skills.
#05-01 The Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Road, Singapore 238843
Tel: (+65) 6733 8129
Colourful Notes Music and Arts Studio
Letting creativity and imagination reign free, Colourful Notes’ art classes ditch the “colour by numbers” approach to art education, by encouraging children 4+ to observe, compose, imagine and create their own unique masterpieces. Art fundamentals are taught through fun games, with kiddos trying a variety of different materials and techniques to help find their own art style.
28 Aliwal Street #03-07, Singapore 199918
Tel: (+65) 6444 9989
Whether your kids like to jam it up, prefer a bit o’ baking or love crafting, this popular indoor play centre hosts regular hands-on art classes. With three locations across the island, Fidgets’ dedicated creative spaces are always packed full of happy kids covered head to toe in paint and glue!
Fidgets City: #B1-57 of The Shoppes, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Tel: (+65) 6688 7406
Fidgets World: #03-10 The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994
Tel: (+65) 6466 7611
Fidgets Island: Level 5 Paragon Shopping Centre, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859
Tel: (+65) 6735 7369
Impressions Art Studio
If you’re Cluny Court regulars like we are, then why not sign junior up for a painting session at Impressions? This quaint art studio is perfect for getting the entire family involved, with ceramics, pottery, painting and glass infusing all available to get stuck into. Psst… bring your teeny tinies along to paint a little something special for papa — it makes a cute gift for Father’s Day!
#02-25 Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259760
Tel: (+65) 6465 8908
For art classes with a Chinese twist, head to Innoworld where their wide range of Asian-inspired sessions introduce children to Chinese painting, calligraphy and music (in addition to their normal drawing, sketching and oil painting sessions). Classes start for littlies from their third birthday.
#11-01 Parkway Centre, 1 Marine Parade Central, Singapore 449408
#01-376D, 85C Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, Singapore 313085
#04-307E, Block 134 Jurong East Gateway, Singapore 600134
Tel: (+65) 6348 2688
Loong Hua Arts & Craft
For an art session with a difference, head to Loong Hua — they offer fun classes for kiddos that teach them how to do glass and sand art, among other many other creative offerings. You can even pick up your art supplies whilst you’re there, mama!
5th floor Paragon, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859
Tel: (+65) 6736 3339
With classes starting at 16 months, Kids’ Gallery has art learning covered with their wide variety of creative programmes for little learners. Their ArtPlay programme is particularly popular amongst mamas as it incorporates simple but fun arts and crafts projects into an easy to digest class peppered with painting, gluing and other messy stuff (for toddlers up to 2.5 years).
#13-03 Ngee Ann City Tower B, 391B Orchard Road, Singapore 238874
Tel: (+65) 6235 5993
The Arts House
Home to The Little Arts Academy, this fantastic arts centre in the heart of Dhoby Ghaut also offers classes and camps for mini artists, with a range of options available for kids of all ages and abilities (for children and youth aged 7 to 19).
#05-01/02 PoMo, 1 Selegie Road, Singapore 188306
Tel: (+65) 6513 3013
This indoor playground also offers free arts and crafts classes for littlies, with different sessions available every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons at 4pm. It’s safe to say that after a few hours of creative fun at Polliwogs (in addition to letting your kiddos tear around the centre) that your kiddies will be thoroughly exhausted afterwards.
East Coast Park: 1020 East Coast Parkway #01-02, Singapore 449878
Tel: (+65) 6442 2805
Robertson Walk: 11 Unity Street, #02-18/19 Robertson Walk, Singapore 237995
Tel: (+65) 6737 0982
VivoCity: 1 HarbourFront Walk #03-12 VivoCity, Singapore 098585
Tel: (+65) 6376 8097
Coffee with Craft on the Side
Eat Play Love
This adorable little Kampong Glam café is heaven for budding little artists and crafters — you pay $5 and get either an hour of crafting time (and materials!) at weekends or two hours on weekdays. Munch on their yummy muffins, sample some Thai delights or just chit-chat over a cuppa while the littles get busy!
28 Aliwal Street #01-07 Singapore 199918
Tel: (+65) 6444 6400
Open: Daily 12pm-10pm (closed Tuesdays)