Whether you’re making slime or have a budding young artist on your hands, here’s where you can pick up arts and crafts supplies to bolster your kiddos’ creativity, mama!
Are your kids slaves to the slime craze? Is your preschooler obsessed with finger paints? Are you perpetually having to craft costumes for school projects? Whatever the reason, mama, chances are you could use a handy guide to the best arts and crafts places in Singapore. We can’t promise your kiddos won’t make a mess, but we’ve got the best arts and crafts spots packaged up nice and neat just for you. Let’s go!
Wanna keep your house clean? Check out our guide to The Best Kids’ Art Classes in Singapore!
Where to Buy Arts and Craft Supplies
If you can’t be bothered to leave the house (we feel you, mama!), Amazon offers a massive selection of Crayola art supplies, Melissa & Doug craft activities, Elmer’s glue specifically designed for slime, and much more. We even found a fairly impressive selection of yarns and kids’ sewing kits. Prices are quite competitive, and you can get free delivery in 2 hours — so handy when kiddo only just remembers that costume they need for class tomorrow! The app can be a little wonky to browse, but if you know what you’re looking for, it’s pretty clutch.
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, Clementi (the biggest location), and Plaza Singapura.
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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.
Golden Dragon, 101 Upper Cross Street,#02-51 People’s Park Centre, Singapore 058357, Tel: (+65) 6535 8454, www.goldendragon.com.sg
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 environmentally friendly craft tools and supplies, they also hold fun-filled workshops for little ones and even do art-tastic birthday parties, too!
Jay Jay Jolly, 169 Sims Avenue, #01-03/4/5, Singapore 387488, Tel: (+65) 6348 8455, www.facebook.com/jayjayjolly
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.
Overjoyed, 89 Short Street, Golden Wall Centre #B1-08, Singapore 188216, Tel: (+65) 6333 9776, www.overjoyed.xyz
The perfect destination if you’re after some lovely knick knacks for a bit o’ scrapbooking fun, this Raffles City spot is a shrine to all things stationery. Allow their impressive range of paper crafting merchandise, unique stationery, paper and scrapbooks to 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. Be sure to check out their monthly workshops, too.
Paper Market, 252 North Bridge Road, B1-27 Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103, Tel: (+65) 6333 9007, www.papermarket.com.sg
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! NB: They recently closed their physical shop at Turf City, but offer [literal] heaps of materials in their online shop!
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, watercolours, oils and acrylic paints, soft pastels and easels, they also sell clay heads to help your budding artists with their sketching practice!
Straits Art Co., 420 North Bridge Road, North Bridge Centre #01-27, Singapore 188727, Tel: (+65) 6338 1710, www.facebook.com/Straits-Art-Co-Pte-Ltd
It may not be super fancy mama, but good ol’ Spotlight is huuuuge and 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. It was at Spotlight that we nabbed ourselves a Crop-A-Dile, the brilliant tool for punching holes in popsicle sticks!
Spotlight, 68 Orchard Road, #05-11/12/13/14/15/16/17/1819 Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839, Tel: (+65) 6733 9808, www.spotlightstores.com/sg
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!
Coffee with Crafts 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!
Eat Play Love Craft Cafe, 28 Aliwal Street #01-07 Singapore 199918, Tel: (+65) 6444 6400, www.eatplaylove.com.sg
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