NYC Kids Crafts: 5 Paint Your Own Pottery Studios
Last week we wrote about some great places to do kids crafts for free in New York City as the first in a series of posts about NYC kids crafts. This week we've got another great crafting option for you to try: painting your own pottery. It's fun, anyone can do it and you get to take home something special at the end.
At these studios the clay or plaster is already pre-formed into shapes (or plates, mugs, etc) and kids come in to creatively decorate their chosen object with non-toxic ceramic glaze or paint. If you choose a ceramic that needs to fired in a kiln you'll have to wait a few days to pick it up, but some painted projects can be taken home as soon as they dry. Some of these pottery studios also offer beading, mosaics and more so we’ve indicated that as well.
All of these studios offer birthday parties and a paint your own pottery party can be lots of fun, so check their websites for prices and more information.
72 Seventh Avenue, Park Slope
Stop by to glaze your own bisque pieces (over 500 to choose from) or paint your selection instead (over 60 paint shades!). You’ll also find a variety of figurines and banks (piggy and oink-free) for painting. Most choices here cost upward of the $10 range. Helpful staff will assist kids with ideas and techniques upon request.They offer pottery wheel and clay classes as well as other craft options like beading and mosaics.
Reader recommendation: One reader has recommended Plaster Party Place in Queens. We haven't been, but if you have, let us know what you thought.
For other cool venues for gatherings and parties, check out our NYC Birthday Party Guide.