Best Drop-In and Takeout Crafts in Connecticut

Photo by Ally Noel
Photo by Ally Noel

Nothing cures cabin fever quite like a little creative release, but the dried-up clay and construction paper laying around most of our houses can get a little old (literally). So we have searched the entire Nutmeg State to find our favorite places to get our craft on! With pottery painting, glass fusing, canvas painting, and more, these craft studios in Connecticut offer a mix of drop-in times, reservation slots, and even takeout options that allow you to bring a fresh kit of crafting materials home. 

If you're planning an impromptu crafternoon or playdate at home, there's plenty of creative inspiration to be found in our list of 100 crafts for kids.

2021 update: These craft studios have taken measures to enforce mask wearing and social distancing. Call ahead to better understand specific protocols, which vary by business.

Chickadees
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center - 9:30 AM Pick
Lyman Orchards' Sunflower Maze
Lyman Orchards - 9:00 AM Pick
Toddler Time Paint and Story
The Claypen - 12:30 PM Pick
Toddler Time Paint and Story
The Claypen - 12:30 PM Pick
Play with Clay Sensory Class
The Claypen - 12:30 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides