Scissors, paper, crayons, markers, paint, construction paper and glue. Lets face it, keeping your home stocked with all of the necessary tools so your kids can have plenty of crafting fun can be exhausting and costly, not to mention messy. So why not take advantage of all the great crafting classes conveniently located throughout Denver? Here are the top art and craft events in Denver for kids.

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Kids N Canvas
My Art Workshop 
5950 S Platte Canyon Rd #D12
Littleton, CO 80123
(303) 948-3598

Price: $30 per person
Hours: Fri – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Every Friday night is Kids N Canvas night at My Art Workshop. This “drop in” arts and crafts studio is the perfect place to bring your kids for instruction, crafts and tons of fun. The Kids N Canvas class will cover the basics of acrylic canvas painting with step-by-step artist led instruction. No experience is necessary, just bring your imagination. Each class includes canvas, paints, paint brushes, instructions, and an apron. Also, drinks and snacks are included.

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Kids’ Art Club
Meininger Fine Art Supply
499 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 698-3838

Price: Free or low-cost depending on class
Hours: Click here for schedule

Meininger Fine Art Supply is one of the best places in town to load up on all sorts of great art supplies. However, they also feature tons of great classes and events for all ages. The Kids’ Art Club teaches a range of art classes to children ages 6 to 12. Meiningers also works closely with local schools, and they feature tons of great lessons and activities offered for free on its website.

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BCC Family Art Night
Abrakadoodle – At the Broomfield Community Center
280 Lamar St
Broomfield, CO 80020
(303) 997-9061

Price: $25 for a family of four, $4 for each additional person
Hours: Fridays – 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Abrakadoodle offers so many great art classes that you won’t know where to start. However, the Family Art Night is the perfect way to get to know Abrakadoodle and spend some wonderful time with the whole family. Family Art night is offered on Friday nights at the Broomfield Community Center, and they will have you and your whole family creating three different art projects. Check them out, and get to know this wonderful creative resource.

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Happy Easter Platter Class
Ceramics in the City
1912 Pearl St
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 200-0461

Price: $10 to reserve a seat; $46 for the platter
Date: March 22, 2012
Hours: 6 p.m.

There are many different ceramics locations positioned in and around Denver, and Ceramics in the City is a great option for those looking to find out more about these fun studios. Ceramics in the City offers extensive class options for people of all ages, but this one is perfect for the whole family. Create a fun Easter platter that is sure to get you in the bunny spirit. All of the supplies and instructions will be provided.

Cookies y Leche Art Workshops
Chicano Humanities and Arts Council
772 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 571-0440

Price: $4 per child
Hours: Third Saturday of every month – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The third Saturday of every month is the Cookies y Leche Art Workshop at the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council (CHAC.) Cookies y Leche (Cookies and Milk) is a low cost and fun educational art program that is also designed to involve kids in the creation of cultural crafts and activities. These classes are offered every month and are taught by a CHAC member artist. What a great way to involve your kids in a cultural arts and crafts project and help them learn a little something too.

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Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at