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Arts and crafts activities for kids in Singapore

I always hoped that if I were ever to have children they would appreciate art. Luckily my daughter does! We often go to art galleries and museums together and discuss about objects on display.

There are so many nice places that offer diverse arts and crafts activities for kids in Singapore! Here’s our favourite places:

ARTS AND CRAFTS WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN 

We have been to several art workshops however the one we both liked the most was Little Artducated. Art workshops like that are basically a heaven for kids to unleash their artistic potential and a safe place to get messy all over. Thea was covered in paint from head to toes and had a big smile on her little happy face!

The class started with a couple of warm-up songs & dance, after which the girls were given a wide variety of utensils and mediums such as paint of various colours, acrylic, watercolour, ink, crayons and even a giant carton house to express themselves and let the magic happen. Moreover the teachers were very kind and playful so at the end of the session Thea ran to one of them and asked to hug her.

So, mummies and daddies in Singapore, if you need ideas of where fun to go with your kids, then look no more!

Arts and crafts activities for kids in Singapore

Know before you go:

  • Do bring extra clothes, wet wipes and a towel.
  • Address: 878A Tampines Ave. 8, 03-11, Singapore 
  • Nearest MRT: Tampines
  • Little Artducated has moved to new premises since our visit. The new studio is smaller than the one in the photos and can only accommodate 5 children at a time. Therefore please contact and book your place in advance. I inserted a link to their Instagram account. 
KEPPEL CENTRE FOR ART EDUCATION @ NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE

Our favourite gallery in Singapore is the National Gallery Singapore and Thea especially loves its Keppel Centre for Art Education on the ground floor. If you need some inspiration of where to take your kids, this sure is THE place to go.

There are many exciting museum programmes for children all year round, basically every time we go there is something new to do and see. Based on the belief that every person is born creative, signature spaces in the Centre provide an artistic environment that will stimulate the imagination of the little ones. There are plenty of hands-on experiences for children of all ages. Thea particularly likes to use the stamps!

And it’s not just kids friendly! The centre offers special educational programmes as well as arts and crafts activities designed for youth and adult learners too.

Know before you go:

NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE FOR KIDS

While Keppel Centre for art education is specifically aimed at children, there are more things for kids to see in the National Gallery. Thea loves their abyss installation. I am still surprised how she is not afraid of heights!

One of the reasons I like visiting art galleries and museums with her is that I’m curious to hear what she says when she relates stories in paintings with her own experiences. I strongly believe that empowering young children to view and discuss art in the context of the art gallery gives them many powerful learning opportunities.

I also recommend checking out GALLERY KIDS! It is an online portal on National Gallery’s website for children to learn more about art. They have a lot of free online resource for children such as various activity guides, I spy games, art posters for kids with questions that prompt discussions and creative thinking, videos about stories in art as well as advice for parents about artful parenting.

Know before you go:

  • Nearest MRT: City Hall
  • Admission: $20 standard/Free for locals. Children aged 6 and below can visit for free.
  • More information: www.nationalgallery.sg
FUTURE WORLD: WHERE ART MEETS SCIENCE

If you are looking for some digital art check out the Future World: Where Art Meets Science exhibition in Singapore’s Art Science Museum. It’s an amazing digital playground/workshop/exhibition for children of all ages!

It is an entertaining immersion in the world of art, science, magic and metaphor through a collection of incredible digital installations. I have a separate blog post about visiting the Future World with children and you can find it here.

Know before you go:

  • Every Friday, up to four children (below 12 years old) can enter for free with every adult ticket purchased. However this does not apply during school and public holidays and they have included special Terms & Conditions which I’m linking here.
  • Due to a large amount of visitors there are always long queues at the ticket counter. Get your tickets in advance here and skip the line.
  • Address: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore
  • Opening hours: from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday to Sunday
ACM- ASIAN CIVILISATIONS MUSEUM

ACM is yet another great place where you can go with children. They offer various programs even to the tiniest of visitors! My daughter loved the storytelling tour and their interactive workshops.

Know before you go:

  • Admission: Free for Singaporeans and PR holders/Free for children aged 6 and below/standard fee $8
  • The ACM is a 5-minute walk from Raffles Place MRT station (Exit H).
  • Coin-operated lockers are available on Level 1 behind the lobby.
  • More information: https://www.nhb.gov.sg/acm
ART, CRAFTS & SCIENCE PROJECTS DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR MONTHLY

Another great option to expose children to arts and crafts while keeping them off screen are membership crates. We love KiwiCo crates. Those are three different projects based on your child’s age, packed in a pretty box and being delivered monthly to your doorstep. Every month the topic differs. For example the wings that you see Thea wearing in the photo below came from the ‘insects and bugs crate’. The other seriously fun and entertaining projects that we have already completed were about dinosaurs, rain forests, farm animals etc.

KIWICO CRATE

I’ve written a separate blog post about these membership crates and you can find it HERE.

I’m inserting a screenshot from their website that gives an overview of diverse crates for different age groups. For example my daughter is now receiving Koala crates which are aimed at children who are 3-4 years old.

kiwi co membership crates
Science, crafts and arts projects for different age groups
HOW IT WORKS?

First, you select the line, based on how old your child is. KiwiCo offers science & art projects to children of all ages!

After that, every month your child (children) will receive a pretty carton crate with three projects that inspire children to become creative problem solvers.

Inside there are materials for three different science & art projects related to one theme. 

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READ MORE ABOUT SINGAPORE WITH KIDS:

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