Archives For Arts & Crafts

2019: Summer Arts Camps 4 Des Moines Kids – dsm4kids.com

If you have an arty kid, keep their creative juices flowing by enrolling them in a summer art camp. There are visual arts camps, dance and theater camps, and music camps offered throughout the Des Moines metro. If your child is ready to dive into a summer of artistic expression, read on to find the perfect summer camp. If you need more ideas, check out our Summer Camp Guide for dozens more great camps. Continue Reading…

25 Rainy Day Boredom Busters - dsm4kids.com

Spring in Iowa is finicky.  One day it’s warm and sunny, the next it’s cold and rainy.  When inclement weather keeps kids inside, it can be hard to keep everyone entertained. Of course, Des Moines offers plenty of amazing indoor play spaces, bowling alleys, skating rinks and museums where families can take shelter when bad weather arrives, but sometimes staying home can be just as much fun—if you have a few activities up your sleeve. Continue Reading…

A Few Places Where Kids Can Get Creative in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Kids love to be creative and make things whether it’s with paint, glue, markers or Play Doh.  But they don’t always love the cleanup, which usually ends up being done or at least assisted by Mom or Dad. Thankfully there are several great options in Des Moines for creative kids, where someone else sets up the project, supervises them and, best of all, cleans up the mess! Continue Reading…

Leaf Activities 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Mother Nature releases her inner artiste in the fall as she paints leaves orange, yellow, and red. Not only is fall a beautiful time to get out and take in all the colors, it’s also a great time of year to take a moment and do a little family bonding.  You can extend the fall family fun beyond just peeking at the leaves. Here’s seven leaf activities you can do with your kids this fall in Des Moines.   Continue Reading…

Paint the Town at One of These Paint Your Own Pottery Studios in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Updated January 17, 2019

My kids love going to paint-your-own pottery studios, where you can paint the town (well, your project) pink, green or any other color under the sun. Your budding artists will see their artistic vision realized whether they paint on a ready-to-go ceramic pottery or a fresh canvas.  Here are four paint your own pottery studios in Des Moines.  Continue Reading…

What's in Store: Classes 4 Kids to Learn a New Skill

Whether it’s gluing and painting a birdhouse for the backyard, baking cookies or coloring a picture for the refrigerator, kids love to make things. Several area businesses offer FREE or almost free make-and-take projects, providing a great way to spend time with your children and costing only the gas to get there. Continue Reading…