Valley Family Fun: Holiday Gift Guide

Valley Family Fun: Holiday Gift Guide
By Laura Churchill Duke

There are a lot of places you can go for kids to make something themselves. There are even business owners who will come right to your home to make things with you!

Start with the Clayground Studio in Wolfville! Kids can make a painted pottery piece or older kids can try a fusible glass craft. Be sure to check the firing dates for the last day that the pottery will be ready before Christmas!

At Ocean Zn in Berwick, you can book a sea glass making workshop where participants (young and old) can make their own sea glass pendant with an anchor charm.

At Mr. B’s Makery, Brendon Purdy-Smith and his team can host you and your group for your next party. Join them on site in New Minas, or they can come to you. During the session you will make a variety of arts and crafts from Crayzons to slime and play dough. Brendon Purdy-Smith is an engaging and very social young man who was diagnosed with an intellectual disability at a young age. His parties are always a lot of fun!

Looking for a memorable party idea? Bear Affair Parties, based in Greenwood, will come to your chosen venue. Your child and their friends will bring a new soft cuddly animal to life. Each child will receive an animal of their choice, stuffing, a fabric wishing heart, a personalized birth certificate plus a t-shirt and carry-home bag to colour.

For more great ideas, visit and look under Arts & Crafts or Parties.

Get making!