Workshops are double the fun when your kid gets to come along with you! Just imagine how cute the look on their faces will be when they successfully grasp a new skill. It is for this reason we’ve compiled a list of hands-on workshops where you and the little ones can hone some of your skills as you learn and bond together.
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Teach your kids about upcycling at this unique workshop. The trainers at Print N Matter will teach you how to make handcrafted paper from paper pulp, breathing new life into paper waste. There’s no limit to how many papers you can make, so feel free to create as many of these upcycled beauties as you wish! There are so many colors and color combinations you can create, and you can ask the trainers to show you how to add dried petals or leaves to your papers too.
Print N Matters, 3011 Bedok Industrial Park E, #03-2014, Singapore 489977, www.printnmatters.com
If your kiddo regularly asks to help out in the kitchen, they’re going to love attending classes with you at Palete Sensations. The culinary school offers parent and child cooking and baking classes all year long, and children up to the age of 16 can join their parents during class. The pair of you can try making different cuisines throughout the year, and the school also has special classes for occasions like Christmas and Easter as well.
Palate Sensations, Chromos #01-03, 10 Biopolis Rd, Singapore 138670, +65 6478 9746, www.palatesensations.com
Bring your kiddo (ages 2-4) along with you to an aerial yoga class at Mindful Space. Here, you both get to practise mindfulness while having fun doing yoga off the ground. The classes hone your children’s hand-eye-foot coordination while they’re up in the air in the hammock, and it also builds confidence in what they can achieve even with their little bodies! It’s a great activity for parent and child to bond over.
Mindful Space, 10 Winstedt Rd, block A, 02-02, Singapore 227977, +65 9783 7313, www.mindfulspace.com.sg
Research has shown that parental-child bonding can be stimulated through a visual and tactile activity, Sign up for a two-session pottery making program at Clay Cove to enjoy some bonding time with your little one. Here, both of you will create from scratch a cup and saucer — a great way to unleash your creative side. The class costs SG$200 for a parent and one child, and is suitable for children aged 3 and above.
Clay Cove, 402 Orchard Rd, #04-05 Delfi Orchard, Singapore 238876, +65 6733 8129, www.claycove.com
There are numerous soy candle making workshops around, but this one’s a little more special because you’ll be learning how to make gel candles instead. Since they’re pretty transparent, you’ll also be customizing what goes inside the candle (such as seashells and sand) and deciding on the aesthetic you personally prefer. The workshop is also suitable for children, so you and your kiddo can have fun together making your own candles and then displaying them at home!
Epic Workshops, 37 #03-10 Jln Pemimpin, Mapex Building, Singapore 577177, +65 6355 0329, www.epicworkshops.com.sg
This one’s for the little bubs! At Swish!, babies can have their first swimming experience alongside their parents, where they slowly learn to be more comfortable in the water. Although not exactly a workshop for parents per se, it’s a lovely way to bond with your little kiddo as they pick up a new skill. You’ll get to watch in delight as your little one lights up when they have fun in the water, accompanied by you.
Swish! Swim School, 72 Loewen Rd, #01-08, Singapore 248848, +65 9832 2522, www.swishswimming.com/mums-bubs
Soap Ministry offers a large range of workshops, including a Basic Melt & Pour Class and Bath Bomb Workshop. The best part? Kids are welcome to join! Both parent and child can get creative and put their skills to the test by attending the workshop together. You’ll also get to bring home your finished products, whether it’s a beautiful soap in your favourite mould or a natural bath bomb made with your desired essential oils. Check out the link below for the age requirements for each type of class.
Soap Ministry, Orchard Gateway #03, Orchard Rd, #04 277, Singapore 238858, +65 6634 1920, www.soapministry.com/workshop
Express you creativity on a blank canvas at Arteastiq’s art jamming session! A 50cm x 50cm canvas and unlimited acrylic paint colors are provided, as well as a free drink for each attendee. Here, you and the family can put your art skills to the test and paint whatever you fancy. The kiddos will surely have fun as they’ll be allowed to just do their thing with their own individual canvas, and you can all even hang your completed artworks at home once they’re completed!
Arteastiq, 333A Orchard Road #04-14/15, Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238867, +65 6235 8370, www.arteastiq.com/art-jam
Yes, candles are meant to smell good, but they should also look good too! Nadra Louise Studio offers some of the most interesting candle making workshops with really fun moulds. You have a variety of classes to choose from, including their Macaron Candle Class, Pudding Candle Class and Cupcake Candle Class. The product you’ll bring home at the end will be no simple candle; it’ll look really pretty and delicious at the same time!
Nadra Louise Studio, 10 Ubi Cres, #01-62 Ubi Techpark, Singapore 408564, www.klook.com/candle-making-workshops
Craft is a wonderful way for a family to bond. There are two workshops offered here via Klook, the first being an Animal Dolls Workshop. You’ll be provided the materials to stitch together a tiny stuffed animal from scratch, and everyone in the family can play a part to contribute to the making of your new furry friend! Their other workshop is a batik-related workshop where the entire family can paint and colour pre-traced batik designs, filling it up with gorgeous, vibrant shades.
Family Bonding Workshop, www.klook.com/singapore-workshop