TheSmartLocal – Singapore’s Leading Travel and Lifestyle Portal

Skip to content
Craft workshops - cover image

11 Unique Craft Workshops & Activities In Singapore From $28/Pax If You Need A New Hobby

Craft workshops & activities in Singapore

If one of your new year’s resolutions is to try something new, you might’ve considered picking up a cool hobby with a friend. Well, what about getting chaotically creative with balloon splatter paintings? Or reduce wastage by turning used eggshells into coasters

We’ve rounded up a list of 11 unique craft activities you can dip your toes – or fingers – into this year. Try them out and who knows? You might just find something that intrigues you. 

1. Paper-making workshop – Make customised papers from pulp

Craft workshops - paper making workshop by Print N Matters
Image credit:
Print N Matters

Writing cards to your besties may be your love language – but get this, instead of purchasing coloured paper for your cards, why not make your own? At Print N Matters, you can learn to make paper from scratch and customise its colour and design.

The process involves using paper pulp from unused scraps of paper – then, you can try mixing your own colour combination, adding pressed leaves, or sprinkling bits of flowers. There’s no limit to how many sheets of paper you can make within the hour-long workshop, so let your creativity shine through and don’t hold back. 

Image credit:

Besides taking home a stack of unique handmade paper, you’ll also get a $5 store voucher. You can use it to purchase paper made by the experienced staff, notebooks, or stickers from the Print N Matters store.

Book a paper making workshop session at Print N Matters.

Rate: $36/pax 

Address: 3011 Bedok Industrial Park E, #03-2014, Singapore 489977
Operating hours: 10am-6pm, Daily
Contact: 8800 3563 | Print N Matters website

2. Balloon splatter workshop – Pop balloons to make art

Craft workshops - balloon splatter workshop
It’s a creative way to blow off some steam a
s you fling darts at the balloons filled with paint.
Image credit:

If you watched the first The Princess Diaries movie, you’ll remember a scene where Mia did balloon splatter art with her mum. Well, you can do that irl and be the main character at Art Pop Studio. Throw darts at paint-filled balloons attached to a canvas and watch the colours explode on it.

Before you enter the splash zone, instructors will share some art techniques like colour-mixing and layering. With the knowledge gained, you won’t be as clueless about the process and have more ways to spice up your masterpiece.

art pop studio balloon splatter workshop
Image credit:

If you have kids aged 5 years or older, bring them along to have some family fun. For once, they can have their fun and make a mess without you having to worry about cleaning it up. As darts are involved, parental supervision is strongly encouraged

The paint will need a few days to dry – you can come back and pick it up or have it delivered at an additional fee.

Book a balloon splatter workshop.

Rates: $69/pax
Group rates: $66/pax for groups of 3-4 | $62/pax for groups of 5-6 |$60/pax for groups of 7 or more

Address: 3007 Ubi Road 1, #06-446, Singapore 408701
Opening hours: Wed-Fri 11am-7pm | Sat-Sun 11am-5pm (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)
Contact: 9663 6864 | Art Pop website

3. Beeswax wrap workshop – Customise reusable food safe wraps

TheSustainabilityProject beeswax wrap making workshop
Have some fun while reducing your impact on the environment.
Image credit: @thesustainabilityproject_

If you bake or cook at home, you probably tend to use lots of plastic cling wraps. A more sustainable option is to replace them with reusable beeswax wraps. Instead of buying one, consider making your very own and find out what goes into making one with The Sustainability Project.

In this 45-minute workshop, you’ll get to make 2-3 beeswax wraps that can last 6 months each. The best part is that they are non-toxic, and reusable, perfect for wrapping your food. 

Craft workshops - beeswax wrap making
You get to pick out your desired design for your handmade beeswax wrap.
Image credit: The Sustainability Project

Both physical and virtual workshops are available, so even couch potatoes can take up this hobby from home. Materials will be provided for both – all you need to bring is an open mind and eagerness to learn.

Book a beeswax wrap making workshop.

Virtual workshop: $45/pax
Physical workshop: $55/pax | $105/2 pax | $190/4 pax

Address: 21 Bukit Batok Crescent, #06-78 WCEGA Tower, Singapore 658065
Opening hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 11am-6.30pm | Sat-Sun 11am-4pm (Closed on Thursdays)
Contact: 8316 0845 | The Sustainability Project website

4. Jelly lipstick workshop – Make your own colour-changing lipstick

Kailijumei lipsticks
Image credit:

OGs will remember Kailijumei’s flower jelly lipsticks that were all the rage back in 2016. Its main pull was the colour-changing nature, depending on the pH level of your lips. 

Try making your very own at M.Y. Time Works’ Dual Core Jelly Lipstick Workshop. Customise the flower and specs you want encased in the jelly, as well as the lipstick casing with styles ranging from elegant to quirky.

Craft workshops - jelly lipstick workshop
Adapted from: Klook

We think this would make a cute gift for your friends – and the store even provides gift boxes to package your present nicely. 

Book a dual core jelly making class.

Rate: $55/pax

Address: Blk 421, Clementi Avenue 1, #39-375, Singapore 120421
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 9853 3120 | M.Y. Time Works website

5. Ukulele Paint & Play – Learn to play the ukulele that you painted

SmallGiant ukulele paint and play
Image credit:

If your new year resolution is to pick up a new instrument, consider Ukulele Paint & Play at SmallGiant Music Singapore. You get to flex 2 talents here – learn the basics of playing the ukulele, and painting it to reflect your personality.

Sessions are held every Saturday and Sunday, with each one being 3 hours long. The workshop starts with painting and decorating the musical instruments. Afterwards, an instructor will teach you the basic techniques and a simple tune.

SmallGiant ukulele lesson
Image credit:

At the end of the workshop,  bring your new baby home and get practising. You’ll have a pretty cool ukulele to display in your room.

Book a ukelele paint & play workshop.

Rate: $98/pax

Address: 865 Mountbatten Road, #01-30, Katong Shopping Centre, Singapore 437844
Opening hours: By appointment only.
Contact: 8030 5452 | Small Giant Music website

6. Decoden phone case – Decorate phone cases with cute charms

Craft workshops- decoden phone case crafts
Decoden” is a Japanese term which means to decorate a mobile case.
Image adapted from: @craftbeast_handmade, @craftbeast_handmade

A blinged up phone cases with adorable charms is the mark of a true cool cat. In fact, you’ve most likely seen these 3D-like dreamy cases on your feed. What if we told you that at CraftBeast Handmade, you can learn to make your own decoden phone case

The process usually involves piping paint on a phone case before sticking charms on it while it’s wet. Once the paint dries down, it will hold its shape and the charms. 

craftbeast handmade store interior
Image credit:

Besides phone cases, you can also decorate hair brushes and jewellery boxes. Just pick what you want to decorate, select paint colours, and then choose from a myriad of charms – from Hello Kitty to a mini Spiderman. If you want matching phone cases with bae, there are also letter beads to personalise the items. The best part: there’s no limit to the number of charms you can use. 

Book a decoden phone case DIY experience.

Rates: $28 for a phone case 

Address: 345 Beach Road, #02-00, Singapore 199568
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am-7pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 8182 5985 | CraftBeast Handmade website

7. Soap making workshop – Create handmade soap bars

Craft workshops - soap making workshop
Image credit:

If you want to spruce up your bathroom with your own creations, head on over to Soap Ministry. This is the perfect opportunity to rope your kids in for a family activity. They’ve got a few different courses where you can learn to make uniquely-shaped soaps in 2 ways: the quick Melt & Pour or do it from scratch. 

In the Melt & Pour workshop, you’ll get to choose between 3 different experience levels – Basic, Upsize, and Intermediate. Basic is the easiest and recommended for kids. If you want to learn the layering technique and add more pizzazz to your handmade soaps, go for Upsize. 

cold process soap making workshop
Soaps made from the cold press workshop with marbled design.
Image credit: Soap Ministry

Intermediate has more advanced techniques like flower petal infusions to intermediate cutting. The first 2 courses are compulsory to be taken before the others to build your soap-making foundations. The higher up in difficulty you go, the more intricate the soaps you make are. 

Book a soap making workshop.

Melt & Pour: $49/pax (Basic) | $89/pax (Upsize) | $189/pax (Intermediate)
Cold Press: From $110

Orchard Gateway outlet
Address: 277 Orchard Road, #03-04, Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858
Opening Hours: 11am-8pm, Daily
Contact: 6634 1920 | Soap Ministry website

LW Technocentre outlet:
Address: 31 Toh Guan Road East, #04-08, LW Technocentre, Singapore 608608
Opening Hours: 11am-8pm, Daily
Contact: 6465 9098 | Soap Ministry website

8. Pleated bag workshop – Craft sustainable bags in a fashion store

pleated bag workshop

If you’d like to add some edge to your fashion, perhaps consider styling your fit up with a unique bag – and a handmade one, at that. Take a trip to GINLEE Studio, where you’ll learn how to make a pleated bag in-store. 

These bags are a sustainable slay. The store aims to combat waste from unsold clothes by reducing inventory and making clothes to order. The pleated bag workshop is part of their GINLEE _/\/\/\ake initiative where customers get to craft their own cushion covers, pleated bags, and tops.

Craft workshops - pleated bag workshop
Staff members will assist you through each step so you’ll be in good hands.
Image credit: GINLEE

During the 1.5-hour workshop, choose the type of pleats and colour you’d like and get to making a bag that’s unique to you. The workshops are available at 2 outlets, Great World and Raffles.

Book a pleated bag making experience.

Small bag: $78/pax
Medium bag: $98/pax

Great World outlet
Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #01-145, Great World City Shopping Centre, Singapore 237994
Opening hours: 10am-9.30pm, Daily
Contact: 8949 4154  | GINLEE website

Raffles outlet
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #02-08, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Opening hours: 10am-9.30pm, Daily
Contact: 8784 3160 (Whatsapp) | GINLEE website

9. Silversmithing workshop – Make unique silver rings

silversmithing workshop
Image credit:

Nothing says “a match made in heaven” more than handcrafted couple rings. Step into The Imperial Smithster’s workshop and get a hands-on lesson on basic silversmithing with your special person.

During the 3-hour workshop, learn the techniques used to make silver jewellery such as soldering, piercing, and texturing. You’ll get to handle the tools provided in the workshop to make your ring and add your own personalised flair to it.

Once you’ve mastered the art of silversmithing, you can come back and work on a handmade engagement ring that will win your significant other’s heart – or matching pendants for your besties

Book a silversmithing workshop.

Rates: From $120/pax

Address: 229 Joo Chiat Road, #03-01, Singapore 427489
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm | Sat-Sun 10am-6pm
Contact: 8256 3864 | The Imperial Smithster website

10. Eggshell coaster making – Upcycle your eggshells

Craft workshops - eggshell coasters
Image credit:

Eggshells are often mindlessly tossed into the bin. But what if those eggshells could actually be repurposed into something useful? Eco Rangers has eggshell coaster making workshops that’ll teach you how to turn one man’s trash into your treasure.

Eggshell coaster workshop
Image credit:

This workshop brings you through each step on how to turn eggshell bits into pretty coasters. You even get to personalise the coasters with your name and a myriad of colours.

Book an eggshell coaster making workshop. 

Rates: $40/pax

Address: 68 Orchard Road, #04-08D, Pit Stop, Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839
Opening hours: 10am-8pm, Daily
Contact: 9742 9617 | Eco Rangers website

11. Art buffet – All-in-one art studio

studio an art buffet
Image credit:

For the indecisive, why not just have a go at it all? At Studio An, treat yourself to an art class buffet. Within the span of 3 hours, you’re given free will to try out any of the given artforms such as silk screen painting, wood or lino cut printing, and even calligraphy.

All the necessary materials are provided – so make use of them and let your creativity run wild. 

Craft workshops - studio an tufting workshop
Tufting has been all the rage last year, having taken over our TikTok algorithms
Image credit:

There are even tufting workshops at the studio. Instructors will guide you through using the tufting gun, safety practices, and getting the gist of how it all works. After the workshop, the studio staff will trim, seal and apply the backing fabric of your tufted piece for you. You can then collect your finished work 2-3 weeks later.

Book a art buffet session or tufting workshop.

Art buffet: $55/pax for a 3-hour session
Tufting workshop: $185/pax

Address: 18 Kaki Bukit Road 3, #02-19, Singapore 415978
Opening hours: Wed-Sat 10.30am-11pm (Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
Contact: 8023 7217 (WhatsApp) | Studio An website

Try something new with your friends

This year, start afresh and try something new. There are many cool things to do in Singaporeand sometimes, all it takes is stepping out to explore and finding something you might end up being really into.

Whether it is getting crafty and creating decoden phone cases with your besties or making eggshell coasters with the family, you’ll be able to find new experiences within this list. It’s also a good excuse to get out the house and spend quality time with your loved ones.

For more fun things to do indoors:

Cover image adapted from: Print N Matters, @smallgiant.musicsg,