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Holiday Crafting and Baking in St. Petersburg

Updated: Nov 20, 2018

A list of holiday arts + crafts and baking events for kids in Tampa Bay.


It isn't the holidays without those adorable homemade keepsakes and gifts. Whether it's arts and crafts or baking, read on for some fun ways your family can get creative together in the Sunshine City this winter.


Arts + Crafts


Menorah Workshop

Sunday, November 18, 2:30-4:00pm

Join the Chabad Jewish Center of St. Petersburg at The Home Depot at Tyrone Blvd. to create your own emoji Menorah or Chanukah kit. Fun for the whole family includes Chanukah music, Chanukah treats, and games and prizes. The event is free but reservations are required. More info.


Home Depot Workshops

Saturday, November 24 & Saturday, December 1, 9:00am-12:00pm

Join a Home Depot workshop at your nearest store to create a Gingerbread Man Ornament (11/24) or a Sled with Reindeer (12/1). Workshops are free but register in advance here.


Practically Pikasso Clay Creations

Various dates

Practically Pikasso hosts several holiday-themed clay workshops for kids and families throughout November and December including Clay Santa and Snowmen Ornaments, Christmas Tree Clay Date, Paint Me a Story Time- Rudolph and Cookies for Santa Kids Night. Prices vary and space is limited, so reserve your spot today. More info.


Aerie Lane Mom + Me Workshops

Various dates

Aerie Lane Largo is the perfect place to spend some quality mom and kid time crafting holiday memories. Mom + Me Workshops are scheduled throughout November and December. See the full schedule here.


Growing Up Crafts & Activities

Various dates

Join Growing Up during the month of December to create holiday-themed crafts with your little ones. These guided activities are best for older toddlers, preschoolers and elementary-aged children. Cost includes access to the indoor play space. See the full schedule here.


Michaels Kids Club

Saturdays in December

Take a break to make at Michaels every Saturday! Kids Club (10am-12pm) and MakeBreak (1-3pm) offer opportunities designed for little makers and family fun. See all classes here.


Baking + Decorating


Gingerbread Building

Friday, December 7, 6:30-8:00pm

This all-ages, family-oriented event gives you the opportunity express your creative and construction building skills at Barbara S. Ponce Public Library. Decorating materials will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your favorite treat(s) or specific item(s) for decorating. Also, there will be an "ugly" holiday attire contest. The person with the "worst" outfit will win a prize! Registration by phone is required. Please call 727-369-0667. More info.


Gingerbread House Party

Monday, December 10, 11:00am-12:00pm

Help sweeten up the holiday season with your little ones at The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay! Join Sunshine City Kids on Monday, December 10th for an intergenerational activity with the senior residents where we'll be building and decorating gingerbread houses together while listening to some holiday tunes. Supplies and snacks will be provided but space is very limited so please register kids in advance. More info.


Gingerbread House Workshops

Saturday, December 15, 12:00-5:30pm

On Saturday, December 15, decorate your own gingerbread house at FarmTable Cucina's Winter Wonderland Workshop! Sit beside the Christmas tree outside on the patio and enjoy complimentary apple cider while creating your own miniature winter wonderland gingerbread farmhouse. Tickets are $35 (exclusive of tax and gratuity), which includes one gingerbread house, building supplies from the candyland supply table and two seats on the center patio. Workshop times: 12 pm, 1:30 pm, 3 pm, and 4:30 pm. Workshops are one hour. Plus, get 10% off your bill when you dine at FarmTable Cucina that day! More info.



Holiday Gingerbread House Workshop

Saturday, December 22, 11:00am-12:30pm

Join the holiday fun with Young Chefs Academy as they share decorating tips and tricks to bring your one-of-a-kind, sugar-coated gingerbread house to life! Cost is $35. More info.

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