Get Into the Holiday Spirit With Arts & Crafts Activities in NJ


Glassblowing. Paint-your-own pottery. Clay creations. Candle making. Whatever your craft of choice, the Garden State has hundreds of unique destinations where you can brush up on a variety of artsy ideas.

The holiday season is quickly approaching and one of the best ways to get into the spirit is to get your arts and crafts on! Below we've compiled a list of some of the best arts and crafts locations around New Jersey, including several close to or in Morristown!

Happy holidays and enjoy!

All Fired Up, Collingswood

South Jersey’s original paint-your-own pottery studio is still one of the best. Select a piece of pottery from an expansive collection of well, virtually anything you can think of, choose your colors, and glaze away. Your one-of-a-kind masterpiece will be fired and ready in a few days. 

Even if you’ve never picked up a paintbrush in your life, the staff here will leave you feeling like Van Gogh, or at least a semi-pro. 

December specials from All Fired Up.

More to enjoy: Indoor and outdoor seating, take-home kits, glass fusing, board/pallet art, canvas painting, and parties for all ages and celebrations.

ReWax & UnWine, Jersey City

Founded in 2018, the ReWax & UnWine website sums up this part candle studio, part social experience best: Pour a little wax. Pour a little wine. Cheers to a good time! This candle studio is open to the public and is a favorite to many. 


What you’ll love: ethically sourced, clean-burning coconut wax, candle pour parties where you create a custom scent from a collection of fifty fragrances, virtual team-building events, special date night activities, and ladies’ nights infused with candle-making. . .and a bit of karaoke too! Adults only. Reservations required.

Glassworks Studio, Morristown

If you haven’t clicked with other types of crafting, Glassworks Studio may be for you. Located in downtown Morristown the studio is open to the public, novice and artist alike. All ages from three and up are welcome. 

Customer work from Glassworks!

Trained instructors are on-site to help you learn about the world of glassmaking and create a treasure worth bragging about. Select a project from a vast variety of options, create, and voila! your work of art will be put into the kiln and ready in about a week. Another awesome offering: glassmaking parties. Reservations required.

Mud Clay Studio, Boonton and Madison

Take crafting into your own hands with this amazing multi-faceted clay studio. With two great locations in northern New Jersey, Mud Clay Studio offers a little bit of everything for everybody. 

Pottery wheel at Mud Clay Studios

Pottery wheel classes are available for kids, teens, and adults. Guests can also take part in BYOB Claydates (a one-time wheel class), daily clay hand-building sessions, clay studio parties for kids and adults, Clay Summer Camp, Family Clay sessions, Studio membership for expert potters, and even pick-up and take-home Curbside Clay. Here, it’s always a great day for clay.

Bazaar Star Beadery, Ridgewood

Create your own wearable art at this magical wonderland of bead-making. Necklaces, bracelets, anklets, earrings, and more are yours for the making.

Beading Basics Necklace from Bazaar Star Beadery

Described as “The Ultimate Beading Experience,” this unique craft outing is perfect for kids’ birthdays, nights out with friends (bring your own vino), and Girl Scout troop get-togethers. Check out the beading classes too. You are encouraged to Bead All You Can Bead . . .and this is a fantastic place to do it. Another unique experience you’ll find here: sound ceremonies.

Hot Sand, Asbury Park

Celebrate New Jersey’s rich glassblowing history and make an original work of art at Hot Sand. This ultra-exciting studio located in Asbury Park is known to many as New Jersey’s first public-access glassblowing studio on the Jersey Shore. Not only can you learn how to blow glass you can also purchase one-of-a-kind handmade items from the gallery too. 

Creations at Hot Sand

Perfect for individuals, scout troops, group events, corporate outings, and more. Hot Sand has brought joy to customers for over a decade. Join in the glassmaking fun and be one of them.

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