Arts and Crafts in CHICAGO with kids

Who’s ready to have an ART attack! Arts & Crafts are such a great way for kids to get creative and express themselves, and in Chicago, Illinois there are certainly plenty of places ready to help them!

The Prairie State is filled with painting studios, pottery workshops and other artistic activities which are perfectly suited for those younger art lovers. It’s a great way for kids to get their hands messy, and just have a great time with the family making something special.

Whether kids want to paint, sketch, draw, mould, glue, cut or shape….Chicago is FILLED with creative places for them to let their inner Picasso shine through!

Some places offer lessons which are great for them to learn the basic techniques, and other places offer pre-made pottery items so they can get straight to painting. 

Let Chicago inspire creativity and give your family a CRAFTY family day out! 

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    (22 miles) Elk Grove Village

    Buried treasure fun for the kids aged 1 to 9, with the hands-on amusements and entertainment to shivvvvver their timbers! From pirate ships to paddle boats...a great family day out for those little ...

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    (36 miles) East Dundee

    Great family fun spending the day in three amusement parks in one...as well as a zoo!

  • Six Flags Great America

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    (37 miles) Gurnee

    Those infamous thrill rides and family fun is waiting at this iconic Illinois theme park - Six Flags! From wet rides to dry and the gentle to the terrifying, they're bigger and better than ever with ...

  • Skokie Water Playground

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    (12 miles) Skokie

    A fun place for the family to cool off in summer, this community water park has slides, play areas and a spray ground!

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    (21 miles) Elk Grove

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  • Pavilion Aquatic Center

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    (21 miles) Elk Grove Village

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    (23 miles) Woodridge

    The exciting water attractions and green open space of Cypress Cove offer thrills and relaxation for all ages. Morning and evening swim lessons are offered.

  • Coral Cove Water Park

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    (27 miles) Carol stream

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    (27 miles) Schaumburg

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    (35 miles) Waukegan

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    (35 miles) Crown Point

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    (36 miles) Williamsburg

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    (38 miles) Joliet

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    (41 miles) Round Lake

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    (44 miles) Yorkville

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  • Splash Valley

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    (55 miles) Kankakee

    Splash Valley Aquatic Park’s attractions range from Rip-Roaring waters, to a zero-depth play ground, to a tropical sand pit. With all this and more, Splash Valley promises to be the hottest place ...

  • Magic Waters Waterpark

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    (73 miles) Cherry Valley

    Cool off in summer at this family water park, with great attractions for the whole family including slides, rivers, and the largest wave pool in Illinois!

  • Surfari Joes Water Park

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    (73 miles) Watervliet

    Come splash the day away in 18,000 sq ft of indoor water park fun in SW Michigan!

  • CoCo Key Indoor Water Park

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    (73 miles) Rockford

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  • Shedd Aquarium

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    (1 miles) Chicago

    Shedd aquarium has over 32,000 animals you can come and see (with plenty you can touch!) Underwater family fun in Chicago!

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    (3 miles) Chicago

    Lincoln Park Zoo is a world of wildlife in the shadow of skyscrapers...and it's FREE! Kids can encounter animals from all over the planet, just minutes north of Chicago!

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    (11 miles) Brookfield

    216 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with lots of beautiful animals waiting for families to visit them! An animal-tastic family day out in Chicago - both fun AND educational!

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    (25 miles) Wheaton

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  • Kline Creek Farm

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    (27 miles) West Chicago

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    (39 miles) Michigan City

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    (66 miles) Belvidere

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    (70 miles) East Troy

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    (72 miles) Coloma

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    (1 miles) Chicago

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    (88 miles) Nappanee

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    (4 miles) Chicago

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    (4 miles) Chicago

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  • Exploritorium

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    (12 miles) Skokie

    The Exploritorium is a incredible place where children and adults can come and explore together through interactive play!