For Father’s Day (I know, I am way behind) we took the kids to As You Wish for their Father’s Day event to make daddy a mug for a Father’s Day gift.
The plan was for my friend and I to hang out while the kids painted, but we couldn’t just sit there after a few minutes!
We ended up painting our own pieces while the kids worked on their projects!
As You Wish is a place where creativity flows!
As You Wish is an indoor, air conditioned studio which is great for Arizona summers. You can do painting or even do some glass cutting projects.
There is a studio fee and the cost of the project you are painting, but I feel it is affordable for hours of endless creativity and my entire family loves going there. The cost of the projects range on the size of the project you work on, but the options are everything from something small to something large.
There are many different projects to choose from (over the years we have collected a unicorn, penguin, skateboard, mermaid, mug, and coffee travel cup).
And the staff is always friendly! (We actually closed down the shop this particular night and got to socialize with the staff while we finished and they cleaned. They were fabulous!)
My friend and I each made a travel coffee mug for ourselves while the kids painted mugs for their daddy and grandpa for Father’s Day.
I love that the process is easy too!
We go in, pick out our project and find a table. The kids get to pick their own paint colors, brushes, sponges, stencils, etc. to put their creativity to use.
I love that they get to do it all! I have taken Buddy since he was 4 years old. I would probably say that 3-4 is the age I would bring my child to do their own, but I have seen many people bring babies to paint handprints or footprints!
When you are finished, you give your finished piece to the staff, pay the studio fee and product fee, and then leave your piece with them to be fired.
Go back a couple days later to pick up your finish product and viola! A beautiful project created just by your kid (or you!) (So remember if you are doing something for a gift or a specific day, you need to do your project a few days in advance so it can be fired!)
You can see their calendar of events to find other fun things to do with the kids (or as a mom’s night out!)
What project would you make?