Stitch maven? Glitterphobic? This Halloween, Wishcraft Workshop has all crafters covered better than a Charlie Brown ghost sheet with classes for the artistically adept to the “I think I just glued my thumb to my finger” set.
The intensely cool North Center studio offers Freaky Friday (dropoff!) sessions for grades K-5 through October 11. Pre-registration required. Focusing on the specific aspects of the candy-happy holiday, these workshops run the gamut—Boo Banners lets kiddos spell out a monster-shaped welcome, while Mask-er Aid is a nice treat for tricks of the trade.
Like to plan ahead? Reserve a spot in one of the wildly popular Sew Spooky Weekend Wonders to create a one-of-a-kind costume. Or if the adrenaline rush of a last-minute felt frenzy toasts your pumpkin seeds, the Costume Rx workshop just prior to Halloween can elevate your kid’s dress-up pieces into the stuff of schoolyard legend.
Offspring not sure what side they’re on this year? Heroes vs. Villains will narrow it down—and gear them to the nines. Not-Sew-Spooky Softies lets your cuddlier kids craft any manner of a fanciful stuffed friend.
And if stitch anxiety is holding you (or them) back, fret not. Because the staff is not only talented, but they’re exceedingly kind. Which, as my kids can attest, is pretty great when one’s mother falls into the “glued fingers” category.
If you go
The Wishcraft Workshop
3907 N. Damen Avenue