Splash parks, pools, and playgrounds have been in the rotation for weeks now, and your kids may be growing weary (shocking, we know). Shake things up with a class or camp that lets the littles keep their hands busy crafting, cooking, inventing, and building.

Jimmy Potters Studio & Workshop

Inviting kids to “clay around,” this pottery studio teaches the ceramic techniques of hand building and mastering the potter’s wheel in weekly half-day camps, through August 21. Bird feeders, animal sculptures, picture frames, soap dishes, and even clay copies of archaeological artifacts are just some of the works young artists ages 6-12 can make.

When: Camps have weekly themes and are held 1:30-4:30, Monday – Friday, through August 21
Cost: $180 per child includes all materials

6504 Williamsburg Blvd (Arlington, VA)
11215 Lee Hwy (Fairfax, VA)
Online: jimmypotters.com

Where do you take your kids to create something out of nothing? Tell us in the comments section below. 

—Emily Coleman Dibella