Here’s a holiday PSA from us here at Red Tricycle NY:  Your mother-in-law does not need another serving platter that you picked up in a panic at Macy’s. However, she’ll love one personally hand-painted by her grandchild! Make holiday dreams come true — and keep your little one engaged on a cold or rainy day — at one of these drop-in spots where kids can unleash their creativity and help you cross a few folks off your gift list!

For Inspiring Crafts: Oliloli Arts & Crafts Studio in Queens

It is hard not to be inspired by this bright and airy crafts studio. Oliloli features rustic wooden tables surrounded by a bevy of ceramics pieces and an artful display of paints, findings and ribbons of all kinds and colors. Kids can paint the grandparents a new ceramic menorah or fuse together colored glass into a gorgeous ornament for their favorite aunt. Oliloli offers paint-your-own ceramics and canvas, glass fusing, paper and wood crafts and more. There is no studio fee and many projects can be created for less than $25.

Good to know: Kids ages four and up will enjoy Oliloli; glass fusing is for ages 12 and older

Hours: Sun., Tues. & Thurs., noon-6p.m.; Fri.-Sat. noon-8p.m., Closed Mon.

103-23 Metropolitan Ave. Forest Hills, NY 11375


photo: Oliloli Arts & Crafts Studio/Vik Photography


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—Hanna R. Neier