Portland’s crafty heart beats strong this time of year as the holidays get closer and the creative ideas start flowing. Take advantage of all that creativity floating around and craft some handmade gifts with your little ones. The following spots offer instruction and materials to make gifts like baby footprint-paintings and hand dyed silk scarves, as well as making the boxes for the gifts themselves. Click through our album to see our favorite six spots to DIY like a pro.

100th Monkey Studios

100th Monkey Studios works with kids using art therapy techniques, as well as offering open studio time. Now that your budding artists have created all of these handmade gifts, bring them back to make their own gift boxes at a workshop on Dec. 14, from 1-3:30 p.m. $18 includes all materials.

110 SE 16th Ave.
Online: the100thmonkeystudio.com

photo: courtesy of 100th Monkey Studios

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Where do you go to for help in making handmade gifts? Let us know in the Comments!

— Kelley Gardiner