My kids are always drawing, coloring or crafting something. My closets are overflowing with yarn, beads, crayons, paint, stickers and hot glue guns. My kids love to craft and I love to foster their creativity. So when The Giggling Pig in Shelton, CT reached out to me to come explore their art studio I jumped at the opportunity. I had never heard about the studio before but after doing a little research I knew I was going to love every minute I spent there.
From the moment I walked into The Giggling Pig in Shelton (they have a 2nd location in Bethel, CT) I knew this place was going to be fun. There were brightly colored walls, vibrant painted murals, and crafting supplies all around. An ordinary support pole was creatively transformed into a tree with branches and twinkle lights. The whole space has a whimsical vibe.
The Giggling Pig offers art classes for children and adults. They have a large selection of classes from paint and sip adult parties, showers, birthday parties, art lessons, and art camps. I chose the mommy & me art class for children ages 0-5. It was the perfect class for all three of my kids to participate together in age appropriate activities.
Each mommy & me class is structured around a children’s book. The crafts and activities are all related to the theme of the book. There are aprons and supplies set up for children and parents to create their own crafts. My kids loved gluing, painting, and coloring. They got to use watercolors, dot paint, glitter and sequins to create beautiful works of art to add to our collection.
There were some quiet toys laid out on a small rug for little ones to take a break from art and play. They also had a sensory bin filled with salt and different objects to search for (we used salt in one of the projects too). My kids really liked sifting through the salt and filling different cups. I like that there were different stations to keep my kids engaged, but not all having to do with art.
After everyone had a chance to complete the crafts, the class teacher had all of the kids sit on the floor while she read the book. Our book mentioned hibernating and she brought out a hibernating hedgehog that they have in the studio as a pet. It was a mini-lesson perfect for the age group.
Mommy & Me Prices
You can register for classes online or walk in. They offer packages for classes to save money if you plan on coming frequently.
$15 – Walk-In
$55 – 4 Pack
$100 – 8 Pack
Note: There’s currently a Groupon valid for select classes at the Bethel location.
We enjoyed The Giggling Pig so much that I wanted to share the fun with you. I’m giving away a $15 gift card to The Giggling Pig to two lucky readers!
Read the contest rules below and enter for your chance to win. Good luck!
- Enter below using your Facebook login or email address for the chance to win one $15 gift card for The Giggling Pig valid at the Shelton, CT or Bethel, CT locations.
- Must be at least 18 years old to enter
- Only one entry per person
- Contest closes on February 8, 2017 at 8 pm
- One winner will be chosen at random and notified through email
- The winner will have 48 hours to respond by email with his/her address to claim prize. If he/she does not respond in the designated time he/she forfeits their chance at the prize. A new winner will be chosen.
- Entry into this contest constitutes your acceptance of these contest rules