We help creatives start, run and grow your own kids crafting club, with step-by-step training and easy-to-use lesson plans.
You’ve come to the right place!
I don't know where to start, what comes first?
Where do I find a venue and what supplies do I use?
How do I find (and keep) students?
I lack the confidence and guts
Lesson planning! I don't have the time or expertise!
COVID-19 is making me overthink it
We get you. We've been there!
But before we get ahead of ourselves! Let's start at the beginning. :)
Before we started our kids crafting club Christelle ran her own architectural firm and Stefanie worked as an engineer.
While we were so grateful to have successful careers, something was just not sitting right...
Christelle was about to start a family, looked for flexibility and purpose and wanted to follow her passion of crafting with kids and Stefanie was very eager to get out of the rat race and follow her dream of becoming a creative entrepreneur.
Something had to change.
We got together over lunch one afternoon and chatted about our dreams, what really inspired us and what we’d rather be spending our time doing with this short life we’ve been given.
We created a list of the things we WANTED:
Creativity, Work with kids, Teach STEAM skills, Flexibility, Freedom...
That’s when we decided to start selling craft kits and running weekly arts and crafts classes for the kids in our community and our crafting club, Canvas Club, was born!
We believe that to ‘future proof’ kids in this fast-moving world, we need to equip them with the super skills (developed through creative crafting) to become the problem solvers and innovators of tomorrow.
Over the years our club has grown into something more than we could ever have imagined.
It wasn’t always that way.
In fact, when we were starting out, we were overwhelmed, we feared failure and we had no one to turn to for guidance.
We found that we doubted ourselves as we didn’t know how to run a craft club and we don’t have qualifications in art or teaching.
We also THOUGHT we needed a fancy studio and expensive supplies to make a success of it… (and oh boy did we have that wrong!).
We didn't have all the answers, we just knew we wanted to create cool crafts with kids.
We had a lot of ups and downs in the early days.
… Honestly, at times it looked mighty tempting to throw in the towel.
But here’s what we knew: the kids loved every minute of it and so did we!
We were determined to make a success of our crafting club, so we both quit our jobs and went all in. (Yup, you read that right!)
As we figured out all the things, the word started getting out about our original STEAM-inspired craft classes and people started paying attention.
Parents reached out to get their kids to attend our classes and buy craft kits. Then we started doing parties, workshops and events. Then we hired our lovely teacher, Lili. Then we launched classes as an extramural at schools.
When COVID-19 hit we pivoted to virtual classes and boosted craft kits to continue serving our customers in a time where people need creativity more than ever. This enabled us to start serving a wider, international audience.
One thing quickly led to another. Then another… THEN ANOTHER!
We realised that it’s NOT tricky to start a kids crafting club.
All you need is to know WHAT to do (and in WHAT ORDER to do it).
We wanted to help others do the same.
So, we started teaching women from all over the world how to start and grow their own kids crafting clubs and mentor them through our Creative Crafting Club membership!
Now we get to do what we love, and also help other creatives (just like you!) make some extra money doing what they love.
We only open the Creative Crafting Club a few times a year and enrolment is currently closed. Click here to join the waiting list and be the first to know when we open for enrolment again.
After successfully helping hundreds of women create their own kids crafting clubs, our hope is that we’ll be able to help you do the same.
Creativity Awaits - Ready, Set, Go!
Christelle was an architect in her previous life.
She's mom to very busy toddler, Henry.
As much as she loves crafting, she dislikes cooking. If she didn't have a family to feed 'real food', she would easily have settled for eating salads, sweets and toasties for the rest of her life.
Obsessed with kids crafting and all things creative.
Business 'geek' that gets her energy from designing systems and processes and solving problems.
Passionate about creative entrepreneurship and believer that you are in control of your own destiny.
Can be found travelling to wherever it's Summer, spending time outdoors and on the beach with her husband or binging a good Netflix series.
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