doodlebug parties are now held in our new (and improved) studio at 1000 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard (downstairs from the San Anselmo Recreaton Office in the Isabel Cook Community Center). We can now accomodate more partiers, far more comfortably. We haven't lost the creative atmosphere though -you'll know you are in an Art Studio!
Party Project Options
1 – 10 $235
11 – 15 $295
16 – 20 $355
Pottery Painting The doodlebug classic party. Each guest will paint the item of your choice. You can then pick up your finished masterpieces in a week. doodlebug will glaze and fire them for you so they have that nice glossy finish (which makes them food, dishwasher and microwave safe). Paint is washable and non-toxic. For all ages, however, children under 5 sometimes finish these projects very quickly.
· Dinner Plates*
Other Painting Projects
We'll help you decorate the fun item of your choice using acrylic (not washable but permanent on the item) or poster paint (washable but somewhat less vibrant and not water resistant). We will work with you to find a fun subject, style or scene to paint. For all ages, however, children under 5 may finish quickly.
· Canvas (11 x 14)
· Vertical Garden
· Wooden Treasure Box
Choose your favorite colorful and patterned papers. We’ll show you how to tear them into appropriately-sized pieces and use them to decorate your item. You’ll use an adhesive that is both a “glue” and a sealant, making the finished piece somewhat glossy and longer-lasting. You can also add rhinestones or sequin shapes for a little bling. For ages 3+. This is an ideal project for younger children since it is broken up into “steps” which helps control timing.
· Wood Box
· Wall Plaque*
Use our collection of "tesserae", including pebbles, shells, beads, marbles, broken tile and more to cover the surface of your chosen item. Ages 3+
· Wall Plaque*
We will help you hand sew something special, whether you're an old-timer or first-timer. No experience required! For ages 7+
· Tooth Fairy Pillow
· "Kimochi"-style feelings
*For ages 7 and up.
Wearable Art or Jewelry
We’ll provide everything you need to create a distinctive piece of wearable art. For ages 4+ (for younger children we recommend the necklace/bracelet projects.
· Design a small tote bag
· Necklaces and bracelets from beads and buttons, fabric and trims
· Pins from needle-felted wool or fabric
Oven-baked clay - use colorful clay to make small animals, food, people, furniture and more - we'll then bake it in our toaster oven so the items can be taken home from the party.
For ages 5+
Stories and Art – This is a great party for really young party-goers. We’ll read a new or favorite book and stop along the way to do 2 or 3 art projects relating to the story. Please note any book preferences or let us choose one that allows for some great activities.
Collage - Using an 8 x 10 wood base your guests can create unique masterworks. We will cover the table with a variety of materials (papers, fabrics, trims, buttons, beads, shells, pebbles, miscellaneous mosaic pieces, and lots more). We'll provide a few samples of finished collages and then you can all incorporate the ones you choose into fabulous scenes or abstract designs. For ages 4+
Masks – We’ll spend a little time looking at pictures of a variety of traditional masks from around the world. After that we’ll take a pre-made papier mache mask and paint it. Finally, we’ll add embellishments like feathers, rhinestones, and various trims. You’ll end up with a unique piece of art. For Ages 5+.
Forest Houses (for fairies, gnomes, and other magical creatures). We'll provide the basic structure and show you how you can embellish it with a new roof, windows and doors, a flower garden and other unique features. Ages 6+.
*These options include a variety of popular shapes, as available.
Drawing and coloring materials can be provided for guests who finish early at no additional charge.
TO CHECK OR RESERVE A DATE - please contact San Anselmo Recreation at 415.258-4640 or at