Some kids just need to create, and if you've exhausted the possibilities at home (or aren't so crafty yourself) enrolling your child in a class to learn some new skills can be a great option. Many possibilities in our area are available to encourage your project-minded kid \u2013 here's a few to check out! Michael's Most folks know Michael's is an excellent craft store chain, but did you know they also offer seemingly countless classes for kids?\u00a0Craft Paint Basics\u00a0teaches children how to use chalkboard paint (in a whole range of hues) on glassware, ceramics, wood and plastics. Enhance that paint with some totally cool chalk markers and let your kids go to town! Another awesome offering is the\u00a0Kinetic Sand: Now in Color\u00a0class. What child wouldn't like to dig his or her hands into this stuff, create molds of every shape and kind, then destroy them and start all over? This class is ideal for sensory play. Michael's also offers an extensive variety of baking classes for kids. Are they wild about cake pops? That's just a start. All types of cake-making classes are available. They'll even learn to frost those confections like a pro! Michael's 14670 US Hwy 31-N, Carmel (317) 580-9200 www.michaels.com Jo Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Jo Ann's offers an entire Kids Studio, which means lots of classes to choose from, based on your child's age and interests. Perfect for the holidays, try the\u00a0Fleece Animal Scarf\u00a0option for ages five and up. Little ones will get to stitch a scarf with a funny face in a one time, one hour class. Or how about making some\u00a0Little Lazy Pants? Recommended for those eight and up, your youngster will sew a pj-type pair of "lazy pants" in two, two hour sessions. What could be better for staying cozy this time of year? Kids Can Knit\u00a0is a three hour endeavor that will leave your child feeling accomplished and toasty at the same time. And\u00a0Wilton Jolly Gents Gingerbread Men\u00a0is the perfect holiday-themed class for your aspiring young baker. He or she can go crazy with those candy decorations and munch on the delicious results. Jo Ann Fabric and Craft 1361 W. 86th St., Indianapolis (317) 259-4506 www.joann.com Beads Amore' Do you have a budding jewelry designer in your brood? Head over to Beads Amore' and soon they'll be more in love with this particular craft than ever before. Beginner classes are open to all ages and are two hours in length.\u00a0New Beginning Bead Jewelry\u00a0covers all the fundamental concepts of beading and will put your child on a path to creating something wonderful \u2013 and wearable! There are even private classes available for those who prefer a more focused, one-on-one learning experience. Beads Amore' 3834 East 82nd St., Clearwater Crossing, Indianapolis (317) 595-0144 www.beadsamore.com A Sewing Studio in Carmel Have a little fashionista at home? Let her create projects as unique as she is. A Sewing Studio uses a proven sewing curriculum developed just for kids. Students as young as seven will learn basic sewing terms, sewing machine skills, how to read a pattern, how to layout and cut a pattern and garment assembly. Adults can take classes too! A Sewing Studio Located in The Village of West Clay\u00a0in Carmel 317) 440-7709 www.asewingstudio.com Also, be sure to check out\u00a0Nickel Plates Arts\u00a0(www.nickelplatearts.org), the\u00a0Fishers Parks and Recreation Department\u00a0(www.fishers.in.us), Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation (www.carmelclayparks.com) and\u00a0The Hamilton County Arts Association(www.hcaa-in.org\/classes.php) for other crafty, creative classes for kids!