As companies slowly return to in-person work and events, arts & crafts activities are a great way to increase employee engagement and foster company culture.
Arts & crafts provide an excellent conservation starter for event participants. Employees have the chance to meet new people and bond over their creations before diving into other topics!
These events are inclusive for employees of all skill levels, as everyone is given the chance to learn how to create their own artwork.
While engaging in arts & crafts activities, employees can also have the opportunity to grab drinks and snacks on the side, all the while socializing with their peers.
These activities have the flexibility of being hosted at your office, or you could also host an offsite event at a local venue that provides the materials and lessons!
If your workplace is primarily remote, many of these arts & crafts can be done online and still engage your employees working from home.
Event Ideas 💡
With thousands of arts & crafts and DIY activities in existence, from jewelry making to tie-dyeing, the creative event options for your team are endless. Our team at Epoch has identified a few ideas to begin with:
Pottery 🏺 — your employees can make their own clay vases, bowls, mugs, and more, and even paint them during another session.
Hand Lettering 💌 — how good are your employees at calligraphy? Pretty handwriting doesn’t come to everyone, but a hand lettering class will have your employees stunning everyone with their new styles and techniques.
Origami 🦢 — learn origami basics and folding techniques to create origami designs such as cranes, unicorns, and more!
Chunky Blanket Knitting 🧶 — chunky blankets are a huge internet trend right now. Why not host a lesson for your employees to knit their own?
Candle Making 🕯 — host a candle-making class, where your employees will learn how to blend fragrance oils, prepare candle jars, and melt and pour candle wax.
Terrarium Workshop 🌱 — employees can brighten up their home or office space after learning how to design their own plant terrarium.
This list is by no means comprehensive: feel free to use your own creative event ideas, or ask your team for arts & crafts that they would like to create!