Art Factory-IN-A-BOX

Bring the best of our studio home for a day!

WARNING! These activities may result in deep play: Pure absolute absorption in materials. Please allow children the freedom to experiment. Let them delight in the discovery, experimentation and find joy in the process.

1 Week

Monday-Friday, 1 expertly curated sensory activity per day

 $275 +HST

1 Standard Day

1  expertly curated wet or dry sensory activity

$60 +HST

1 Deluxe Day


IMAGINATION BIN: decorate-your-own costumes and instruments to keep & borrow a working microphone!


ARCHITECT MAKER BIN: all our maker table items (plus extras!) and your choice of a wooden dollhouse or build-your-own mini tree house

$80 +HST

“We were amazed by how engaged the children were with the materials–it provided hours of sensory play! The kids alternated between ‘cooking’ independently and collaborating on giant cakes and stews. Visiting the Children’s Art Factory is one of our favourite family activities and this was a great way to share that joy at home.”


Art Factory in a Box was a super way to spend time with the kids and brought the imagination and creativity of the Art Factory right to our house. There’s nothing better than the open ended play and our kids were occupied for hours. As a parent, it was great because the Art Factory thought of everything we would need. The kids keep asking when we can do it again!


We have collected all the best activities at Children’s Art Factory for you to enjoy at home. We will clean up the mess and sanitize everything before each activity is used again. The boxes are great for sharing between siblings!  Please note: these may create mess! Setting them up outside may be the best option for some boxes. 
Free delivery within Guelph city limits. Delivery to the surrounding area may be available for an additional fee, please email to find out more. Each box is rentable for one day only. Delivery/pick-ups start at 9:00 am from Monday-Friday.
Payment in full is required within 24 hours of booking. You will receive details on how to make payments once your registration form has been reviewed by a staff member.

Contact: for more information or to book a box. 

The content of each bin may vary. We try to accommodate depending on age of children, number of children participating and interests of each child.

“I feel like I have a lot in common with the Art Factory; we share ideas about how to foster creative experiences for young children, we trade resources such as books and blogs for encouragement and questions, and sometimes the same children that attend my classroom are fortunate enough to also visit the Art Factory. While Melissa is usually immersed in maintaining the space and materials that make the Art Factory the unique place that it is, our current situation has presented unique challenges for those of us pondering how to promote learning through free play. As a kindergarten teacher I am familiar with a particular approach to bins; they are frequently assembled with very specific materials for prescribed tasks in mind. It is refreshing however to see Melissa take the format of bins and use them as curated mobile spaces in which to assemble open-ended materials for children. While the Maker Bins at the Art Factory are described as having “no instructions” it would appear that the rich array of tools and materials in each bin will provide very appropriate directions for little hands. I am really pleased to see that Melissa has been making intentional plans to support the well-being of children by extending the Art Factory outward. This is a new Art Factory model, and it helps me see what is possible; as a Kindergarten teacher it’s an approach to independent learning  that I am taking note of as I look hopefully toward a return to Kindergarten in September.”

Aaron Senitt,

Kindergarten Educator Paisley Rd PS. OCT, B.F.A, M.A. AE