Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bull City Craft

Yay! Another opening in Durham, and another great recommendation from several or our readers and one of our own Stir Crazy Moms.  We're really excited about this one!

What it is: Bull City Craft just opened on Saturday right next door to Local Yogurt in that fabulous section of Durham near the intersection of 15-501 and University. It's a craft store selling all manner of craft supplies.  In addition, it has activities for kids!  You can stop by anytime and, for a fee, do a craft.  These "drop-in crafts" include birdhouses, boxes, Easter baskets, necklaces and bracelets, cards, shadow boxes, and more.  In addition, they have preschool craft times when, for an even smaller fee, preschoolers can come in and complete an age-appropriate craft!  They also can do thematic birthday parties with goody bags and cupcakes from Durham's DaisyCakes.

What we liked: I love when my kids have the opportunity to make something and express their creativity.  What makes this even better is that all of the materials are supplied and you don't have to clean up after yourself like you would at home!  (I especially liked this part when my son got out the glitter!) It's also in a great location to combine with some of our other favorite activities including Q-Shack, Local Yogurt, Rockwood Park, Forest Hills Park, Foster's Market, Guglhupf, etc.

What we would change: The drop-in crafts are a bit pricey, but at this time of year, I think they would make perfect Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Easter presents.  So, it's a perfect excuse to stop by.  Plus, the cost pays for materials that you would have to buy for yourself otherwise.

Website and other important information: 


Address: 2501 University Dr, Durham, NC

Phone Number:  (919) 419-0800

Hours: 11am-6pm Tuesday-Friday, 11pm-8pm Saturday

Preschool Playcraft time: 11am Tuesday, Thursday, and the first Saturday of the month

Grand Opening Celebration-April 9th!


1. A view of the drop-in crafts

2. The store

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