Bay Shore welcomes Long Island’s second Krafty Hands arts and crafts entertainment shop


A unique and artsy activity experience for children is setting up shop in Bay Shore. 

Founded in 1989 and originally known as Fun Craft, Krafty Hands is debuting its second franchise and first Suffolk County location inside the old Bearfoot Yoga studio space at 146 Main St., across from Willy Nilly. 

Priyanka Soni Khanna of Krafty Hands said the franchise’s newest storefront will have a soft opening March 12 during the town’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. 

“The owner of the Bay Shore location came into the Krafty Hands family about a year ago, loved what we did, and thought it would be a perfect thing to do, so she decided to open up her own,” Khanna said. 

The Syosset-based children’s entertainment business gives kids the opportunity to create their own masterpieces, which include plaster designs, tie-dye clothing, paintings and stuffed animal-making. 

Krafty Hands is primarily a kid’s birthday party place, but Hanna noted they also host corporate events, Girl Scout events, team-building gatherings, fundraisers and classes. 

At the Bay Shore location specifically, Khanna said, the franchise owner plans to organize a “Ladies Night” craft event.  

The main goal of Krafty Hands is to expose more children, and adults, to all the fun, creative and enjoyable aspects of art, Khanna said.

“I hope we become a significant part of the kids growing up in the community, in Syosset they all know what Krafty Hands is,” Khanna said. “We all know that art is an essential part of growing up as a child.” 

Continue to follow for updates on Krafty Hands’ opening and its upcoming ribbon-cutting ceremony. 

Top: A group of girls decorating sweatshirts outside of Krafty Hands Syosset. Photo courtesy of the business’ Facebook page.