Over the past several months, I have been fortunate that I have been able to get to know many local businesses in and around Hunterdon County as I do my research for our Birthday Guide. In addition to offering memorable birthday parties, these businesses provide a fun and creative learning environment for kids through their programs and special events. That is why we launched a new program called THE CREATIVE KIDS CLUB ON THE GO! This Spring, we will be visiting many of the businesses we feature in our Birthday Guide for fun and educational programs at their locations.
Our first stop was Art Attack located at 14 Commerce Street in Flemington. Art Attack is the area’s largest Paint Your Own Pottery and Glass Fusing Studio. An Art Attack birthday party is perfect for kids age 3-103 – both boys and girls! Various pottery and glass fusing project packages are available. All the work is done in their kid-friendly studio. Or you can take out the Art Attack Party Pack for at home parties. In addition to birthday parties, Art Attack offers walk-in projects, Kids Nights Out, Ladies Nights Out, and projects for schools, scouts, and 4H clubs. Projects are available for the different seasons and holidays – Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. They also do special themed projects geared towards CREATIVE KIDS throughout the year such as Dr. Seuss, Frozen, Paw Patrol, and LEGO.
In fact, when I saw their LEGO Mania dinner-plate project, I knew that it would be the perfect start to our ON THE GO! program. My CREATIVE KIDS are huge LEGO fans, and they are all still singing “Everything is Awesome” from The LEGO Movie. If you haven’t seen the LEGO Movie yet, we recommend it!)
Last Monday, THE CREATIVE KIDS CLUB visited Art Attack to complete the LEGO Mania dinner-plate project. Typically, Art Attack is not opened on Mondays so we had the place to ourselves. Darcy, the owner, was there to lead our 10 CREATIVE KIDS through the steps of the project.
The kids had a choice of three characters from The LEGO Movie – Emmet, Benny or Wyldstyle. When the kids signed up, they specified which character they wished to make. When we arrived, the dinner plates were ready to be painted. The faces of each characters where already drawn on the plates to make it a little easier for our younger crowd (ages 3- 6 yrs). The kids got one paint color at a time, and Darcy instructed them where each color belonged.
All of our CREATIVE KIDS did a fantastic job! We left the dinner plates to be glazed and fired, and now a week later they are ready to be picked up. I know my three CREATIVE KIDS can not wait to eat off their new LEGO plates!
Thank you to Darcy, Art Attack, and all of our CREATIVE KIDS who made our first ON THE GO! program a success!
Our next ON THE GO! program is scheduled for Thursday, April 17th at 4pm. We will be having a Princess Pamper Party at Hair Flair in Flemington. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for updates and more ON THE GO! announcements.