A Hot Mess

muckykids art studio!

One part glitter, two parts feathers, and a hot glue gun.

On Lady Gaga you think, fabulous; on your living room sofa, not so much.

Muck up someone else’s space for a change. Muckykids Art Studio offers classes for kids ages 1 to 8. Sign ’em up for Sensory Fun, where tots paint with trucks, fingers, or brushes; Craft Craze, for weaving and jewelry making; or Printmaking on paper, fabric, and boxes.

Four days a week, the drop-in studio features rotating projects, from papier-mâché to sticker making. It even hosts birthday parties for aspiring artists and their friends.

So you don’t have to mess around.

Muckykids Art Studio, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge (617-354-0540 or muckykids.com).

this week in boston!

The Dinosaur Musical

What: The tale of two teen dinos, a T. rex and a Parasaurolophus, who become unlikely pals.
Why: A rip-roaring good time.
When: Fri.-Mar. 21.
Where: Stoneham Theatre, 395 Main St., Stoneham (781-279-2200).

Maple Day

What: Tap the trees, boil the sap, taste the spoils. Plus, nature walks, crafts, and activities.
Why: Sweeten your weekend.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Ln., Norwell (781-659-2559).

Children’s Story Hour with Sarah Lamstein
Sarah Lamstein, author of Big Night for Salamanders, reads from her book about the crawlies.
Why: A creature feature.
When: Sat., noon.
Where: Jamaicaway Books & Gifts, 676 Centre St., Jamaica Plain (617-983-3204).

Photo: Courtesy of Muckykids Art Studio

Jamaicaway Books & Gifts
676 Centre St
Boston, MA 02130
1776 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
Stoneham Theatre
395 Main St
Stoneham, MA 02180
South Shore Natural Science Center
48 Jacobs Ln
Norwell, MA 02061