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

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