3 Ways to Clean Up the Toys

Swoop Bags, Wall Pockets, Storage Boxes

swoop bags!

This little piggy tripped over a half-dressed Barbie. This little piggy took a foot full of Legos. This little piggy got stubbed. And this little piggy got smart and cleaned up.

These new products put it away when playtime is done.

Swoop Bags
A heavy-duty cotton canvas sack ($45) gives piles of blocks, Matchbox cars, and trains a home. Simply pull the cord to close and store; plop it down on the floor to set the collection free.

woolly wall pockets!Cate & Levi Woolly Wall Pockets
As playful as toys themselves, each one-of-a-kind wall pocket ($50) has real character. Hang one bedside to keep favorite books, buddies, and other trinkets within reach.

3 sprouts!3 Sprouts Storage Boxes
We’ve long been fans of the company’s canvas storage bins and love that its new cubes ($28 each) have the same felt appliques. The boxes work as stand-alone catchalls, as well as drawers in a cubed storage unit.

And that’s something to oink about.

kids' room decor!Kid-friendly homes don’t have to be a snooze. Find more design ideas your whole brood will love.

this week in dallas!


What: Do crafts, check out the conductor’s station, and catch a show during Family Symphony Sunday (ages 3 and up).
Why: The no-touch rule is put on hold (hallelujah) at the instrument petting zoo.
When: Sun. Preshow activities, 2:15 p.m.; concert, 3 p.m.
Where: Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy., Frisco (972-668-5180). Tickets online at planosymphony.org. Adults and children, $7.

Family Past Times

What: Learn about old-fashioned fortune telling and make good luck charms.
Why: Mini history buffs can explore the newly revamped learning lounge.
When: Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: Dallas Heritage Village, at Old City Park, 1515 S. Harwood St. (214-421-5141). Adults and teens, $9; children, free.

Big Orange Pumpkin Farm

What: Hop on a hayride, visit the goats, and scramble to the top of the spider hay bale.
Why: Give your city slicker a taste of country life.
When: Thru Nov. 6. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 5518 County Rd. 126, Celina (972-382-4995). Adults and children, $7; under 2, free.

Photos: Courtesy of Swoop; Courtesy of Cate & Levi; Courtesy of 3 Sprouts

Frisco Discovery Center
8004 N Dallas Pkwy
Frisco, TX 75034
5518 County Rd 126
Celina, TX 75009
Dallas Heritage Village
1515 S Harwood St
Dallas, TX 75215