Mastered the art of the craft project lie you have, Jedi Mom (“Oh, I just love it!”). But sure what it is, you’re not.
If your youngling’s art is more messterpiece than masterpiece, introduce him to Master Kitz. Each box is packed with the necessary tools to teach littles to re-create pivotal works of art, such as Monet’s “Water Lilies,” Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers,” and Klimt’s “The Tree of Life.”
Stencils, stickers, acrylic paints, oil pastels, rollers — project materials are specifically chosen to reproduce the textures and techniques the masters used in their great works. And for parents, there’s a discussion guide/history lesson to help turn a rainy afternoon activity into a teachable moment.
Ensuring that the force is with you.
Available online at kidzaw.com, $30.
What: Dallas native Ailsa Hurley fills her boutique with lines like Petit Bateau and Mela Wilson and a well-edited mix of toys and baby gifts.
Why: Monograms on the spot for Miss Me-me-me.
When: Opens Wed. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Highland Park, 4214 Oak Lawn Ave. (214-986-3243).
Amusement Park Science
What: Hands-on stations teach the physics behind roller coasters and more.
Why: Find out what makes those gravity-defying rides go wheee.
When: Thru Sept. 2.
Where: Sci-Tech Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy., Frisco (972-546-3050). Adults and children, $6.50; under 2, free.
What: The clever spider hatches a plan to keep Wilbur from landing a spot on the Thanksgiving table.
Why: She’s the only arachnid you’ve ever adored.
When: Thru Feb. 26. Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 1 & 5 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Casa Manana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. Tickets at 817-332-2272 or online at ticketmaster.com. Adults and children, $16-$21.
Photo: Courtesy of Kidzaw