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Your daughter is the Michelangelo of mashed potatoes. All she needs is a fork (and for your phone to ring) and she’s got herself a masterpiece.

Table the manners discussion and get her a Woolpets kit instead. Using simple felting, kids transform tufts of New Zealand Corriedale wool into tiny bunnies, hummingbirds, hedgehogs, and more.

Local artist Laurie Sharp created the kits, which include tools and easy-to-follow instructions, so that even first-time felters can whip up a petite pet without any trouble. Although adult supervision is recommended for kiddies under 10.

Just like at your dinner table.

Available at Clover, 5335 Ballard Avenue NW (206-782-0715 or clovertoys.com); Stitches, 711 East Pike Street (206-709-0707 or stitchesseattle.com); online at woolpets.com.

This Week in Seattle

Izilla Toys Free Drop-In Music Classes
What: Children’s fave Doug Fleming Jr. leads kids in song, dance, and jam sessions.
Why: Kids wanna rock.
When: Tues., 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: 1429 12th Ave. (206-322-8697).

Twig Sale
What: Take 30-50 percent off Hula Mula, Lunchbox, and more.
Why: Baby needs a new pair of jeans.
When: Thru Sept. 30.
Where: 8317 Greenwood Ave. N. (206-706-0810).

The Grocery Store 
What: Newest permanent exhibit is a gourmet Metropolitan Market in miniature.
Why: Truffle oil for tots.
When: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: The Children’s Museum, 305 Harrison St. (206-441-1768).

305 Harrison St
@ Seattle Center
Seattle, WA 98109
5335 Ballard Ave NW
bt NW Vernon Pl & 22nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
1419 12th Ave
bt E Pike & E Union Sts
Seattle, WA 98122