A banana and grape collage with raisin sprinkles is your little monster’s idea of a masterpiece. But on the nursery wall? You prefer to stick with something tasteful — not tasty.
Baggaley Bergstrom uses everything from vintage buttons to badges to create mini works of art. Check out the retro comic designs, which can be customized to include kids’ names.
Illustrator Paul Thurlby has a dedicated alphabet e-shop where you can buy fun letters. Spell out kiddo’s name with limited-edition retro prints.
Bella-Oscar’s colourful paintings will keep you and your pint-size Picasso happy. The original canvases have an educational leaning (world map of animals, ABC’s of London) and a layer of varnish to protect them from curious little fingers.
Get your hands on them while you still can.
Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink
What: Picturesque skating at Henry VIII’s historic pad.
Why: Ice ’n’ slice.
When: To Jan. 10. Daily, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: E. Molesey, KT8 9AU (08444 124641).
What: The classic picture book comes alive with animal characters and catchy tunes.
Why: Twice as mice.
When: To Jan. 17.
Where: Apollo, Shaftesbury Ave., W1D 7EZ (08444 124658).
Dr. Seuss’s the Cat in the Hat
What: The much-loved feline appears in a special Christmas show for kids ages 3-6.
Why: It’s the cat’s meow.
When: To Jan. 18.
Where: Cottesloe Theatre, at the National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 9PX (020 7452 3000).
Picture: Courtesy of Bella-Oscar