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art of exchange art tools!

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s anything your little dreamer desires!

Let her imagination take flight with Kimmel Kids/The Art of Exchange art tools, stencil activity kits designed by local installation artist Karen Kimmel. Initially created for Kimmel’s ongoing drawing workshops, the bright, nature-inspired patterns spur kids to create abstract designs as they toy with color, shape, and form.

Each kit comes with original laser-cut plastic stencils, an activity book filled with fluorescent paper and coloring templates, neon pencils, and a nifty pencil case — all stashed in an eye-catching canvas pouch.

Play around for one minute or one hour.

Either way, sky’s the limit.

Available at A+R, 1121-1 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, between San Juan and Westminster Avenues, Venice (310-392-9128 or aplusrstore.com).

this week in los angeles!

Mommy and Me Stroller Skate
What: Practice triple axles (or snow plows) while pushing your Bugaboo.
Why: Have an ice capade.
When: Tues., 10-11 a.m. Also Jan. 12.
Where: Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St., b/t W. Fifth & W. Sixth Sts., Downtown (213-847-4970).

The Snow Queen
What: The ballet based on the wintry fairy tale melts hearts of all ages with stunning performances and handmade costumes.
Why: It’s right on pointe.
When: Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Glendale Community College, Performing Arts Theater, 1500 N. Verdugo Rd., b/t Canada Blvd. & Towne St., Glendale (818-790-7924).

Alice + Olivia Toy Drive
What: It’s the last week to trade a new toy for 20 percent off swanky holiday togs.
Why: Toys will be given to patients at Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center.
When: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 134 S. Robertson Blvd., b/t Alden Dr. & W. Third St., West Hollywood (310-247-0120).

Photo: Courtesy of A+R

1121-1 Abbot Kinney Blvd
bt San Juan & Westminster Aves
Los Angeles, CA 90291
Glendale Community College Performing Arts Theater
1500 N Verdugo Rd
bt Canada Blvd & Towne St
Glendale, CA 91208
Pershing Square
532 S Olive St
bt 5th & 6th Sts
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Alice + Olivia
134 S Robertson Blvd
bt W 3rd St & Alden Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90048