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art2life custom cape!

Her last drawing lovingly depicted Daddy with purple hair, orange eyes, and ten arms. So much for art imitating life — Dad’s been bald since your first date.

However, local company Art2Life specializes in turning even the most Pollock-like doodles into reality.

Send in your gallerina’s drawing and after a bit of e-mail correspondence verifying colors and details, they’ll go to work reinterpreting it into a stuffed toy. And with their stash of durable fabrics, buttons, and yarn, they’re tops at getting it just right.

Want to let her imagination really soar? Have her fill in one of the superhero templates; in a few weeks, she’ll get back a shiny satin cape appliqued with her emblem.

That’s an idea that could really take off.

Available online at myart2life.com.

this week in philadelphia!

Music and Theater at Smith
What: Watch Dream Catcher, a play based on Native American folklore, then make crafts and boogie at a dance party.
Why: That’s entertainment.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Performance, 11 a.m.
Where: Smith the Kids’ Play Place in the Park, E. Fairmount Park, near N. 33rd & Oxford Sts. (215-765-4325).

The Great Narberth Leprechaun Hunt
What: Follow clues to find green guys throughout town while filling a pot of gold with chocolate coins.
Why: Rainbow bright.
When: Sat., 1-4 p.m.
Where: Starts at the corner of Haverford & Forrest Aves. For info, e-mail info@narberthonline.com.

Infant Massage Class

What: Learn to soothe tummy pains, improve sleeping habits, and calm your colicky babe at this five-week course.
Why: Go out on a limb.
When: Thru Apr. 9. Fri., 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: The Parlor, 1170 S. Broad St. Register by Wed. at 215-413-3835 or gwynedm@gmail.com.

Photo: Scott Lewis / Courtesy of Art2Life

The Great Narberth Leprechaun Hunt
Forrest Ave
@ Haverford Ave
Narberth, PA 19072
The Parlor
1170 S Broad St
@ Federal St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Smith the Kids' Play Place in the Park
N 33rd St
@ Oxford St
Philadelphia, PA 19121