Woopsies Ice Packs for Oopsy Daisy Falls

Cold Comfort for a Skinned Knee

whoopsies ice packs!

The menu for summer’s outdoor adventures: a skinned knee with a side of frozen peas and carrots.

Give your clumsykins something a tad more satisfying with Woopsies, soft-as-a-worn-in-beach-towel ice packs for owies. Available in six quirky characters (we’re partial to the blue Zibble), the little guys are just the right pals to restore order to a sunny day.

In lieu of liquid or gel, the beanbag-like sack is filled with buckwheat seeds. Simply put it in the freezer or microwave prior to use, and the seeds hold the cold/heat for up to 30 minutes. Should a few icky blood drops spatter about, pop off the cover and machine wash.

Because ice cream and watermelon are all she has the appetite for.

Available online at bucky.com, $9.

this week in seattle!

Giant Magnet International Children’s Festival

What: Catch performers from nearly every corner of the globe, including a Creole cowboy and Chinese puppeteers.
Why: Create Ecuadorian rain sticks to mimic the sound of showers.
When: Tues.-Sat. Schedule online at giantmagnet.org.
Where: Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. (206-684-7200). Tickets online at giantmagnet.org. Adults and children, $7-$10.

Mushroom Maynia

What: Sample snacks, make crafts, and take in your own fungi for an expert to identify.
Why: Munchkins learn the mysterious plant is more than just a pizza topping.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, 17th Ave. NE, at 45th St. (206-543-5590). Adults, $9.50; children, $6; under 5, free.

Quest for Planet X
What: Thistle Theatre’s spacey story unfolds with silly robots and an evil queen.
Why: A stage bathed in black light makes for an out-of-this-world show.
When: Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 1 & 3 p.m.
Where: Sunset Hill Community Association, 3003 NW 66th St. Tickets at 206-524-3388 or online at thistletheatre.org. Adults, $9; children, $7.

Photo: Courtesy of Bucky

Sunset Hill Community Association
3003 NW 66th St
Seattle, WA 98117
305 Harrison St
@ 5th Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
17th Ave NE
@ NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98195