Mastered the art of the craft project lie you have, Jedi Mom (“Oh, I just love it!”). But sure what it is, you’re not.
If your youngling’s art is more messterpiece than masterpiece, introduce him to Master Kitz. Each box is packed with the necessary tools to teach littles to re-create pivotal works of art, such as Monet’s “Water Lilies,” Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers,” and Klimt’s “The Tree of Life.”
Stencils, stickers, acrylic paints, oil pastels, rollers — project materials are specifically chosen to reproduce the textures and techniques the masters used in their great works. And for parents, there’s a discussion guide/history lesson to help turn a rainy afternoon activity into a teachable moment.
Ensuring that the force is with you.
Available online at kidzaw.com, $30.
Cupcake Royale Valentine’s Sprinkle Party
What: Load unadorned confections ($4) with toppings.
Why: Better than any box of chocolates.
When: Capitol Hill, Tues., 3-5 p.m.; Bellevue & West Seattle, Thurs., 3-5 p.m.
Where: Capitol Hill, 1111 E. Pike St.; Bellevue, 21 Bellevue Way NE; West Seattle, 4556 California Ave. SW. Info at 206-883-7656. The first 30 people to tweet #DeathcakeKiss and bring evidence of the tweet Feb. 6-8 will be assured a spot at the party of their choice.
Mi Amore Family Day
What: Make personalized picture frames with artist Jennifer Adams.
Why: Just right for that snapshot of your little cupid.
When: Sat., 1-4 p.m.
Where: Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma (253-284-4719). Adults and teens, $12; children 6-12, $5; under 6, free.
Northwest Flower & Garden Show
What: See what’s blooming, hunt for hidden birdhouses, and catch a family-friendly concert.
Why: Let your junior green thumb get her hands dirty in the PlayGarden.
When: Wed.-Sat., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Pl. (206-694-5000). Tickets at 800-343-6973 or online at gardenshow.com. Adults, $10-$20; ages 12-17, $5; under 12, free.
Photo: Courtesy of Kidzaw