Painted Love

eye can art!

Dress your kicking kiddo, wipe (and rewipe) her hiney, make breakfast, and chug to school on time?

You think you can. You think you can.

For the positive reinforcement you crave, turn to Eye Can Art kits. Created by local moms and educators, the portable containers come filled with everything your mini needs to make top-notch projects with little mess and hassle.

Choose from printmaking, encaustic (wax drawing), Sumi-e (Japanese-style brush painting), and more. Each kit includes an instruction book and enough nontoxic, washable materials to do projects multiple times — all for less than $25.

Consider it a done deal.

Available at Retroactive Kids, 4859 Rainier Avenue South (206-932-3154 or retroactivekids.com); online at eyecanart.com.

this week in seattle!


Turkey Toss at Woodland Park Zoo
What: See snow leopards, Komodo dragons, and lions feast on decadent (and by that we mean whole and raw) turkey dinners.
Why: You love fowl play.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: N. 50th St., b/t Fremont & Linden Aves. (206-548-2500).

Kidz Bounce Drop-In Play
What: Little jumping beans wear themselves out in the inflatable kingdom.
Why: Catch air.
When: Thru Jan. 31. Tues. & Wed., 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.; Thurs., 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Where: 8178 304th Ave. SE, Issaquah (425-222-5439).

Dickens Festival at Stadium
What: Walk into the author’s Victorian London, where characters from his novels cruise the streets along with magicians, musicians, dancers, and more.
Why: No Scrooges allowed.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma (253-272-8801).

Photo: Courtesy of Eye Can Art

King's Books
218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
8178 304th Ave SE
Issaquah, WA 98027
N 50th St
bt Fremont & Linden Aves
Seattle, WA 98103
4859 Rainier Ave S
@ S Edmunds St
Seattle, WA 98118