Clay-caked fingernails. Paint-splattered clothes. Beyond-messy tables and floors.
Who's ready to make some pottery?
Sculpting, kneading and painting clay to form a masterpiece sounds like a dream come true to most kids (at least to my art-obsessed children). The mess that ensues, however, probably is not something most moms fantasize about. Most days our kitchen table resembles some type of craft show gone wrong. I love arts and crafts and so do my kids, but I'm not exactly crazy about pottery painting at home.
Luckily, there are a slew of paint-your-own pottery joints. My kids-Julie, 7, and Johnny, 3-and I got our hands dirty (literally) and scoped out the best spots to paint your own pottery.
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We visited this Deer Park studio, but there are other locations in Burr Ridge, Crystal Lake, Glenview and Naperville. Color Me Mine has the same concept as many other pottery studios, but we loved the brightly colored décor. It also was one of the cleanest studios, but maybe that's because we visited before customers had time to make a mess.