Activities for kids compensate for the downsides of growing up, such as doing homework and realizing that your original teeth are never coming back. Put a smile on a child's face with this Groupon.
$10 for Up to Five Studio Fees (Up to $50 Value)
Paint-your-own ceramics sessions begin when artists select a blank, white ceramic piece such as a rooster, koi fish, or 8-inch birdhouse (not included with this deal, pieces range from about $10–$60). Then, armed with dozens of food-safe paints, participants create selections from 22,000 premade designs or freehand their own vision onto their piece. Afterward, staff members glaze and fire the finished works in the kiln, readying them for pickup several days later.
Color Me Mine
Named one of Parents magazine's Top 10 Birthday Chains in 2010, Color Me Mine's international franchise of DIY ceramics studios cater to an older crowd as well. Hundreds of unadorned ceramic pieces—including vases, flatware, and busts of Elvis—await the attentions of muses of kids and their keepers alike, as do glazes in earthy tones and bright crimsons to frighten bulls away from china cabinets. Guests follow simple step-by-step instructions that leave plenty of room for creative expression. When painters are satisfied with their work, the professional kiln-workers help glaze, fire, and de-genie it for them, and they may retrieve the finished piece after a few days.