Archaeologists have allowed us to learn much about ancient cultures, uncovering stone weapons and clay mugs that say "World's Greatest Roman." Create your own artifacts with this Groupon.
$25 for $50 Worth of Paint-Your-Own Ceramics
Color Me Mine stocks unfinished ceramics that adults and children alike can paint in the confines of the studio. The shop’s staff fires finished pieces in a kiln before guests can pick up their masterpieces and take them home. Paintable items range from dinner plates ($19+), cups ($15+), and bowls ($15+) to piggy banks ($25+), vases ($15), and frames ($25+).
Color Me Mine Santa Monica
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.