Few things can catch a snack thief red-handed as efficiently as a freshly painted crimson cookie jar. Keep track of your sweet stock with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a ceramics-painting studio fee for up to five people at Color Me Mine (up to a $50 value). Studio fees include the cost of painting, glazing, and kiln-firing. This Groupon does not cover the cost of ceramics. Choose from the following locations: Draper, Park City, Provo, and Salt Lake City.
Color Me Mine's skilled ceramic artists, whose kids’ parties have earned accolades from Parents magazine, help customers create one-of-a-kind, handmade keepsakes. More than 300 ceramic plates, cups, mugs, garden decorations, and animal figurines bid for attention on long wooden shelves. After selecting a piece, customers design and draft a custom image, allowing them to reproduce Ming Dynasty vases before the museum notices they're broken. Add flare with helpful stencils, or seek inspiration from 25,000 predesigned images. When the design is complete, friendly staffers supply customers with their choice of more than 50 colorful paints—all nontoxic, lead-free, and food-safe—and can demonstrate easy painting techniques for newbies. Aspiring artisans brush and dab color onto their ceramic keepsake, pausing to chat and enjoy their refreshments. Color Me Mine glazes and fires all pieces to a shiny, professional finish, allowing customers to experiment with realistic ceramic hubcaps, and pieces are ready for pick up in a few days. Though not included with today's Groupon, artists at the Park City location can nosh on the on-site café's sandwiches and crêpes while sipping imagination-rejuvenating coffee or juice.
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 and fire it for them before customers retrieve the finished piece 7-10 days later.