Children grow up fast, despite science's best attempts to weigh them down with apple-filled backpacks and bronze shoes. Accommodate growing kids with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of women's and children’s apparel and art supplies at Young Art in Vancouver.
The shelves at Young Art's side-by-side locations brim with an array of designer attire, winsome tchotchkes, art supplies for creative youngsters. Strands of rhinestone beads and hematite magnets accessorize flexibly as a headband, necklace, belt, bracelet, or imaginary-friend leash ($25 for two bracelets). Insufficiently entertaining bath times gain new life with a fountain duck ($12.95) that lights up, streams water, and quacks cheerfully. A Spiderman hoodie allows tikes to feel like a superhero without dull mayoral meetings with a mesh arachnid head ($59.99 for sizes 2T through 18 youth).
The store, which also hosts children’s art lessons, is alive with a kaleidoscopic bevy of art materials, including Baby’s First Crayons ($8.95 for 12), which are washable and nontoxic for easy cleanup, artistic inspiration, and power lunches during intense projects. Diminutive aesthetes can employ aquatic power with watercolor pastels ($19.95 for starter pack).
At Young Art kids' boutique, staffers fill shelves with designer children's clothing and premium art supplies that encourage creativity and self-expression. BioChalk, for instance, advances chalk beyond the boundaries of the chalkboard: the dust-free sticks leave their mark on walls, whiteboards, windows, mirrors, and invisible friends with easy wipe-up cleaning. Ensuring creativity remains a safe pursuit, Young Art offers versatile supplies with easy cleanup, many of which are AP-certified nontoxic by the Arts and Creative Materials Institute.
Kids use their tools at home to expand on lessons learned during the shop's art classes, where students as young as 4 create masterpieces depicting child-friendly subjects, such as animals and flowers. Some imagination-centric locations also encourage kids to wear their creativity on their backs with a selection of clothing, such as vibrant accessories, colorful dresses with graphic prints, and outerwear.