This is not a paid post, y'all.
Ranger and I went to a new store near the American Museum of Natural History called Make Meaning with a tag line of "Dirty hands, Clean mind". I was going to wait until we got back the finished product but just can't keep in how awesome this experience was.
I picked out two pieces to paint, one a heart shaped one and one a small round plate for Ranger to paint. I put his hand print on my piece then let him go to town on his. He didn't stop there though, as you can see he had a blast!
The folks there were very nice, didn't mind the mess (you leave the mess here, we clean it up- the response when I asked for a wipe to wipe down the tables). For not too much money, we made two great and meaningful gifts for the holidays and had good not-so-clean-but-washable fun. They also do parties. And not just for kids- adult functions, too! Very cool