Silhouette artist, Erik Johnson, has decided to stay an extra hour on Wed. May 7th. Sign up NOW for a spot to have your child’s silhouette made–there are only a few left! Visit our eventbrite page to make a reservation.
Erik Johnson will be at the Natick store on 5/7 from 11am to 6pm. The cost for an original portrait is $25, duplicates are $15, and framing is available. Each session lasts 5 minutes. Watch Mr. Johnson make his art before your eyes!
It’s school vacation again and we have fun events all week, starting with Marathon Monday and ending with a book signing on Saturday with the creators of An Octopus Named Mom! Check out the details below.
Mon - Marathon Day. All day. Drop by either store during the race for a free USA pinwheel! Go racers!
Tues - Parachute and Duck-call Making. 2-3pm. Make things soar through the sky and learn the art of duck calls!
Wed - Game Day. All day. Come in and play a game and take it home for 20% off!
Thurs - Story time and Craft w/ Mackenzie. 2-3pm.
Fri - Wooden Train Derby. 11am-12pm. Bring your own train and race for the best time for prizes!
Sat - An Octopus Named Mom Book Signing / Story time. 2-6pm Join us for this very special event with the creators of the new book, An Octopus Named Mom. Meet the authors, hear the tale, and craft octodoodles!
We are very excited to have the talented, 3rd generation silhouette artist, Erik Johnson, coming to our Natick store on Tuesday, May 7th from 10am-5pm! Mr. Johnson cuts freehand silhouettes to get an exact likeness of your child. You can reserve an appointment to have your child’s silhouette made at eventbrite. The cost for an original portrait is $25, duplicates are $15, and framing is available. Each session lasts 5 minutes. Watch Mr. Johnson make his art before your eyes!
Silhouettes make incredible keepsakes. They are a unique item to have of your child–from a time past. They are also wonderful gifts.
Join us this Friday, 3/22 from 6-8pm for Family Game Night at the Natick store! As always, we have some new games to try out… so bring yourselves and your kids for a night of fun and then take 20% off any one game!
We will be participating in the Natick Kid’s Art Walk to recognize Earth Day 2013! Starting Monday (3/10), we will have markers and paper available in our Natick store for kids (grades 1-4) to create artwork on an ongoing basis that shows what they love about our planet. The drawings will be displayed in stores around Natick Center for two weeks in April leading up to Natick’s Earth Day Festival, and then will be showcased at the festival on the Common on Sun. April 21, 11am to 3pm, where there will be food, music, kids activities, and more!
So in all the color you can inspire, draw us some pictures of why you love Earth: plants, animals, water, food, natural resources, nature parks… or what we could do better to care for Earth: recycling, limiting pollution, using less energy, caring for endangered species. Part of our window will be used to display the artwork made by children, and on Wed. 3/27 we will have a special Earth Day workshop from 3:30 to 4:30pm. We hope you join us!
Monday, Feb. 18th is Sticky Mosaic Day! Come and try one and then take some home for 20% off! Sticky Mosaics, if you haven’t heard, are a creative, practically mess-free activity for children (ages 3+, but please see package for specific age recommendations). Kids can make their own pictures with adhesive backed tiles of foam and jewels. We’re sure your girls and boys will love them, but if you’re not sure, come in to our store on the 18th and give them a try for free!
Let’s get pasting! There’s nothing more romantic than hand-made valentines right? Let your kiddos craft their own at LittleBits in Natick this coming weekend. Stop by Sat. 2/9 from 2-3 pm or Sun. 2/10 from 2-3 pm for an hour of creating some sweetness. We’ll provide all the necessary supplies, but if you run out of time bring some home to finish up the job: we’ve got glue sticks, construction paper, glitter glue, stickers, and more! Ask for tips.
If glue isn’t your child’s favorite tool, we’ve got pre-packs of valentines as well. Smell something sweet? Check out our Scratch n’ Sniff valentines from Peaceable Kingdom. Pre-packs run from $6.99 to $11.99. Stop in to see what we’ve got! Happy Valentine’s!
Join us on Monday, January 21 at 11 am at our Natick store for story hour! Mackenzie will be ready the stories of Oliver Jeffers who is the author and illustrator of such charming picture books as Up and Down, Lost and Found, and Stuck and The Hueys. A good way to spend part of the day off from school–see you then!
As part of President Obama’s inauguration, he is calling for a National Day of Service on this Saturday January 19. Here’s a link
if you are interested in getting involved, but there are lots of things you can do–we’ll be collecting school supplies and educational toys for Cradles to Crayons
, which serves low-income children in Boston.
Come in and mention the Day of Service and we’ll give you 20% OFF anything you leave with us for donation!
Happy Martin Luther King Day.
Join us TONIGHT from 6-8pm for our NFL Sticker Trading Party at the Natick store! This time it’s Family Game Night with a twist (or a lick)–bring your books and extra stickers to trade, and be sure to get there early because we’ll be giving away books while supplies last! And at the end of the night we’ll raffle off a whole BOX of stickers! (But don’t worry, you don’t need to stay to the end to win).
Of course, we will have games to play and snacks to munch. So bring your friends, family, and favorite players! Hope to see you there. And don’t forget: take 20% off any one game!