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Kid-Friendly Fun: Whimsy

Take advantage of time with your kids and get out and enjoy Whimsy. Your Patch Passport gives you options for great local spots for kid-friendly fun.

For anyone looking to tap into their child’s imagination, arts and crafts studio is the place to go. Conveniently located right off Route 9, Whimsy has a variety of activities sure to keep both little and big hands busy for hours! Whimsy’s is a popular birthday party venue as well, hosting eight to 10 parties a week.

According to Lori Karisson, director of fun and creativity, Whimsy offers something for everyone. She is hard pressed to name the most popular activity commenting that, “Our mosaics fly off the shelves to both young and old. Butterflies and geckos are a hit with the kids, trivets and house number signs for the parents. Our stuffed animal parties are always a hit, with the kids doing all the stuffing and designing their own animal shirts as well. For our explorers and collectors there’s the mining sluice where they can pan for gemstones or fossils.”   

For Karisson, Whimsy is a labor of love. She finds great joy and satisfaction in being able to provide a space for children and their families to get back to basics. And, because she values creativity as an integral part of learning she is happy to see the pride and sense of accomplishment the kids have when creating a project at Whimsy.

In Karrison’s words, “Whimsy is peace of mind. It is a place that works for a family or a large group with lots of different ages. It’s nurturing. It’s fun. It’s creative. It’s not just painting a birdhouse or stuffing a unicorn. It’s an experience—a destination vs. just an activity.” 

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Susan Petroni (Editor) July 26, 2011 at 12:30 PM
There is still room in Whimsy's Table for Two workshop starting today. Workshop is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Today, July 26-28. Calling a"ll furniture artists! This is what we wait for all year long and it's the perfect kick off to our Whimsy Workshops! Kids leave with their own small mosaic tables which they create from start to finish. We work on design and layout, tiling and ultimately grouting. While we will be taking breaks and playing throughout the three days - this week requires quite a bit of focus. Not for the fidgety at heart." If interested call Whimsy or stop by at 10 am.
Betty July 26, 2011 at 08:00 PM
Another great kid- friendly activity your readers would enjoy is to grow a TickleMe Plant from seeds and then watching the plant MOVE when Tickled! As a first grade teacher I no longer plant Lima beans, as the growing of this interactive plant, proved to be much more exciting and educational for my student's. I found my supplies for a classroom kit at http://www.ticklemeplant.com but they also sell individual greenhouses and even party favors, with everything you need to grow your own TickleMe Plant from seeds. I assure you your kids will be more excited about gardening, and its just fun to watch the expressions of the faces of children (and even adults) when they see the plant close its leaves and droop when tickled.
Susan Petroni (Editor) July 26, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Betty, thanks for posting about getting kids excited about gardening, but next time please use your first and last name when posting.
MiltonJanella October 21, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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Brenda Crawshaw October 21, 2011 at 11:44 AM
Whimsy birthday parties are just outstanding! The ladies who own Whimsy clearly LOVE throwing these parties and aren't just "phoning it in" like so many other places that say they offer parties. There are ENDLESS things the kids can do and one of the best things about a party at Whimsy is that it's entertaining for boys AND girls which once they get to a certain age, can be tricky.

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