January 2012 - MESSY FUN
Often I save my budget for something really unique and different and we found just that at Make a Messterpiece in Glenview. This is another activity that is cheaper if done with a small group of friends. At the time, we were able to purchase one unlimited access punch card and share the punches, one punch for each kid, giving them full access to do everything available which included the Drumroll, Creative Kitchen, Bubble’ology, Experimentation Station, Lil Sprouts, and the Splat-tacular Tables.
This place offers every messy project your child always wants to do, but that you never want done in your own home. Would you ever fill drums with paint and let the kids bang away while paint flies across the room, onto the walls, and all over their clothes? At Make a Messterpiece, it’s a dream come true. Kids are clothed head to toe in rain coats and goggles, sent into a glass enclosed room and literally play the paint filled drums while parents remain clean and dry with camera in hand to document the chaos. You are able to leave the paint filled rain gear behind and move onto the next messy project while the staff cleans up. It’s fantastic!
Creative Kitchen gave the kids the opportunity to cut up their own fruit and make smoothies using their own blenders. They also used the pieces of fruit to make a jello creation that was refrigerated and eaten as a snack later in the day.
We brought our own lunches and enjoyed a full day of messy, creative, and uniquely fun activities from science projects to cooking inventions to flying paint; and when all was said and done, we left the mess for someone else to clean up. Brilliant!
Make a Messterpiece is located in The Glen Town Center, 2050 Tower Drive, Glenview, IL. Phone is 847-730-5275. Website is www.makeamessterpiece.com. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Sunday. Fees vary based on activities selected. Check for additional hours on holidays or days off of school. Activities are best suited for ages 1-12, but great for anyone with an imagination.