We Got Fired Up!

Saturday, February 21, 2009
For Harper's 3rd birthday, I took her and Emma to paint pottery at Git Fired Up in Point Pleasant Beach. Emma has wanted to paint pottery since she saw the Gosselin girls do it on an episode of Jon & Kate Plus Eight. I wanted to do it for a special occasion and thought Harper's birthday was the perfect special occasion.

At Git Fired Up, we paid a "studio fee" ($6.50 per child) which included unlimited paints and the kiln firing. The cost of the piece of pottery was additional. Harper chose a cat figurine and a small cupcake (which I am going to make into a magnet). Emma chose a cupcake box. Here are the pieces after having been painted but before being fired.

The girls loved this outing! They love to paint (show me a kid who doesn't), and I loved that the mess wasn't in my home and that someone else would be on clean up duty. Although I'd recommend holding off until your child is at least four years old. Harper was a bit young. She didn't have a whole lot of control with the paints as she wanted to play with them more than use them constructively.

The girls were completely engrossed in their painting.

They took a break for a picture with me.

The finished products!


Anonymous said...

True works of art...masterpieces...they are so cute. Em's looks good enough to eat and Harp's is adorable.

Katie said...

I can't wait to do this kind of fun thing with my daughter! Actually, I've been wanting to paint pottery but I haven't been able to rope in any of my friends!

Sheila said...

Katie, the pottery place where we went offers themed nights such as girls night out, etc. They offer special pricing for small groups and allow you to bring wine, cheese, crackers and more. Sounds like fun, doesn't it?! I didn't paint when I took my daughters - mostly because I knew I wouldn't be able to focus on my piece, but I'd love to go back to paint a piece of my own.