It’s snowing. It’s pouring. Being stuck inside is boooooring.
Before you pull out a crafty distraction, protect your kids (and your house) with Luke & Loolu. Made from vinyl-coated fabric, the new collection’s smocks, aprons, and table mats are designed to keep project messes to a minimum.
So go ahead and set the kids loose with glue, paint, and markers; creative offenders easily wipe clean. Pockets on the apron and smock are sized just right for crayons and paintbrushes, and the cheerful prints bring a little sunshine to even the gloomiest of days.
Showing once again that home is where the art is.
Available online at lukeandloolu.com, $11-$24.
Just in case Punxsutawney Phil wasn’t right — sixteen ways to beat the winter blahs.
A Texas Winter
What: Get the facts on the state’s unpredictable weather patterns, listen to stories from meteorologist Rebecca Miller, and make artsy masterpieces.
Why: You’re counting down the days until spring.
When: Sun., 1-4 p.m.
Where: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth (817-738-1933). Admission is free.
What: This week, learn about Nancy Graves during a docent-led tour just for petite Picassos.
Why: Culture vultures dig the changing projects each month.
When: Wed., 4-4:45 p.m.
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth (817-738-9215). Admission is free.
What: Books and activities with a Valentine’s Day theme.
Why: It’ll go straight to his heart.
When: Tues., 11 a.m.
Where: Pottery Barn Kids, Stonebriar Centre, 2601 Preston Rd., Frisco (972-731-8912). Participation is free.
Photo: Courtesy of Luke & Loolu