There's something to be said about spending a day inside with air con being creative, when outside the temps are sweltering. Colour Me Mine Paint-It-Yourself Ceramic Studio at Summer Hill in Sydney's inner west was a welcome sanctuary on such a day where adults and kids could be still, in the moment, and painting away, letting our creative juices flow.
Usually there is a $15 studio fee per person that covers the cost of material plus the cost of the ceramic you choose to paint. There is a great variety which would appeal to the artistic novice (myself) and experienced painters alike. I chose a quaint little strawberry dish, our 4 year old chose a Buzz Lightyear money box, the 11 year old a french fries packet money box and the other adult a lovely flower petal container.
It was a nice change being in the moment and still on a hot day and focusing on nothing more than the task at hand. Others were enjoying painting with wine of choice and children were happily being occupied in the party room.
Colour Me Mine is a great alternative to fast paced indoor activities for children and a welcome change from chaotic indoor play centres that parents often resort to, to keep kids amused on hot days.