Where: 4310 West Waco Drive, Waco, TX 76710
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 1 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Price: $6 sitting fee for adults and $4 for children plus the cost of the piece you paint or create. These pieces can range in price from $5 to $59.
Phone: (254) 776-2200
When you enter this beautiful artistic space on West Waco Drive, you will be enamored by the variety of sculptured pieces and colorful examples that are set out to inspire even the most creative-challenged.
During a recent visit to the store, my daughter and I were immediately greeted by friendly staff members who were eager to help us get started on a creative project.
While there are dozens of white, ceramic pieces just waiting for a child’s (or adult’s) artistic touch, there is a shelf filled with whimsical animals and characters that are perfect for children. It also helps that they are some of the cheapest items in the store, so, it doesn’t feel like a splurge to spend a few dollars on them. These “Animal Krackers,” as they are called, are adorable and kid-friendly. And with a multitude of paint colors to choose from, there is no end to the creative possibilities.
My daughter chose a figure of a cat to paint, and because I didn’t want to miss out on the fun, I chose to paint a dog. The process of creating a one-of-a-kind Practically Pikasso piece is so easy that my six-year-old daughter didn’t need any help going through the steps.
Not only was it a great mommy/daughter date location, but it would have been just as much fun to come there with a group of mommy friends who needed a night out. It was relaxing for the kids and for the parents. And at the end of the day you get a cute, decorative reminder of your time together.
Ceramic pieces take four days to be fired and glazed and ready for pick-up, but it is so worth the wait.
And along with ceramic pieces, Practically Pikasso also offers patrons the chance to create unique mosaics and fused glass pieces.
Jessa is the Editor-in-Chief of Hooray for Family and the mom of three energetic children. She has a BA in Mass Communication/Journalism from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and is a long-time resident of Central Texas. When she isn't writing and editing, she enjoys playing board games with her kids, teaching Sunday school and channeling her creativity into craft projects.