Everything Kid-Friendly Cincy: Color Me Mine Edition

Color Me Mine is a paint-your-own-pottery franchise that makes the unique and creative experience of pottery painting accessible for people of all ages. It is a great way to explore your creativity while enjoying a therapeutic and calming experience by yourself or with others. It is ideal for all ages and skill levels to create a one-of-a-kind piece.

The local Color Me Mine franchise in Crestview Town Center is woman-owned and operated and hosts all kinds of events, including private parties, girls night out events, and kid-friendly fun. Every third Thursday is Ladies Night, where ladies of all ages get 20% off.

My favorite thing, though? Walk-ins are welcome! All ceramic pieces—from mugs and dishware to seasonal items and back—are individually priced and can be personalized by painting your own designs and styles, thanks to a wide selection of colors, brush sizes, and so much more. This is such a great idea for a thoughtful, personal gift for a loved one.

“Pottery is fun to paint. Painting is fun.” –Mara, age 4.5

How it works: you can walk right in, choose your unpainted ceramic bowl or figurine, and use any variety of brushes, stencils, and paints to customize your piece. A Color Me Mine worker is there to help and answer questions along the way. Once we completed our pieces—pumpkin and Christmas tree for me; rainbow vase and pumpkin for my 4.5-year-old daughter—we left them with Color Me Mine to fire in the kilns they have onsite. It took a week for them to be completed, when they called to let us know we were able to pick them up.

I highly recommend this fun activity with a child or a significant other or friends or as a birthday party. I loved being able to walk right in with my daughter, who loves art, and who was able to create artwork just as I was able to—someone graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and has taken their fair share of art classes.

Color Me Mine
Crestview Hills Town Center
2874 Town Center Blvd
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Written by: Linsey Kraeling – Woman, wife, and mother about town; proud millennial; and lifelong Cincinnatian with an invested interest in community involvement and having a full plate—literally and figuratively. Follow along with and read more about eating like a sophisticated six-year-old, supporting local, and acting like a tourist in her own city at instagram.com/linsinnati and tourdecincinnati.com.