If you need to run some errands (or just want a couple of hours of quiet), leave the kids at Purple Hippo, hidden behind the Fresh Market in Dunwoody. For $15 an hour, your child (age five and up) will be turned loose on bins of clay, paper, crayons, beads, and paints to make as many masterpieces as you can carry home. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, there’s also Mom’s Morning Out for preschoolers to do easel painting and crayon making. 5517 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, purplehippoartstudio.com
This article originally appeared in our December 2014 issue.