Little ones paint, sculpt and eat during Wee Wonders

Ivy Wesche makes colorful noodle art with the help of her mother Megan Connaghan during Wee Wonders Saturday at the Department of Public Safety. The theme for the session was Fabulous Food. (Pioneer photos/Emily Grove)

BIG RAPIDS — Children were not scolded but instead encouraged to play with food Saturday during Wee Wonders.

Wee Wonders is a class designed for young children — ages 3 to 5 — and their parents or grandparents as part of Festival of the Arts. Session are each Saturday in February at the Big Rapids Department of Public Safety, 435 N. Michigan Ave.

During the latest class, which was themed Fabulous Food, kiddos created works of art with edible supplies including Skittles paint, mashed potatoes, fruits and colorful noodles.

Along with painting, making sculptures and constructing other masterpieces, children learned about healthy snacks during the session.

Owen Catter uses celery sticks and Skittles paint to create a work of art while his mother Elisa Catter watches.


Posted by Emily Grove

Emily is the Pioneer and Herald Review crime and court reporter, covering crime in both Mecosta and Osceola counties. She can be reached by e-mail at or by phone at (231) 592-8362.

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