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Make Meaning opens in Thousand Oaks

Everything you need for seven different crafts—and no cleanup? Sounds good to us. Make Meaning, the creative emporium that’s taken over the kids’ arts-and-crafts scene in New York, has just opened a 4,000-square-foot location in Thousand Oaks. Kids and parents can try cake decorating, ceramics painting, paper crafting, candle making, soap making, and jewelry making; each activity has a designated station with all the prepped materials you need. Walk-ins are welcome, but there may be a wait; reservations are recommended. They do birthday parties for kids ages one and up, too. Also in the works: Mommy + Me Mini Morning classes for the under 4 crowd. A Make Meaning outing doesn’t come cheap, though: admission is $12 per person (unless you sign up for the $149 annual family membership), and there’s a project fee on top of that, starting at $8 per craft.
 
Make Meaning
The Oaks Mall, 196 West Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, 805.852.1107; makemeaning.com