The kidscommons children’s museum in downtown Columbus is ready to make students’ winter break time a playtime.

One week into students’ vacation period, kidscommons has a variety of activities planned to educate and entertain children during the next week-and-a-half before school resumes Jan. 9.

For children interested in utilizing their creativity, the museum also has Art Time from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Wednesday.

This week’s art session will allow kids to create a unique holiday ornament to take home with them or it can be placed on the museum’s Christmas tree. The focus isn’t always on painting as the museum tries to tie in other aspects of art, such as collages, oil pastels and other mixed mediums, said Jessica Norcross, museum educator.

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