Local mom offers educational pottery activity for stay-at-home kids

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BATON ROUGE, La. (WVLA/WGMB) — Local mom and entrepreneur Lauren Strain wants parents to understand they are not alone during the coronavirus outbreak. “Perspective is everything,” said Strain. “Let’s use this time to learn, create, grow and make memories in the proccess.”

Perhaps one of the most aggressive measures by state government in response to the pandemic was the closure of schools. Many parents left scrambling for resources and child care. Strain found herself in a similar situation, attempting to home-school her son and operate her small business Pollumination, from home.

As many businesses adapt to unfamiliar times, Strain is adapting her business model to meet the needs of the community. She has developed a kid-oriented activity for parents that applies science and art fundamentals. “The Pollinator Paint Your Own Pottery Pack is an educational at-home science and art lesson that’s fun as can ‘bee,'” said Strain.

The pack includes a plate, three paint colors (yellow, purple and black) and a sponge rental, which acts as an eraser. Students will also find an included infographic coloring sheet and instructions on how to make a pollinator thumbprint keepsake plate.

Pollumination operates as a pollinator-friendly business, where a portion of proceeds are donated to preserving the bee population. Strain said she keeps an abundance of supplies in her studio and invites parents and students to borrow brushes along with the activity. The brushes and sponge should be returned along with the painted pottery piece.

Painted pottery pieces can be dropped off with Strain at the parent’s convenience, where curbside drop-off and pick-up is also available.

Each pack is $22 and may be ordered online at pollumination.com or through direct messaging on the company’s official Facebook page.

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