Our Initiative

The arts and crafts pickup events started out of a need to support parents and kids during COVID-19. With many organizations choosing to remain online during the Summer, we want to do our part to keep the imagination alive.

Scheduled pickup dates/times remaining:

Saturday, July 25th from 2pm – 4pm. Bags now only $1 while supplies last.

Location: Mestizo, 2323 S Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Local sponsors for the Tatro Arts and Crafts Pickup Summer Series include Basic Bee Shop, BREC, Companion Animal Alliance, Laura Siu Planning & Events, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, and Mestizo

All questions or special requests should be directed to Tatro®: Hand-Built Magnetic Toys at hello@tatrotoy.com.

$5 $1 Arts and Crafts Bag (July 25th)

This is good for 1 arts and crafts bag on July 25th only. Bags can be added at checkout for additional children in the family.

The arts and crafts bags will vary based on supplies but are expected to include coloring sheets, craft pom-poms, foam, paper, cardboard, paints, chalk, pipe cleaners and beads.

Learn more about our sponsors:

Basic Bee Shop


Companion Animal Alliance

Laura Siu Planning & Events

Louisiana Art & Science Museum


Can’t Wait? Get a FREE 15-Page Coloring Book + Coloring and Activity Pages Weekly.

Celebrating Hometown Heroes – FREE Paper Playset Download Available NOW!

Tatro: Hand-Built Magnetic Toys launches a “Hometown Heroes” paper playset for kids 3-12 to honor the work of frontline employees during COVID-19. The free playsets will be available for a free download on June 1st.

In Hometown Heroes, “Hopeville” as the city is named, makes frontline workers such as healthcare workers, teachers, delivery workers, and cleaning staff essential to keep the city moving. The illustrations are inspired by the sidewalk chalk initiatives throughout the U.S that have brought hope to so many.

In the News

Summer Series

Local toy company honors “Hometown Heroes” of COVID-19 with paper playset (NBC 33/FOX 44)

Local toy company launches a ‘Hometown Heroes’ paper playset (WAFB/CBS)

Baton Rouge toy company, other businesses team up to make arts & crafts bags for kids (WAFB/Louisiana Weekend)

The Geaux Rouge Show: Episode 28 Art and Cultural Economy (Geaux Rouge Talk 107.3/Video)

Past Pick-Up Arts and Crafts Events

BR toy company, businesses team up to help keep kids busy (WAFB/CBS)

Local toy company to give free arts and craft bags to keep kids busy (NBC 33/FOX 44)

Drive-thru Easter photos help families get into holiday spirit (WAFB/CBS/Video)

Local businesses offering drive-thru Easter Bunny photos (WBRZ/ABC)