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Our Story & Meet the Team

Welcome! We are so happy you are here!

We wanted to do a little write-up to answer one of the common questions I've been getting and to introduce ourselves a little bit. 

The question is, "What inspired me to open this business?"

First off, my kids 🥰 and secondly, it was a life-changing visit to another wonderful process art studio in Ontario that set me on this path. I brought my kids to an amazing studio when my kids were 2 and 4 - but it was an hour away from our home. Once we got back from our one and sadly only visit (we moved to Alberta shortly after)

I started researching what process art meant and how much our kids need to be able to engage in messy play. After that, I created a messy room for my kids on my beautiful wrap-around porch. I put all their messy play items in there. Sand, playdough, markers, crayons, paint - everything. I also put in a huge sandbox and outdoor chalkboard in the backyard for them.

Soon after, my husband had an amazing opportunity to move to Alberta to further his career. So we sadly but excitedly sold our 130-year-old home and moved here to Cochrane. The houses are much different here - no more large gorgeous porches to contain the messy play. I started searching for other places nearby to bring the kids to - nothing like it here in 2017.

By 2018, I had written my business plan for The Messy Moose. But being a stay-at-home mom, it felt like never the right time for our family to have me work outside the home.

Fast forward to now, my kids are older, and they are more independent. But also, they aren't too old that they can't benefit from some creative, messy play. That was really important for me - to be able to include my kids in this business. You'll often see them here! 🥰

So this business is everything important to me since that one magical studio visit, a passion I am so happy and eager to share with all of you! 😍

If you've read this far, thank you! If you've come into the studio or shared my page with your friends, I thank you too! ❤️

Hope to see you here at The Messy Moose Kids Art and Sensory Studio 🫎


Meet the Team

We are a locally owned and operated small business,

focused on the fun of process art and sensory play!




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