Lowe’s hosts workshops as part of their Build and Grow clinics. These clinics are on select Saturdays, usually every other Saturday at 10 a.m. These workshops fill up quick, though, so when you see one that you are interested in, be sure to sign up. It is also important to get there early since there is a limited number of kits.
These kits allow your children to create wooden craft projects with supervision. They will also receive an apron, and with each project they will receive an iron on patch. It is great fun to watch children pounding away with little hammers, parents hovering, as they put together a project.
At Lowe’s, the next available projects are DreamWorks Animation's THE CROODS inspired parakeet Chomper on Saturday, March 23 and a planter on Saturday, April 13.
The last two clinics were Monster Truck themed, and filled up fast. There is a clinic this Saturday as well, but it is unlikely that there are any spots left for the popular Monster Truck, Monster Mutt. According to the website, there are no spots available in the Seattle area.
Be sure to also look for the Lowe’s Build and Grow page on Facebook to stay updated on their events.
Home Depot has their own version of these clinics with their Saturday workshops. These workshops are from 9 a.m. to noon. the first Saturday of the month. They are for children aged 5 to 12. It is recommended that you arrive 15 minutes early to these workshops to assure your spot.
Their upcoming workshops:
• Bird feeder on Saturday, April 6
• Herb planter on Saturday, May 4
• A lawn mower pencil holder on Saturday, June 1
• Surprise craft based on Despicable Me 2 will be on Saturday, July 6
Like Lowe’s, Home Depot also has a Facebook page that will help keep you updated on their upcoming workshops.
So be sure to check back on both of these sites on a regular basis and sign up for the next great, free workshop to spend time bonding with your child. This is a great primer to pique their interest in wood crafts.