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Mother's Day handmade gift workshops at area Michaels craft stores


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Most seasoned moms can lead any visitor to an area in their home where handmade gifts are proudly displayed. Perhaps a hand-print trivet resides in the kitchen while drawings rendered by the hand of  preschooler hang in the living room. Such gifts crafted by the hands of their children are treasures for moms.

This Mother's Day, Michaels craft store is hosting "Make a Gift for Mom" workshops. These workshops begin on Saturday May 1, 2010 and end on Saturday May 8, 2010. Each day has their own unique craft, allowing children the chance to make personalized and special gifts for their mothers. Some crafts are completely free while others require that a few of the materials be purchased beforehand.

These workshops are great way for fathers and kids to enjoy some quality time together while making a Mother's Day present that will be treasured for years to come. Below is a list of the scheduled crafts, dates and times.

Saturday, May 1 (1 – 3 p.m.): Kids can make mom either a pair of gem earrings or a glass bead bracelet. Cost: FREE

Sunday, May 2 (1 – 3 p.m.): Make a mug so Mom can sip her coffee in style. Cost: FREE decorating supplies with purchase of a $1.99 mug kit

Monday, May 3 (6 – 8 p.m.): Craft a corsage for Mom to wear on the big day. Cost: FREE corsage supplies with purchase of silk flowers, $1 and up

Tuesday, May 4 (6 – 8 p.m.): Paint a pot and fill with relaxing spa products for Mom to enjoy all year long. Cost: FREE painting supplies (does not include spa items, $1 and up)

Thursday, May 6 (6 – 8 p.m.): Kids can create a one-of-a-kind design for mom on a t-shirt. Cost: FREE workshop with purchase of $2.50 t-shirt

Friday, May 7 (6 – 8 p.m.): Decorate and personalize a picture frame for mom to display her favorite photo of the family. Cost: FREE decorating supplies with purchase of $1 frame

Saturday, May 8 (10 a.m. – Noon): Make a personalized card for Mom. Cost: FREE



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