Valentine’s Day is over, but love is always in the air when you have kids. At least it is for me. In addition to loving them more than words can describe, I love to see them learning new things and feeling proud of themselves.
So it was an especially lovely Valentine’s weekend when we all attended the Lowe’s Build & Grow workshop to make heart-shaped music boxes. Gage and I teamed up to make a box for Aunt Alison while Mallory and Dad created a one for me that I will seriously treasure years from now. I know I’ll smile when I remember my 3 and 5-year-olds using tiny hammers and carefully following our directions to create their mini masterpieces.
This was only the second Build & Grow workshop we had attended, although they are offered for free by Lowe’s hardware stores twice a month. Every store can accept up to 50 pre-registered children, and the spots often fill up quickly. Each child receives the wood project kit, goggles, an apron and a project patch.
Home Depot also offers a kids workshop on the first Saturday of each month. The next project of both stores is building a wooden replica of their respective Nascar cars. Cool if you have a little boy like I do.
Can’t make the clinics? Lowe’s now sells the building kits for about $6 at their stores so families can build together at home.
Lowes Build & Grow Clinics: Available at all stores on Saturdays at 10 a.m. twice a month.
Home Depot Kids Workshops: Available in all stores at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month.
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