Several crafts and home improvement stores offer free projects for kids. Here are some upcoming events at Lowes, Home Depot, A.C. Moore, Michael’s, and Lakeshore Learning.
Lowes Home Improvement Stores offers Build And Grow, free building clinics for kids, on select Saturdays at 10am. The next two projects are:
Saturday, October 8th: Monster Machine
Saturday, October 22nd: Halloween Monster Truck
Lakeshore Learning offers free craft projects for kids Saturdays at 11am. Upcoming projects:
October 8th: My art portfolio
October 15th: Eye Spy binoculars
October 22nd: Masquerade mask
October 29th: Batty Buddy
Michael’s has some free crafts (and some that require a purchase):
Saturday, October 8th, 1pm to 3pm: Design an extreme craft pumpkin. Make-It Take-It with purchase of pumpkin. Ages 3 and up. While supplies last.
Sunday, October 9th, 1pm to 3pm: Paper Bat Event. Go batty this All Hallows’ Eve. FREE Make-It Take-It. Ages 3 and up. While supplies last.
Saturday, October 22nd, 10am to 12pm: Halloween T-Shirt Event. Make a fun scary spider T-shirt. Make-It Take-It with purchase of shirt. Ages 3 and up. While supplies last.
Tuesday, October 25th, 10am to 12pm: Paper Pumpkin Event. Grace your home with ghoulish decor. FREE Make-It Take-It. Ages 3 and up. While supplies last.
Wednesday, October 26th, 6pm to 8pm: Halloween Visor Event
Create a crafty visor for Halloween fun. Make-It Take-It with purchase of visor. Ages 3 and up. While supplies last.
Thursday, October 27th, 6pm to 8pm: Halloween Mask Event. Make your own masquerade mask. Make-It Take-It with purchase of mask. Ages 3 and up. While supplies last
Friday, October 28th, 6pm to 8pm: Halloween Clay Pot Event. Design your own adorable clay pot creations. Make-It Take-It with purchase of clay pot Ages 3 and up. While supplies last. 3″ clay pot only $0.50.
Saturday, October 29th, 11am to 2pm: Halloween Extravaganza Event! Join the Costume Parade, create trick-or-treat Duck Tape totes or pails and get kids faces painted. Schedule as follows: Duck Tape Pail or Tote 11am – Noon featuring Make-It Take-It with purchase of pail or tote while supplies last. FREE Face Painting Noon – 1:30pm while supplies last. Halloween Parade 1:30pm – 2pm.
Sunday, October 30th, 1pm to 3pm: Halloween Crayola® Pumpkin Patch Event. Celebrate Crayola® style! FREE Make-It Take-It. Ages 3 and up. While supplies last.
A.C. Moore has plenty of Halloween-themed crafts and demonstrations too in October
Make ‘n’ Mold Candy Demonstrations
Sunday, October 9th: Ghost Pop Cupcakes
Sunday, October 16: Monster Mallows
Sunday, October 23rd: Caramel Apples
Sunday, October 30th: Harvest Drizzled Pretzels
Other activities, crafts, and demos:
Saturday, October 8th, 1pm to 3pm: Plaid Jack-o-lantern glass block
Monday, October 10th, 1pm to 3pm: Free make ‘n’ take – Duct tape candy corn treat cup
Saturday, October 15th, 1pm to 3pm: Wilton cupcake decorating competition (see store for details)
Saturday, October 22nd, 1pm to 4pm:
* Demonstrations: Duct tape costumes, face-painting, Make ‘n’ Mold candy making
* Buy a t-shirt and decorate for free with Simply Blood
Saturday, October 29th, 1pm to 3pm: Halloween Costume Parade
* Free make ‘n’ take cookie decorating
* Free Halloween craft
* 2pm Costume Parade (get 10% off in store if your family is in costume)
* Craftiest costume wins $25 gift card