Monday, February 6, 2012

Keeping Kids Crafty in San Diego

It seems like some of us are born crafty, while others have craftiness thrust upon them through school, work,or friends.  Love of crafting is best planted, though, when we are young and it can then bloom into a passion and a  lifetime of creativity.

But how to nurture this love of crafting?  Get your kids crafting while they're young!  Besides developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, teaching your kids how to craft can keep them busy and out of your hair for a few...well, minutes.  They say the best things in life are free and, believe it or not, Home Depot offers free kid's workshops the first Saturday of each month.  Between 9 am and 12 pm at each Home Depot location children aged 5-12 years can participate in free, hands-on workshops that will teach them do-it-yourself skills, tool safety, and keeps them crafty!  Each child gets to keep their newly-honed craft, receives a free orange mini-apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. 

The February workshop on Saturday, February 4th, was constructing a Valentine's Day themed keepsake box. Cute!

The March workshop, on Saturday, March 3rd, will be to build and race a #20 speedster race car.  How fun!

If you have kids and have the time, I hope you can check it out.

  Stay crafty, San Diego!!!!!

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