Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Works for Me: FREE Kids Workshops!

On the first Saturday in April, Pat and I took the kids to one of the free Kids Workshops at Home Depot and helped Abby and Noah make butterfly houses.

Well, I tried to help Noah make a butterfly house. Pat & Abby were already finished while Noah and I were still on step #2. I was trying to let him do some hammering, but the poor kid kept hitting his finger. (ouch!) Daddy finally had to step in...

The houses turned out great! The kids were sure proud of their creations.

They even got to keep the apron and received a special butterfly house pin to add to it, as well as a certificate for completing the project. It was really a lot of fun and absolutely FREE!!!

Who would have thought a few weeks ago when we built these that we'd have our very own butterfly-to-be who could move right in? The kids are really excited about that. I just found this video clip that Abby took - so cute!

Kids Workshops take place the first Saturday of the month at Home Depot stores all over the country. My best friend in AZ is actually the one who first told me about them. We're planning to go this Saturday too and get another pin for their little orange aprons. :)


Kel said...

That sounds like fun. I'll have to look in to it for my girls. They would love it! I have a giveaway at if you are interested.

Krystyn said...

Every time I see those HD workshops, I think how cool they must be...I hope we are able to do one next year.

Heidi said...

What a treasure you found on your camera! That was so adorable. You always have the best ideas for spending time with your family. And actually this would be a great Activity Day too!
I can't wait to see pictures of the butterfly when it hatches. :)

amanda said...

this is adorable!! and currently beans is obsessed with butterflies!! def going to check this out!

*Lisa* said...

We love these workshops! We haven't been to a Home Depot one in a while, but Lowe's also has them (2nd and 4th Saturdays- so that's three Saturday's a month to choose from :) I do like the patches on the Lowe's aprons better than those darn pins on the HD ones.