Frugal Kids Events in April
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Frugal Kids Events in April

Posted on Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Kids CraftsNeed something fun for your children to do? There are several free (or frugally priced) kids craft events that will be taking place in April. You can give your children the opportunity to create art or build a project without having to deal with the clean up.

Lowe’s Build and Grow
Children who attend a Lowe’s Build and Grow event will build a wooden project. They also will receive a free apron, goggles, and patch. You must register your child ahead of time if you want him or her to attend these free events.

April 12, 2014: Recycling Truck – Kids will build an awesome Recycling Truck. This project may spark a child’s interest in recycling. This event will begin at 10:00 in the morning.

Home Depot Free Workshops
Home Depot offer free do-it-yourself workshops for children of all experience levels who are ages 5 – 12. Kids will receive a free Workshop Apron, a commemorative pin, and a certificate of achievement. They also get to put together a project. You must register in advance for your child to attend.

April 5, 2014: Build a Birdbath/Bird feeder from the “Rio 2” film – Kids get to put together their very own birdbath/bird feeder that is decorated with characters from the “Rio 2” movie. This workshop will begin at 9:00 in the morning.

Lakeshore Learning
Lakeshore Learning offers free kids craft events every Saturday. They start at 10:00 in the morning and end at 3:00 in the afternoon. The events are for kids who are age 3 and up. No reservations are necessary.

April 5, 2014: It’s Spring! Bird’s Nest – Kids will design and create a colorful nest for a “fancy feathered friend” (which is included in the craft).

April 12, 2014: What’s Happening? Write & Wipe Schedule – Kids will decorate a weekly scheduler that they can use to plan out their week. Wipe off the scheduler and change it at any time.

April 19, 2014: Sunny Days Light Catcher – Kids will make a masterpiece that will captures the sunlight and will brighten up any window.

April 26, 2014: All Aboard! A Storytelling Puppet – Kids will create their own cute sailor and matching boat puppets. Time to tell a story and make a puppet show!

LEGO Club
LEGO Club holds monthly events in the LEGO stores. They start at 5:00 in the evening and are free to attend. Kids will have the opportunity to put together a mini-model. It is offered “while supplies last”.

April 1, 2014: LEGO Helicopter Mini Build – Kids put together a mini LEGO helicopter.

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