Frugal Kids Events in March
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Frugal Kids Events in March

Posted on Friday, February 28th, 2014 at 7:00 am
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manual skillDo your kids enjoy making crafts and building things? There is a simple, and frugal way to make that happen. Take your children to some of these in-store kids events that will be going on in March. No clean up required!

Lowe’s Build and Grow
Children who attend get the opportunity to build a wooden project. They also get a free apron, googles, and a patch. You must register ahead of time if you want your child to participate.

March 8, 2014: Build a Birdhouse – Kids will build a wooden birdhouse. When finished, it can be placed outside so little birds can make a nest in it this spring. This event will begin at 10:00 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 children who are age 3 and up. No reservations are necessary.

March 1, 2014: Wheels & Wings Note Clip – Kids will create and decorate cars and planes that function as note hangers.

March 8, 2014: Beautiful Butterfly – Kids will make a colorful paper butterfly

March 15, 2014: Springtime Kite Craft – Kids will have the opportunity to create their very own kite. They get to decorate it themselves. This craft provides children with an activity to try after they get home.

March 22, 2014: Colors-Of-The-Rainbow Mirror – Kids will receive a small mirror. They can decorate the area outside the mirror to look like a brightly colored rainbow.

March 29, 2014: Funny Fish Puppet – Kids create a paper plate puppet that looks like a fish. They can decorate the fish with paint, sparkles, and more.

Michaels Kids Club
It costs $2.00 for a child to attend a 30 minute crafting session at Michaels. The sessions start every half hour, beginning at 10:00 in the morning and ending at 11:00 in the morning.

March 1, 2014: Read Across North America – Kids will create a Read Across America Bookmark

March 8, 2014: Jigsaw Puzzle Fun – Kids will create a personalized jigsaw puzzle

March 15, 2014: Personalized Name Plate – Kids will create their own nameplate with wooden letters.

March 22, 2014: Framed With Creativity – Kids decorate a photo frame with felt stickers

March 29, 2014: Inspired by Mondrian – Kids make a painting in the style of artist Piet Mondrian.

LEGO Club events are held in LEGO stores. They start at 5:00 in the evening. Each event gives kids the opportunity to put together a mini-model. The events are free, and are offered “while supplies last”.

March 4, 2014: Build a Spring Tree – Kids put together a cute tree that has flower buds and eyes.

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