Did you know that Michaels has a craft class for kids 3 and up on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:00 am? They offer a variety of crafts that appear to be mostly geared toward the elementary age group and each week has a theme. It is five dollars to register for the class and you can register in-store or online. Quite a good value, if you ask me, as it included two crafts, all necessary supplies, instruction by a teacher, a backpack and face painting (only on Friday). Michaels has a separate room in the back of the store that is set up for these craft workshops. Eight other kids attended our workshop with their parents. Kids got to complete two full, very detailed crafts. The theme of the week was “Castles and Princesses”. For the first craft,the kids made a finger puppet (either a queen, king, dragon, or knight) out of felt, and for the second craft they made a puff ball dragon. These two activities took about an hour and a half. Following the lesson, the kids got a backpack to take home and an opportunity to have their face painted. A really fun time and a great value for any kid that loves crafts, but do check out the craft of the day before registering to make sure it is a good fit for your child’s age and skill-level!
-Nina Parrish, M.Ed.
Owner | Parrish Learning Zone, LLC