Spring is quickly approaching, and local home improvement stores are cranking up their DIY (do it yourself) projects workshops, for adults and for children. While adults may not find DIY projects so appealing—unless it is their hobby or profession—children love them. Places like Lowe’s and Home Depot are well known for facilitating these “children’s workshops.” The workshops are usually held on Saturday mornings, beginning at a time between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Check with your local home improvement store to be sure.
Lowe’s Home Improvement store packages individual projects for young children. Lowes.com features similar workshop projects for sale. Children create these easy-to-do projects without any potentially harmful tools such as screws, nails, and hammers. Lowe’s of Valdosta, Georgia held past children’s workshops where participants assembled wooden police cars, fire trucks, and airplanes. Pending good weather, the children get to go on a tour of the store’s outside garden after finishing their projects.
Home Depot focuses their children’s workshops on more challenging DIY projects. In addition to using nails and hammers, children enjoy painting their woodworks after assembly. The Home Depot store in Valdosta has held workshops where children make such woodworks as flowerbeds, birdhouses, and wall-mountable coat hangers.
For younger children, ages three to six, Lowe’s is a great place to get them into do it yourself projects. Home Depot’s workshops generally cater to older children because of the tools they work with. Nevertheless, both home improvement stores provide great opportunities for family fun. Here’s the bonus: For a full weekend morning, parents can forget about breaking up sibling rivalries or calming temper tantrums. Moreover, children get to beam with pride at their creations once they are put to use at home.