Every other Saturday morning, Lowes offers a free workshop for kids. The Build and Grow Clinic gives each child an apron, safety goggles and a kit with all the supplies needed for one project. You can keep all the gear. They also loan you kid-sized tools to use.
The kits are great for little people, but are most appropriate for kids in grade school on up. Younger kids will need more help with assembly. Still, the directions were clear and required little to no reading, and the holes for the nails are predrilled.
This particular craft was a wooden police car with working lights and wheels. Pretty cool. And when they finished their cars, the kids each got a mall police badge patch to sew onto their aprons. Over time, they can amass a collection of badges to show off the projects they’ve completed.
Although the Build and Grow clinics are free, it is recommended that you sign up in advance and show up early in the timeslot to ensure you don’t miss out. It didn’t seem like an issue in our store, but it did get pretty crowded!
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