Kids Can Bring Home Adorable Crafts During Michaels’ Family Make Week

Michael's Arts and Crafts Store Waterbury CT. 6/2014
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If you have crafty kids at home (and we mean the creative kind of crafty, of course) who are looking to make something special, then you need to check out Michaels craft stores’ Family Make Week. Every day from June 2 through June 7, Michaels locations around the country will over a different free craft project for kids to make and take home.

This year’s Family Make Week theme is nature, and all the crafts involve some sort of cute critter.

These free craft classes require no previous skill, and all the materials they’ll need to complete the project are included. Children ages 3 and older are welcome to join the class. Parents must stay in the store, and online registration is required.

To find a Family Make Week class near you, just select a class at Michaels’ website. Enter your ZIP code to find a location and sign up to reserve your spot.

The daily schedule for Family Make Week includes:

June 2: Toad House

Kids who love catching toads and frogs on warm summer days will be “hoppy” to paint this cute little temporary home for their jumping guests. The class runs 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 2.


June 3: Sparkling Dragonflies

There’s something almost magical about dragonflies. With a few simple items, kids can create their own dazzling dragonfly to fly home with them. This class is from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, June 3.


June 4: Woven Turtle

Parents are sure to remember taking popsicle sticks and colored yarn to weave together into cool mobiles or magnets. This time, the kids are fashioning woven turtles, complete with the shell and too-cute googly eyes. Your kiddo can make them at 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4.


June 5: Butterfly Puppet Garden

Butterflies and gardens just capture the fancy-free days of summer, don’t they? This craft levels up a traditional picture by turning it into mini puppet show. Class runs 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5.


June 6: Bug-Catcher Jar

Bugs may seem creepy and crawly to parents, but kids can’t resist them. Let the kids have their fun and keep their bugs safe and sound with this decorated jar. This class runs from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, June 6.


June 7: Painted Rock Bugs

Painting rocks is one of the most popular crafting trends for kids of all ages. And, if you don’t like having the kids collect actual bugs, then these colorful critters should be the perfect substitute. Make them at 4-6 p.m. on Friday, June 7.


These sweet and colorful crafts are sure to please every member of the family. Get over to Michaels if you want to join in!

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