Kids Crafts at Michaels Craft Stores

by PeggyHazelwood

You can find just about everything for crafting at Michaels craft stores, but did you know your kids can make crafts there on Saturdays for a nominal fee while you shop?

Michaels has craft supplies galore. You can usually find what you're looking for for just about any craft project. But sometimes you need a few minutes of alone time to pick out just the right things.

Enter the Saturday craft kids club. For just $2 per child, kids can make a different craft each Saturday. Each session lasts 30 minutes, and usually there are four sessions each week to choose from. Times are usually 10 a.m. to noon.

UPDATE: Michael's is now offering kids crafts classes during the week this summer from June 17 to July 29, 2013, for 2 hours each class! See the section below for more information!

The photo shown here is of a necklace made from a craft kit with shrink art and felt. This type of craft is fun to make for kids 5 and up.

Kids Love to Make Crafts

Framed Letter Craft Project
Framed Letter Craft Project
Peggy Hazelwood

Kids Club at Michaels

Their Slogan: We Craft. You Shop.

The Michaels Kids Club is held in Michaels stores nationwide each Saturday. Here are the specifics:

  • Fee:  $2 per child
  • Age:  3 and older
  • Time:  30 minute class
  • Number of sessions each Saturday:  usually four, each lasting 30 minutes
  • Time:  sessions start at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.

Craft Kits To Keep on Hand

Easy Projects Kids Can Make at Home
Alex Toys My Giant Busy Box

Kids Crafting at Home

Crafting with Polymer Clay
Crafting with clay is always a hit!
Crafting with clay is always a hit!
Peggy Hazelwood

Sample Projects at Michaels Kids Club

May 2013

In May 2013, the Kids Club at Michaels craft stores features a variety of projects. Some of the early projects feature Mother's Day gifts that any mom would be proud to receive from her little darling.

These projects include a "Thanks for Helping Me Grow" clay pot that kids can decorate and a Mother's Day heart necklace that kids make for mom.

Later in the month these projects are featured in the store:

  • Celebrate Your Hero:  a certificate for kids to write about their hero and make a badge to embellish the certificate
  • Craft Your Hero Doll:  a flat doll kids assemble and dress complete with cape!
  • National Drawing Day:  a crown for kids to decorate then wear

 

Passport to Imagination at Michaels Stores

2013 Summer Craft Classes from June 17 to July 31

Check out Michaels' Passport to Imagination page for a detailed look at all of the classes offered for 7 weeks this summer.

 

Here's what's in store for each 2-hour class the rest of the summer:

 

~ Week 4: 

- Monday, July 8, 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Europe

Projects:  Ukrainian egg, Russian dancing doll, Royal guard

- Wednesday, July 10, 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Europe

Projects:  Castle, Eiffel tower, spaghetti

- Friday , July 12, 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Europe

Projects:  Windmill, origami tulip, nutcracker

 

~ Week 5: 

- Monday, July 15, 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Africa

Projects:  Kente cloth, lion face, Sarcophagus

- Wednesday, July 17, 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Africa

Projects:  sandals, pyramid with mummy, mask

- Friday, July 19, 10 am. to 12 noon - Africa

Projects:  leather bracelet, bead dangle, mosaic

 

~ Week 6: 

- Monday, July 22, 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Australia

Projects:  Mosaic sea life, clown fish mobile, kangaroo pouch

- Wednesday, July 24, 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Australia

Projects:  Coral with fish, outback sunset painting, kookaburra frame

- Friday, July 26, 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Australia

Projects:  fish mobile, stingray, aboriginal turtle

 

~ Week 7: 

- Monday, July 29, 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Antarctica

Projects:  Clay pot whale, penguin tube, scratch paint whale and fish

- Wednesday, July 31, 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Antarctica

Projects:  iceberg, penguin, windsock

- Friday, August 2, 10 a.m. to 12 noon - Antarctica

Projects:  swirling snow, oil pastel whale, thermometer

Check Michaels Each Month

for New Craft Projects

Each month Michaels offers new Kids Club projects. The often have Kids Events flyers you can take home to remind you of which projects will be held each Saturday that month.

 

Kids Classes at Michaels

Help Your Child Learn New Skills

Michaels also offers classes like Wilton cake decorating for kids. If your child shows an interest in the culinary arts, this is a great way for them to gain new skills, techniques, and confidence in their abilities.

And just think of all the fun your whole family will have helping them eat the fruits of their labors!

Some current classes being held at Michaels include these fun and educational kids classes:

  • Kid's Fondant Decorating Class
  • Wilton Super Cakes for Kids
  • Wilton Fondant Cupcakes for Kids

These classes are generally 2 hours long and for kids ages 8 to 12.

Craft Articles to Get You Crafting

Crafts from Around the World for Kids at Michaels
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How to Use Paper and Decoupage to Decorate a Clipboard
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Do You and Your Kids Craft Together?

Updated: 07/07/2013, PeggyHazelwood
 
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sheilamarie on 05/14/2013

What a great idea! I'll bet Michaels gets a lot more business by offering these crafting classes to kids. It's a great way to introduce kids to some new ideas and experiences.

pkmcr on 05/11/2013

Kids learning to craft is such an important part of their development and it's great to see them learning, interacting with others and having fun.

belinda342 on 05/10/2013

I love watching kids do crafts. They are so intent on getting it just right! This sounds like a great way for the kids to have some fun and learn something new while Mom gets some quality shopping time in.

CherylsArt on 05/10/2013

I used to work at Michael's and enjoyed doing the kids activity days.

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