Saturday, June 7, 2014

Home Depot - Build And Grow Workshops Are FREE And FUN

Did you know that Home Depot offers your children the chance to learn to use tools, paint and the opportunity to build a project...FOR FREE?  

This is not a sponsored post!  I merely appreciate the fact that Home Depot does this type of activity for children & families for free!  Because of that, I am helping spread the word...with no compensation at all!
Today was their "Build and Grow" Workshop to build a "riding lawnmower".  
Because we had a free Saturday and this activity was FREE too...we couldn't pass it up!  
Four kids, one mom, hammers, nails, screws and paint...OH MY!  
But honestly, it was good free fun!  
The kids were a little bummed that they were out of aprons when we got there, but we didn't get there right on time.  They were handed kits and then they are pretty much left to figured out how to build it on their own.  Thankfully, their mommy knows how to use tools (she had a very hands on dad who taught her well), we got all four riding lawn mowers built and painted.  I'm grateful that all four of my kids are learning how to correctly use tools...boy or girl, this is a skill that they will use their whole life...and not everyone has parents who will try or have the patience to teach them how!  I love doing this for my kids!
These workshops are an awesome chance for everyone to learn a little and GROW!
Some were pleased with their paint job...while others weren't too thrilled...but hey, it was a free project and we can always repaint them when we get home, if the finished product isn't all it's cracked up to being.  Each child is also given a certificate of completion & a pin to put on their collect as they complete each project!  LOVE THIS!
We visited the Home Depot bathroom before heading they could wash up and get some paper towels to wrap their projects in for the car ride home...or we would have had paint everywhere.  

All in all, it was a lot of fun and totally manageable, by myself...with four kids & four projects!  I highly recommend you check it out!'s FREE!  The next Home Depot Build and Grow is in July...CLICK HERE to check the schedule and make sure you reserve a spot for your kids, so they have a kit ready for them when you arrive.

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was in no way compensated by posting about this free, once a month opportunity for families to participate in these events at Home Depot.