This month your kids can enjoy many free crafting events including Craft Month at Michael's and for the serious crafter at Crafts 2000 (15312 South Dixie Highway, Monroe MI). If you've never been to the Crafts 2000 discount outlet you are missing out big-time!
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Ann Arbor for the kids, teens and tots in your life!
March 2: Kids can create a colorful bookmark at Michael's Crafts from 4:00-6:00 p.m. for Read Across America, there is also a free Make-it, Take-it Dr. Seuss Pencil Cup Holder for ages 3+. it's free while supplies last!
March 2-3: March maskness hits at Crafts 2000 too where kids can make a cool Mardi Gras mask for free from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
March 3: With many kids beginning their science fair projects, be sure to stop in at Michael's at 3:00 p.m. for the My First Science Fair demo! The amigurumi club for teens at the Ypsilanti District Library at 11:00 a.m. might be a fun way to learn a new craft.
March 10: From 1:00-3:00 p.m., take the kids to learn to make a t-shirt tote bag at Michael's. This would be a great idea to implement on all of their old-outgrown t-shirts after too! The project is free with the purchase of a t-shirt. This event is for kids ages 3+. Stay in the store a little longer too to have the kids make a free yarn doll from 3:00-5:00 p.m. What about decorating a "diary"? Kids can do that at the Ypsilanti District Library at 2:00 p.m.
March 10-11: For your favorite Girl Scout, head to a fun pin swap at Crafts 2000 where the girls can make and take OR trade the fun, cool pins that they are creating for free. The event runs 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. throughout the weekend.
March 12: Do you have a Daisy, Brownie, Junior or other Girl Scout in the family? Be sure to stop by Michael's for a free craft demo 6:00-7:00 p.m. celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts. Girl Scout Troop Leaders should be sure to stop by too!
March 17: The amigurumi club for teens at the Ypsilanti District Library at 11:00 a.m. might be a fun way to learn a new craft. Peeps-O-Rama starts at the Ypsilanti District Library too. Kids ages 4-7 should stop by at 1:00 p.m. to make Peep "Accessories" as well as other fun projects.
March 24: From 1:00-3:00 p.m., kids ages 3+ can stop by their local Michael's stores to make a cute frog out of a purchased egg. This is a free event while supplies last. Would your teen enjoy accessorizing a t-shirt by making some cool cuts? YDL can help. Learn to make fun cuts to make a customized cut t-shirt at 2:00 p.m.
March 31: Kids can make a terra cotta butterfly from 1:00-3:00 p.m. with the purchase of a clay pot. This Michael's event is geared for kids over age 3. For children and teens a little older, Crafts 2000 has a free memory wire bracelet project 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The amigurumi club for teens at the Ypsilanti District Library at 11:00 a.m. might be a fun way to learn a new craft.