Looking for free or low cost fun for the kids this summer?
Michael’s has opened registration for their popular kids’ craft classes, Passport to Imagination.
Sessions are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 10AM-12. You can sign up for one or all of them. They begin the week of June 14th and run through the week of July 26th.
Each is 5.00 per session or 12.00 for three, which is a pretty good deal for a kids’ program that includes supplies and instruction.
There are weekly themes this year. I’ll be honest; I preferred the cool cultural themes they’ve had in the past, but there are still some cute crafts planned for this summer. I love the Duck Tape bracelet.
To sign up, you can go into your store or register online. To register online you’ll want to click, “Sign up now,” then, “Kids’ Programs.” Then, you’ll want to input your zip code to find your store, select it, and choose, “Passport to Imagination,” from the pull down. That last bit is the only tricky thing, because otherwise you won’t see them.
My store had spots for each session, but they are limited to around 8 kids a piece, so as you can imagine, they go fast. Now, I haven’t done these with the boys, so if you have, please do leave a comment. I think the craft takes less than the two hours, but there is some extra time for the kids to just draw or use the materials provided. My impression is that parents usually stick around rather than dropping off, but two hours would be a long time to hang out in Michael’s (at least for me….) so I could be wrong. I’ll work on finding out for sure, but do leave a comment if you know!
For more ideas for crafty campers, you can check, Specialty Camps or Fine Arts Camps in our Summer Camp Guide. I’ll also have tons of free and low cost summer fun all season long. The, “Official,” summer guide will launch the first week of May. I know! We’re pretty excited about it, too!