I took my son on a fun break from a busy weekend to get our creative juices flowing this past Saturday. All A.C.Moore's, including the Rockville, MD location, host a "Kids Second Saturday Event" on Saturday's from 1-3pm. Parents can to bring their children by at any point during the two-hour event. The children are welcomed to use materials supplied by A.C. Moore to make a featured, seasonally-appropriate project and each kiddo gets to take home their own creation. Best yet, A.C. Moore craftologists are there, dedicated to providing instruction and help as needed. Believe it or not, this make-and-take crafting experience is FREE. A.C. Moore's objective is to introduce children to different artistic mediums and excite them about art.
This past Saturday, my 11-year old son designed a canvas drawstring bag. Each child received their own bag and then selected from a variety of vibrant fabric markers in all shades of the rainbow and neon colors as well. My son neatly crafted his bag, which he then filled with crafting goodies to give to his brother as a birthday present. As a parent, it was my pleasure experiencing the peaceful silence that naturally overtook the room while the children concentrated intently on adorning their prized masterpiece. The only limit to their project was each child's imagination!
The next Kids Second Saturday takes place June 11. June will be the last one until the program restarts again in September. No need to fret however, because Summer Fun Wednesdays begin June 29! *Please contact your local A.C. Moore for more details!
More about A.C. Moore:
A.C. Moore is a crafter's paradise! If you are artistic at heart, this store is a must. You might just want to do yourself a favor and pre-program the address into your GPS. The aisles are bright, cheery, well organized and bursting with products. I was impressed at the variety of product in each given category; from floral and paints to knitting and scrapbooking and "cupcaking" (what Isaac and I have always called the 'art of making cupcakes'!). I was mesmerized at how pristine, organized and well stocked the store was. It truly had something for everyone and at a very reasonable price. As if it can't get better than their robust offering of materials at low everyday prices, A.C. Moore also offers special ordering for bulk orders, military discounts, teacher discounts, amazing coupons, fundraisers for non-profit organizations, craft classes, featured projects online, attentive managers and staff and a rewards program! Let's just say that I found my new home away from home!
Where is my local A.C. Moore?
Please visit the A.C. Moore website to find your local craft sanctuary.
How much does this event cost?
These events are free. However, you will occasionally find a project that does have a small materials fee. This will also be noted clearly on the brochure.
When should I arrive?
The Kids Second Saturday event runs from 1:00 to 3;00 pm and has a "walk-in" type of flow. You may arrive when you are available, which means that you'll never be late! Sweet!
What project will they be featuring?
You can contact your local A.C. Moore store to see what project will be featured that month.
How old must my child be to attend?
While there are no age restrictions imposed by A.C. Moore, children in attendance are usually preschool-aged through teens; with elementary-aged children making up most of the guests. I recommend checking out the website for the featured project to see if it is something suitable for your child.
Remember that "FUN" doesn't need to break the bank at A.C.Moore!
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