A.C. Moore has been offering arts, crafts and floral merchandise since 1985 and owns 130+ stores along the East Coast. As someone who has lived in the Philadelphia area my entire life, I'm very familiar with the retail brand and have been shopping there for years. Coming from a creative and artistic family, my parents would take my brother and I to A.C. Moore in the early nineties so that we could stock up on art supplies. It was where I found most of my treasured miniature dollhouse furniture, where in the 7th grade I discovered scrapbooking and today it's where I stock up on supplies for DIY projects for my wedding clients.
This weekend, I had the opportunity to invite a friend and her two young sons (ages 6 and 9) to join me at A.C. Moore of Downingtown for their Kids 2nd Saturday craft event. On the second Saturday of the month from 1:00PM to 3:00PM, A.C. Moore hosts FREE craft events for children curated by their very own A.C. Moore Craftologists.
Upon arrival, Josh and Jake learned that they'd be coloring their own drawstring backpacks (yes, I was jealous). The event supervisor kindly fetched a second table for us since there were a lot of boys and girls in attendance and the boys carefully selected which colors of fabric markers they'd use for their bags - green and blue were pretty popular among the crowd. Not only did the event encourage Josh and Jake to get creative, but they were able to socialize with some of the other children who were attending and even got to practice their writing as they stenciled their names onto their bags (Josh, age 9, had a pretty funny message in his owl's thought bubble... be sure to check out the pictures!).
You can check out next months project here, and keep an eye out for Summer Fun Wednesdays, beginning June 29
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