What: Arts and Crafts Workshops and Fun Website
Who: Ages 5 – 12 (Workshops) and All Ages (Website)
When: Saturdays, 10 am – 1 pm (Workshops)
Where: Your local Michael’s store
How Much: Free
Do you remember coloring books? Why don’t we color any more as we get older? Oh, I remember. We have to clean, work, pay bills, cook, go grocery shopping, do the laundry. Sigh.... We have kids now. The Knack, a website dedicated to child creativity and imagination, has printable coloring pages and project ideas for those hot, humid, rainy, South Florida days. Budding artists can also join an online club for free and receive special offers, birthday greetings, and exclusive web features. At the bottom of the page, you enter your zip code and find the next artistic activity going on at your local Michael’s. This Saturday, July 11th from 10 am to 1 pm, you can make your own personalized summer fun tote bag using a variety of paints and stencils. I have not been to one of these yet, but I called the Plantation store and they told me that all supplies are included and it's completely free. The friendly sales clerk said it takes the kids about 15 to 20 minutes to complete the project. That sounds just as good as coloring to me.