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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Coming Up: Free Mother's Day projects at Michael's

My favorite Mother's Day gifts are the ones the preschool teacher thought up - like the $1 wooden framed mirrors from IKEA that the kids painted, then gluing on treasures. And the necklace that I wore (on Mother's Day) of Fimo beads interspersed with shrink art quotes from my kids, like "My mom is this tall" and "my mom has blonde hair" (never did, never will). And "my mom does a lot of dishes and works on the computer."

Unfortunately, not eveyone has Teacher Carrie or Teacher Irene to help the kids create Mother's Day gifts for them. And as for Dad thinking these up? Yeah - good luck.

Fortunately, though, we have Michael's craft store, which is offering a week's worth of FREE Mother's Day crafts at their stores. Maybe Dad can bring the kids over there, or you can give the kids a nudge and bring them yourself.

While projects may change by store, here's a sample of their offerings:

Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - decorate plate

Sunday, May 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - t-shirt

Monday, May 4 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. - corsage

Tuesday, May 5 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. - paper flower bouquet

Wednesday, May 6 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. - personalized coupon book

Thursday, May 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. - card making

Friday, May 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m - wooden frame

Saturday, May 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - beading

Sunday, May 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - decorate a cookie WITH mom

What is your all-time favorite Mother's Day gift?

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