Updated for 2019!
Looking for something fun and unique for your kids to do this summer? Do your kids love arts and crafts? Then you have to check out Camp Creativity at your local Michaels craft store. I have been bringing my kids to the summer program at Michaels since they were 3 years old. Not only is it a fun way to encourage a love of art, it is also really affordable.
For those that don’t know, Michaels has Saturday morning a Kids Club where kids can make unique artistic creations for only $3. The event takes place every Saturday of the month from 10am-12pm. They also offer MAKEBreak events on select Saturdays and Sundays that are FREE! In the summer, Michaels expands their kid programs to weekday events. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-12pm, kids can get creative at Michaels summer camp. The camp costs only $3/child.
Each summer, Michaels offers a different theme for their camps. One year was a trip around the world while another was visiting museums all over the country. This year, each week will offer activities sponsored by a wonderful arts and crafts company. Each session consists of a hands-on craft along with a coloring page and stickers. Special demonstrations will also be provided by the sponsoring company as well! The sponsors are: Elmer’s, Safari Ltd., Crayola, Tulip Gildan, Creatology, LEGO and Play-Doh.
The crafts will get kids excited about art as well as improve developmental skills such as fine motor, visual-spatial and problem solving. Michaels Camp Creativity is also a fun way for kids to bond with parents, siblings, friends, grandparents or guardians. Sessions are recommended for children ages 3 and up, and children must be accompanied by an adult. (Note: Some crafts are harder than others and require parental involvement to make!)
Michaels Camp Creativity 2019 Schedule
Week 1: Fantasy Creatures sponsored by Elmer’s
- June 10 – Tube Unicorn
- June 12 – Fire-Breathing Dragon
- June 14 – Magical Unicorn Slime
Week 2: Zoo Adventures sponsored by Safari Ltd.
- June 17 – Clay Pot Lion
- June 19 – Clothespin Alligator
- June 21 – Safari Slime
Week 3: Jungle Journey sponsored by Crayoli
- June 24 – Colorful Birds
- June 26 – Hangin’ with Mr. Sloth Art
- June 28 – Jungle Slime
Week 4: Retro-Cool Crafts sponsored by Tulip Gildan
- July 1 – Paint a Pet Rock
- July 3 – Neon Friendship Bracelits
- July 5 – Tie Dye Picture Frames
Week 5: Space-Age Fun sponsored by Creatology
- July 8 – Planetary Creations
- July 10 – Awesome Little Aliens
- July 12 – Milky Way Slime
Week 6: World Explorers sponsored by LEGO
- July 15 – Accordion Nesting Paper Dolls
- July 17 – Dot Painting
- July 19 – LEGO Pyramid
Week 7: Sea Treasures sponsored by Play-Doh
- July 22 – Shark Art
- July 24 – Mermaids and Pirates
- July 26 – Sculpted Sea Creatures
To learn more, please visit your local Michaels or check out the website. Pre-registration is recommended as classes can fill up.
What week are you excited about?