Hardware store crafts: Celebrating function and form
Glenview mom Beth Engelman makes a catch-all using a recycled can and sisal rope. Engelman demonstrates back-to-school crafts that can be done with hardware store finds. | Alyssa Schueneman~Sun-Times Media
Free hands-on workshops for kids
Did you know that Home Depot and Lowe’s offer free project-making clinics for kids?
Each store offers workshops where attendees make toys, games and more using real tools and materials.
Recently my 6-year-old attended a clinic where he made a wooden racecar and spinning top. I was impressed with the caliber of the project as well as the opportunity these workshops afford kids as they learn about tools, safety and construction.
For more information including August’s upcoming schedule visit Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinics (www.lowesbuildandgrow.com/pages/default.aspx) and Home Depot’s Kids Workshops (www.homedepot.com/webapp/catalog/
Ease your way back into ‘school mode’ with hardware store-inspired projects that pay homage to both function and form