Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Valley News: Twins Mia, left, and Jed Dowdney, 6, work on their projects. This Saturday’s project is a periscope.
By Jon Johnson
THATCHER – Looking for a fun outing with your children that teaches construction skills while having a good time?
Look no further than the monthly Home Depot Kids Workshop on Saturday from 9 – 11 a.m.
The workshop has a different project every month and upon completion of each one, children receive a certificate and a pin. Some children also have Home Depot smocks, which they adorn with their completed pins as enlisted officers would affix medals on their uniforms.
This week, the project will be a periscope. To join in on the fun, go to the Home Depot at 750 S. 20th Ave. and follow the sounds of hammering and the buzzing of children to find the workshop in the store, or just as one of the friendly store representatives. Often times it is located in the garden area.
The Home Depot Kids Workshop is for children 5-12 and an adult needs to be present during the build. Afterward, the children take their projects home to enjoy. Project kits are subject to availability as supplies last, so don’t wait until the last minute to guarantee a kit.