Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: Kami Tapia-Downing, left, and her brother, Emiliano Tapia Downing, work diligently on completing their birdhouse project during a Kids Workshop last year.
By Jon Johnson
THATCHER – THATCHER – The popular Home Depot Kids Workshop will take place this Saturday, Feb. 2, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Thatcher location at 750 S. 20th Ave.
The Produce On Wheels With Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W) program will be in the parking lot from 8 – 11 a.m.
For the Kids Workshop, this month the youth will have the opportunity to build a personalized heart-shaped box. The candy heart box is a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day or can be used to stash candy and Valentine’s Day goodies.
Once built, children may customize it with paint and stickers.
The Thatcher Home Depot has run out of kits for the children in the past, and store representatives ask those interested in attending to register online here first, so enough kits will be provided for all the children in the future.
All workshop attendees receive a workshop apron, certificate of achievement, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
The workshops are designed for children ages 5-12, but all ages are welcome. Workshop attendees have to be accompanied by an adult at all times. The workshop generally runs from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., but be wary, popular items can run out, so it’s best to make it there earlier than later.
The workshop is easy to find, just follow the sounds of hammering – usually in the supply section adjacent to the garden center – and the buzzing of children hard at work. Projects usually consist of some slight hammering of small nails or attaching a couple screws to build a wooden object, which the children can then paint or adorn with stickers. The workshops are a free activity.