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Michaels Free Kids Workshop: Air-Dry Clay Rings on Saturday, July 27

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Michaels free craft classes are the place to be on alternating Saturdays and Sundays if you’re looking for something to do with your kids. On select Saturdays, from 10 a.m. - noon, kids can participate in a free craft in-store at Michaels. Sunday Make Breaks happen on alternate weeks, from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m., also providing quick, free crafts for kids in store.

There’s a different project each week, and they only take about 15 minutes to complete. Since they’re free, no need to bust out any Michaels coupons. Any time we can find something completely free, we consider it an ultimate Michaels savings hack. You don't have to be a Michaels Rewards member to participate, but it's worth joining the program if you shop there.

Michaels typically releases their craft schedule a month out. Currently on deck: Air-Dry Clay Rings (July 27) and a Cool Summer Sign (Aug. 4).

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Michaels free craft classes for kids happen every week, either on Saturday or Sunday.

Michaels free craft classes for kids give families a two-hour window to show up, make a craft, and take it home. The projects include painting, jewelry making, seasonal crafts, and nature-inspired activities designed for children ages 5 to 12. The classes are totally free, and don’t require any kind of registration to participate. 

You’ll only need about 15 minutes to complete the projects, on average, but be prepared for some browsing time at Michaels. Sometimes paint or glue needs to dry and you’ll want to wait in-store before grabbing the completed project.

The next Michaels kids craft class will take place on Saturday, July 27.

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Michaels craft classes for kids are in session every week, on alternating Saturdays and Sunday. All of the free craft classes are listed on the Michaels website, so you can plan at least a month ahead (sometimes two) for what’s coming to your local store. 

Do I have to register to attend Michaels free craft classes for kids?


What we love about the Michaels free kids’ craft classes is that you really just need to remember when (Sundays) and what time (2 – 4 p.m.) they’re happening. There’s no preregistration necessary. You just show up with your kids, and all they need is their imaginations. The activities typically take just 15 minutes, so they’re perfect for small children who may not have the attention span yet for a bigger project.

Seriously, these in-store classes are usually free.

Now we cannot promise you your kids won’t start begging for all of the artsy stuff available to purchase on Michaels shelves, but the supplies involved in these crafts are typically gratis during the class. There’s also the option to request a Kids Take & Make if your child is in the middle of meltdown central and cannot hang.

When are Michaels in-store craft classes?


Michaels free craft classes for kids (adults welcome, too) happen every week on either Saturday or Sunday. Here’s the upcoming schedule, but of course, you can find more information on the Michaels store events page.

  • Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. - noon: Air-Dry Clay Rings

  • Sunday, Aug. 4, 2 - 4 p.m: Cool Summer Sign

  • Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. - noon: All About My Crayon Box

  • Sunday, Aug. 18, 2 - 4 p.m.: Melting Ice Cream Clay Pot

  • Sunday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. - noon: End of Summer Bracelets

Does Michaels have craft classes for adults?

They do! You'll find most Michaels craft classes for adults are done virtually over Zoom and free to sign up. The catch is that while the instruction portion of the class is free, if you want to follow along you'll need to purchase the materials ahead of time in order to do the project.

These are the types of classes you find for adults at Michaels:

  • Cake decorating

  • Crocheting and knitting

  • Jewelry design

  • Paper crafts and printing

  • Painting

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