My daughter loves helping Dad with home improvements around the house. If your child is anything like mine, you can put their handiness skills to the test this summer by attending a Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic! Lowe's Build and Grow Clinics are workshops specially designed for kids. Children build a fun project in each class and get to take it home. And the best part of all: it's completely free!

Who the workshop is designed for

Lowe's Build and Grow Clinics are made for children 5 and older, but my Lowe's actually encourages the entire family to help with the project. Younger children are always welcome as long as they have adult supervision.

When to attend

Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinics are held every other Saturday. They start at 10:00 a.m. and typically last for about an hour, although you’re free to leave if your family finishes your project sooner. (Not that this ever happens to us since my daughter loves to put the finishing touches on everything!)

How to sign up

You can sign your child up for a Build and Grow Clinic by calling your local Lowe's store or by signing up online. Just enter your zip code to find a participating Lowe's near you and click on "Register." Once you create an account, you'll be able to add your child's name and age. Although you can just show up to one of the workshops, Lowe's prefers that you register ahead of time online so that they can be sure to have enough supplies for everyone.

What you can expect to build

Lowe's always offers a wide variety of projects each month at their Build and Grow clinics. Typically the crafts are both boy and girl friendly. In the past my kids have made birdhouses, treasure boxes, wooden toys, games and kaleidoscopes. We even built a dragon together! As an added bonus, every child gets goggles, an apron, a merit certificate, and a project-themed patch once they’re done—and that's all for free!

Here’s a list of upcoming projects and dates. Remember, be sure to sign up early!


Kids Build Crafts for Free at Lowe's Build and Grow Clinics