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The Insider’s Guide to Free Home Depot Kids Workshops

Wednesday, Aug 31st, 2016 by

Home Depot Kids Workshops Are Offered On the First Saturday of Each Month.

 

Home Depot recommends these free workshops for ages 5-12, but I have been bringing my younger daughters for years, and they’ve greatly enjoyed doing the projects with my help.

 

Home Depot locations all over Chicago's suburbs offer free Kids Workshops each month.

 

When Is It?
The Home Depot Kids Workshops are the first Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to noon. Stores occasionally hold other events throughout the month, so check the website or sign up for emails. You’ll also find the Kids Workshops listed on the Go West Calendar.

 

Home Depot locations all over Chicago's suburbs offer free Kids Workshops each month. Seating is indoors during colder months.

 

Where Is It?
The Kids Workshop is held at all of their stores. Area Home Depot locations include 2111 S. Randall Road in Geneva; 440 Randall Road in South Elgin; 2920 Audrey Avenue in Naperville; 1250 N. Orchard Road in Aurora; 950 Illinois Route 59 in Bartlett; 955 N. Randall Road in Elgin; 475 S. Schmale Road in Carol Stream; 3080 Route 34 in Oswego; and 295 E. Army Trail Road in Glendale Heights.

 

Do You Need To Register?
Registration isn’t required, but it is recommended. You can register on the Home Depot website. Registering helps the stores ensure that they will have enough supplies for all the kids present.

 

How Much Does It Cost?
Nothing! These events are free!

 

Home Depot locations all over Chicago's suburbs offer free Kids Workshops each month. There is a different project each session.

 

How Does It Work?
Each participating child receives an apron and a kit to build that month’s project. All the tools and supplies are provided. There are tables set up (outdoors in the summer, inside during the winter) and there are places to sit and work. The projects are simple but will require assistance from parents or another caretaker; the store employees will answer questions but aren’t really there to help with making the project.

 

The projects usually require skills like gluing, sanding, hammering and painting. My 5 year old can usually assemble the projects almost entirely by herself, but my 3 year old needs a lot more assistance.

 

Home Depot locations all over Chicago's suburbs offer free Kids Workshops each month. Kids receive a pin for each completed project.

 

Once you’ve finished your project you get to take it home, and the kids will also receive a commemorative pin for completing the project. Kids that go to the events every month bring the same apron each time and display all the different pins they’ve collected, kind of like Girl Scout badges.

 

The Home Depot Kids Workshops are a lot of fun and a great free event, just dress to potentially get messy. We’ve made airplanes, Christmas decorations, pencil cases, and a lot more. Find out more and register for the next event at the Kids Workshop page on Home Depot’s website.