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Sorry Kiddos, This Home Improvement Giant is No Longer Doing Workshops
Do you like waking up on Saturday morning knowing you have a fun activity lined up for the kids? Then you might be disappointed to learn that Lowe’s has ended its in-store Build and Grow program.
The program offered hourlong workshops where kids could complete hands-on projects led by Lowe’s staff.
“We were proud to host the program for over 10 years and appreciate all who came out and supported it,” said Lowe’s spokesperson Jennifer Popis in an email. “We do not have programming that will replace Build and Grow but continue to explore new and fresh ways to inspire, educate and engage with customers while making a difference in the communities we serve.”
Lowe’s Still Offers Tutorials — Just Not in Stores
If your family is adept at do-it-yourself projects, you can still take advantage of Lowe’s How-To Library.
Even better? Lowe’s YouTube channel, chock-full of tutorials for visual learners of any age.
A few how-tos worth checking out:
Make a Fruit Bowl from Wooden Dowels — We almost guarantee the kids’ version will look better than yours, adults.
Woodworking Projects for Kids: How to Build a Box — The perfect starter project
How to Build a Raised Garden Bed — For the advanced DIY family
How Do I Use a Power Drill? — OK, we might know an adult who needs this one…and she might be writing this post.
Meanwhile, competitor the Home Depot offers frequent in-store DIY workshops, including seasonal options for children and parents.
Your Turn: Did you attend Lowe’s Build and Grow clinics with your kids?
Lisa Rowan is a writer and producer at The Penny Hoarder. She is DIY inept.