Kids Can Make Free Holiday Crafts at The Home Depot Nov. 24 and Dec. 1

A child holds onto a a small wooden reindeer.
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Pinterest crafts seem like a lovely idea until you’re scrubbing permanent marker off the dining room table, vacuuming glitter out the carpet and totaling up how much you spent on art supplies.

You can’t just say no to those adorable craft projects your children love working on, but you can eliminate the cost and the mess by signing the kids up for free craft workshops at The Home Depot.

The home improvement chain is getting into the holiday spirit with two upcoming Christmas-themed craft workshops for children. On Nov. 24, participants will create a gingerbread-shaped picture frame ornament. On Dec. 1, children can create and decorate a model sleigh pulled by a reindeer.

Both workshops will be from 9 a.m. to noon at participating locations throughout the country. These activities are generally appropriate for kids ages 5 to 12. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the crafting sessions.

To register for one of the activities (or both!), go to the workshops page on The Home Depot website, select your local store and click the “register” button for the workshop you’d like to attend. You’ll be prompted to enter your child’s name and an email address to secure a spot.

You may also notice the retailer is hosting other DIY workshops that are geared toward adults. However, the adult workshops require participants to purchase their own materials, while the kids’ workshops are free.

In addition to your kids taking home their completed holiday crafts, they’ll get a Home Depot workshop apron, a commemorative pin and a certificate of achievement. You should feel a sense of achievement too, knowing you didn’t have to spend a dime.

Nicole Dow is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. One day, she’ll attempt to make some of the hundreds of crafts and recipes she has saved on Pinterest.