Your kids can make some great fall crafts at this free Michaels party on Oct. 6

It’s finally October, the month of all things spooky and colorful — and the perfect time for some indoor crafting activities. To celebrate the start of the month, Michaels craft stores will be hosting a free kids party on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 1 to 3 p.m.!

Just head to your local Michaels store and your kids will be able to complete fun activities and get a special prize, while supplies last. As a bonus, parents will also get special discounts. The event is for children ages 5 to 11 and a parent or guardian must remain in the store during the party.

During the party, if you buy a craft pumpkin, Michaels will provide supplies to decorate it! From monsters to sugar skulls, unicorns and black cats, your child can decorate the pumpkin, then take it home to display it as part of your Halloween decor. Not going to lie, these things look better — and less messy — than an old-fashioned jack-0′-lantern.

Michaels Stores

If you have some extra time to spare before the party, you can also be there from 10 a.m. to noon and, while you shop, your child can make a paper pumpkin. This craft costs $5 to make and is for those ages 6 and up, but supplies are included in the cost.

If your little one is too young to participate in the party or paper pumpkin project, kids ages 3 and up can also enjoy a quick project for $2, from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 6. You have to sign up for both of these events in advance, which you can do by visiting Michaels website.

Snag A Free Spooky Craft At JCPenny

While you are in the Halloween crafting mood, you might want to also stop by JCPenny between 11 a.m. and noon on Saturday, Oct. 13 where you and your kids can make a free scarecrow or haunted house.


Not only will your kids receive a free pin once they complete the project, but you’ll also get a 10-percent-off coupon to use in-store on the day of the event. Oh, and don’t forget about this bonus: Doing a craft at these stores means no mess in your house and, really, that’s a win-win in every parent’s book, right?


Design A Princess Pumpkin

Of course, if you don’t mind a little cleanup, then you might want to give the princess pumpkin trend a try. Themes range from unicorn to “Beauty and the Beast” to gold-dipped pumpkins, and they’re as gorgeous as they sound. Plus, they give kids a chance to get creative with their design.

As The Bunny Hops

Do you like to craft with your kids in the fall?