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Lowe’s Kids Workshops – Free DIY Projects Available Each Month

Lowes Kids Workshop

Sign up to bring your mini-DIYer into Lowe’s for FREE kids workshops with a new theme each month. From wooden bird feeders to fire trucks, interactive games to holiday gifts, every month your local store highlights a different project and gives you a free kit with all the materials needed.

Each Lowe’s Kids’ Workshop is a free in-store event designed to inspire the next generation of builders while growing their confidence and DIY skillset. The recommended ages for Lowe’s DIY Kits are 4-11 but all ages are welcome, the supervision of a parent and/or guardian is required for all participants. Lowe’s DIY Kids’ Workshops and free take-home kits are available to anyone who registers, no purchase is required.

Lowe’s DIY Kids Workshops were formerly the FREE Lowe’s Build + Grow Workshops. We are excited these DIY workshops are back for monthly in-person events at Lowe’s!

For more free activities check out Home Depot Kids Workshops and our list of Free Things to Do Near You.

Lowe’s Kids Workshop Details

Workshops are hosted by a Lowe’s expert on Saturday mornings once a month. Registration is required, you’ll select time slots from 9:00am – 12:00pm and have a 1 hour window to come in and enjoy a hands on project with your kiddos alongside other workshop participants. {We don’t know how strict the times are, check with your local store if you have a scheduling issue}.

If you prefer to build your kit at home, you can also choose the 12:00pm – 8:00pm time slot and stop by to pickup a Lowe’s kids workshop kit from the Customer Service Desk and enjoy building your kit at home.

The best part is that there is a new kit for every workshop, so set a reminder to register and enjoy a free DIY kid’s project each month!

Lowe’s Kids Workshop Registration

All registration is done on the Lowe’s site – look for the KIDS tab. You’ll need to select a store near you and then register for an upcoming kids workshop. There is typically only one workshop open for registration at a time, although sometimes the next 2-3 months’ projects are also shown. Registration opens at 12:01am EST on the registration date listed.

We’ve seen some free Lowe’s kids workshops fill up the day they open, and others still have space available just a few days out from the workshop date. If your regular Lowe’s store is full and you don’t mind driving, you can always check a nearby Lowe’s for kids’ workshop openings.

Upcoming Lowes DIY Kids Workshop Dates

Upcoming projects are listed below, check your local Lowe’s DIY page for upcoming in-store workshop dates and registration dates. Registration opens anywhere from 1 week to 3 weeks in advance of the workshop, be sure to set a reminder and sign up for this awesome freebie for kids!

May 2023 – Spring Popup Flower Box
Just in time for the heart of Spring, build a Pop-Up Flower Box with your mini-DIYer. Kids will learn basic building skills while they create a gift that’s sure to make your indoor garden smile.

June 2023 – Lawn Mower Photo Holder
Your little landscaper’s first mower is also a great gift for Dad! This workshop will have kids building their own Riding Lawn Mower toy & photo holder – just in time for Father’s Day.

July 2023 – Tic-Tac-Toe Grill Game
Toss a little fun on the grill in this Kids Workshop. Your mini-DIYer will build a grill toy that doubles as a tic-tac-toe board.

August 2023 – Rolling Toy Pickup Truck
Open the tailgate and unload the fun for this Kids Workshop. Your mini-DIYer will build their own little Pickup Truck toy using real tools. No grease but lots of great memories.

September 2023 – Home Team Football Card Holder
Little DIYers will tackle a new project when they create a super fun Football Player Card Holder! Get in the game and score with this hands-on workshop!

October 2023 – Heroic Fire Truck
Celebrate Fire Safety Month with your little hero. At this Kids Workshop, we’ll be ready to respond with all the steps, tools, and materials for a build-your-own Fire Truck toy.

November 2023 – Thanksgiving Turkey Photo Holder
The Thanksgiving table won’t be complete without a festive Turkey Photo Holder, built by your own little DIYer. Join us for this festive Kids Workshop where we’ll provide everything your child needs to create a memorable table decoration that you’ll be thankful to have.

December 2023 – Holiday Delivery Truck
Calling all little elves! Join us for this jolly Holiday Delivery Truck build that’s also a gift card holder! Kids will love hand-crafting this unique toy that also makes a memorable gift.

January 2024 – My First DIY Toolbox
Time to get to work! This Kids Toolbox Workshop will have your little helper eager to tag along on your next home improvement project.

Lowes Kids Workshops
Photo Source: Lowe’s

Don’t forget – if you are unable to attend during your selected timeslot, your kit may be given away to Walk-Ins starting at 1:00pm, the day of the workshop. Unclaimed FREE DIY Kid’s Workshop Kits may be available for pick up from Customer Service on Saturday or Sunday. Check with your local store for more information.

If you’re local to Polk County, FL, there are 8 Lowe’s Stores near you:

S. Lakeland – 3525 Lakeland Highlands Rd, Lakeland, FL 33803
N. Lakeland – 3600 North Rd 98, Lakeland, FL 33809
Auburndale – 2301 U.S. Highway 92 West, Auburndale, FL 33823
Bartow – 425 East Van Fleet Dr, Bartow, FL 33830
Winter Haven – 700 3rd St S.W. / 490 Citi Centre, Winter Haven, FL 33880
Haines City – 37051 U.S. Highway 27, Haines City, FL 33844
Lake Wales – 23227 U.S. Highway 27, Lake Wales, FL 33859
Plant City – 2801 James L. Redman Pkwy, Plant City, FL 33566

FREE Lowes Tool Bag for Kids + Earning Junior Builder Badges

NEW IN AUGUST 2023: Once your child attends 6 qualifying Kids Workshops, your mini-DIYer can become a Jr. Builder! You’ll receive a limited workshop badge at each workshop you attend. Once you’ve earned 6 badges, a Red Vest associate will present your mini-DIYer with a special edition Jr. Builder Badge, and after attending 12 qualifying Kids Workshops, your mini-DIYer will receive a Sr. Builder Badge! Badges can be applied to their apron, and after 12 workshops you’ll also receive a redemption code to redeem their free tool bag online.

Valid 8/12/23-10/31/24. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. While supplies last. To earn badges, you must register online at Lowes.com/DIYU and attend workshops at a participating Lowe’s store with your child.

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