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Lowe’s Plans Nationwide DIY Workshops for Children

Big-box retailer Lowe’s has announced plans to offer monthly DIY workshops geared for children ages 4-11. The free workshops will be held at each Lowe’s location across the U.S. and introduce kids to DIY basics.

The first weekend workshop took place Feb. 8 and led attendees through the creation of a love note holder ahead of Valentine’s Day. Lowe’s says future workshops will take place 9 a.m. – noon and be held on the second Saturday of every month.

Attendees will receive a Lowe’s apron, a project merit badge, protective eyewear and wooden project kits that can be assembled in less than 30 minutes.

“We want to inspire the next generation of DIYers and our kids’ workshops offer a meaningful way for customers and their families to learn new skills together,” says Scott Draher, a vice president in Lowe’s store operations. “Our store associates are enthusiastic to share their advice and help build the confidence of future DIYers, and with a variety of seasonal projects, we look forward to seeing families participate month after month.”

Upcoming projects include a tabletop basketball kit to coincide with March Madness, wheelbarrow planters for Spring and a birdhouse.

In addition to these newly announced DIY workshops for children, Lowe’s also hosts regular DIY sessions for adults and special events for women.

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About Todd Taber

Todd is trends editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. He graduated from Indiana University where he majored in journalism and French. Throughout his career, he has aimed to highlight small businesses and their community value. He joined NRHA in 2017.

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