Disney Store is a great place to bring your kids for free crafting events. If you have ever attended one then you know what we're talking about. If you didn't even know about them, we are happy to share this magical news.
If you have a Disney Store close to you, we have a special tip that for family fun time. Usually every month or two, your local Disney Store will put on different themed event that ties into the current Holiday or Disney Movie coming out. Often times they are on the weekends or during the evening hours, to accomodate school-aged children. We've been to so many of these awesome events including Tangled Adventure, Minnie's Masquerade, Muppet Craftational, and last weekend we went to the Valentine Craft Event!
At the Valentine Craft Event we got a chance to make a Disney Valentine Card. The Cast Members did a little how-to demonstration, then they passed out the materials, and the children each got to make their own. The template made it pretty easy for children of all ages to participate. In the end they each had a really cute handmade craft that was a great gift for Mommy, Daddy, Teacher or a special friend. I even made one and so did two of my teenagers. Everyone loves Disney arts and crafts! Thank you to Maria and Ihisha for being so patient and helpful.
In case you haven't noticed Disney Stores are going through big changes. They are getting make-overs one store at a time! Thankfully they have already done my home store. (Since I admittedly visit the Sherman Oaks store at least 2 times a week) With each new re-designed store into the Imagination Park, they are incorporating a new area. It's like a gazebo and underneath it there is a table and chairs perfect for little ones to sit down, color, do crafts or watch the latest Disney Music, Animation and Videos. They even get to pick what scenes they want to view, like their own remote control. There is also a bench for bigger kids or parents, which is really nice when you need a break from shopping at the mall.
Make sure to keep watching the Disney Sisters website and DisneyStore.com for all of the latest In-Store Events! You can also Sign Up to get emails from them. We hear there are going to be a lot of fun filled things happening in March to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Disney Store! We'll see you there!