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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Blogging From A to Z - 2018 - K is for

Welcome to the letter K in the A to Z Challenge for 2018.  For my A to Z challenge this year I am working my way through Michaels Arts and Crafts store.  K is for Kids.

From simple things like colored balls to more complicated things like model cars and science experiments, Michaels has lots to offer to keep kids occupied.

A wall of balls

Big crayons for little hands

Lots of crayons and markers, colored pencils and the like for older kids too.

50 gel pens?  Who says those are for kids?  Around Christmas time they were selling these for $5!

There are beads in the kids section but they are not quite the same as the ones for adults.

Still lots of pretty colors.

Fun masks to paint and decorate.

Feather boas, Mardi-gras type beads and other things to use for dress-up play.

All kinds of different craft kits like Lego type creature building

Scientific discovery kits

A princess castle!

Volcano making

Old fashioned model cars.  I didn't know anybody built these anymore but I sold a few while I was working.

And make-up and spa kits too!

You can make your own dream catchers.

Of course there are dolls and doll clothes.  I think these are for the American Girl Series dolls.

If you'd rather play with animals than dolls, there are tubes of different animals from the zoo or the farm and even dragons.

And what parent hasn't had to help their child with a school project?  

Googly eyes

poster board


You wouldn't believe it was possible but during a recent round of school projects we actually ran out of craft sticks!
craft sticks

Pipe cleaners
Tons of other project necessities like pompoms and foam pieces.

But what really makes me wish I was a kid again is the playhouses.  They never had fun things like this when I was growing up.  All I had was an empty box!

These things are big!

I'd love to sail on this Enchanted ship complete with treasure chest!

Hours of fun to be had here for sure.  

Have you had to help your child with a school project?  Have a fondness for gel pens?  Secretly want to go in that Mermaid ship?  Love to hear!

Make sure to stop by the other A to Z-ers and come back tomorrow for the letter L!

(Note:  I decided I should add a disclaimer to these posts because I certainly don't want to give the idea that I am being paid by Michaels to do this or that they are furnishing me with material.  All pictures used in this blog series were taken by me at local Michaels stores, or are my personal pictures and every Michaels store may not have everything shown.)


  1. My kids would love all this stuff!

    1. Mine too. Thankfully they are all adults now so I can post this freely without them saying "Buy that for me." :)

  2. I suspect you'd find me in the crayon aisle eyeing up the cartons with 10,000 different colors, and perhaps breathing deeply just to inhale the ubiquitous crayola scent.

    1. Agreed, Deborah. I have a hard time staying away from that stuff.

  3. I have no kids, but I was one once, and if I had been confronted with this much stuff all in one place I';d run out screaming...

    1. I've witnessed some meltdowns, John. It's pretty funny from the other side of the counter..

  4. I get into a sort of a kid's mindset when I stroll through a large store like Michael's. I love all this stuff when I was a kid and I see so much that I'd be tempted to buy now if I thought I'd do something with it.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

    1. I think it's hard not to. My problem is I can't resist the temptation sometimes. Thanks for stopping by Arlee!

  5. I love all the seasonal stuff to fill Easter baskets and Christmas stockings. There is always something unique that you don't see everywhere else.

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    2. But how quickly we ran out of things. Many people would come in the week before the holiday and everything would be gone already.


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