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My Visit to Michael's Passport to Imagination


Disclaimer: I received a gift card to attend Michael's Passport to Imagination and share my experience with you.



Can I tell you a secret? Mommy isn't very creative and while she sometimes do a bit of craft stuff with me, it usually takes her a very long time to figure out what she wants to do. By that time I'm already bored and willing to forget about even participating. I only do it because it makes her happy. After all a happy mommy also means a happy Madison. When we were offered the chance to check out Michael's and their Passport to Imagination program, it was a no-brainer. I had recently shared the program with you, if you don't remember you can read our Passport to Imagination post. Here's another secret, mommy and I had never been into Michael's before. Don't ask why because our Michael's is very conveniently located nearby to Starbucks and Chipotle and that's two stores that mommy practically lives in. So convenient location and yet mommy and I had never been into Michael's. Boy were we missing out! 

Mommy no longer needed to have an active imagination because Michael's had everything that you can think about. It was truly a sight to behold. From wooden boxes that you can paint to flowers and vases, there was something for everyone. Mommy even picked up a tie-dye kit and a tee which she plans on doing. You know I'm going to share that experience with you because I can almost picture the results which I'm sure would not be that great. But I digress. I'm here to tell you about my Passport to Imagination trip.


When mommy and I got to Michael's it was still a bit early. We decided to go to the 1-3pm session since the morning one was filled. Since I wasn't old enough to stay by myself mommy had to stay with me. While the Passports to Imagination sessions are for children ages 5+, they do make exceptions if the parents are willing to sit with the child. For the older ones it's almost like your in-store baby sitting while you shop.


Our week that we decided to go I got to learn about the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas. Our craft work was also based on items that we would get to see at the museum. It was all about outerspace and I was able to make a constellation with my name and also designed an art piece with the planets. Now being one of the first 50 participant to the event entitles you to a Michael's Passport to Imagination portfolio where you can store your work, and I also received a bag to put everything in. 


The staff at Michaels were very friendly and also very understanding. Being the youngest participant there they were very patient with me and I really appreciated that. I even got a hug in the end for being such a good artist. 


It was really a lot of fun and guess what? This only costs $2! Can you believe that? It was the cost of less than that cup of coffee that mommy buys. For something educational and fun it was so worth it!




If you have a Michael's near you I would suggest enrolling your kids in the Passport to Imagination events. They would enjoy it and so would you. If you can do it every week then that would be even better. Unfortunately mommy and I can't go weekly but I do have plans on going back before it ends. There is still 3 weeks left so reserve a class today. 




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Annmarie John
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  1. Looked like such a fun time. We do have a Michael's down the road from us, but my brother is a manager at AC Moore, which is their main competition, so we usually do activities at AC Moore instead, because of that.

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  2. Yes, there is a Michael's kind of near me where my Mom drags me to get wool for knitting baby items! I have looked around in there and they do have the most amazing things. I have also noticed that they have classes for adults occasionally. I love that they are doing this for kids! Madison I love your planetary picture!

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  3. I love Michaels and I will certainly check out Passport to Imagination. Sounds like Madison had so much fun with it :)

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  4. This looks like a lot of fun. I bet my girls would enjoy it. I will have to sign them up the next time we are in Michaels.

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  5. Michaels does a lot of really cute crafts with the kids throughout the year. Her project is really cute!

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  6. Oh man do I remember taking their classes as a kid. The clay jewelry ones were always my favorite. One day we'll live near a Michael's again so my kids can enjoy the classes as well.

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  7. $2 for an afternoon of fun?! What a great deal... We used to scour cities looking for craft time and art spots... Madison is so lucky!!!

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  8. Michael's is THE best store ever - I can spend hours in there! I love all the variety and great ideas they have...and the prices are fantastic!

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  9. How fun! We are on a little vacay right now, but our Michael's has a couple of classes over the next few weeks that I want to try to get my boys to.

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  10. My boys are very creative and would love participating in a program like this. Thanks for the idea.

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  11. My son would love this! I need to see when classes are offered at our store!

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  12. I was just in Michael's yesterday - love that place! Glad you enjoyed it, too!

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  13. I LOVE Michaels And Their Classes Are Awesome They Teach Such Great Crafts Thank You Sharing!

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  14. We do these classes too, my kids love them. We just did the robot one today.

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  15. This looks like a complete blast. I want to go!

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  16. that is fascinating. I think it is wonderful they do this for kids.

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  17. We love the craft classes at Michaels!

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  18. Michael's has a lot of great things for kids and adults to learn and have fun with.

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  19. My kids love a trip to Michael's, but I'm more like you - not very good at crafting. Thank goodness Michael's makes it easy for us!

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  20. I don't think I'm very creative either! Not in this way. But Cassidy is.
    This looks like so much fun.

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  21. How nice that they accommodate all ages like that! Her little art piece is very cute!

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  22. You did a great job Madison and I'm not creative at all either. I'm surprised that you sat long enough to do any type of craft like that. You are truly one amazing toddler. I do have a Michael's near by and at only $2 I just may take my niece and nephew in for some fun time.

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  23. That's awesome that it's only $2. That's a fun thing to do, I'm going to look into it over here too.

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  24. This looks like so much fun, Michael's always has the best crafts!

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  25. Michaels craft room looks great. Less mess for at home too.

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  26. I love Michaels. We get all of our crafts there.

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  27. So much fun! We have a Michaels in our neighborhood but I never knew they had classes for kids. I need to check it out.
    ~Amanda

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