Crafty mama Holly Robinson Peete gathered a few of her friends — including actress Ali Landry — together this week to help launch Michaels Family Craft Night in Los Angeles.
Though her gig as co-host of The Talk and her work with the HollyRod Foundation keep her busy, Holly always makes time for projects with her kids Ryan, Rodney, Robinson and Roman. She and her fellow famous moms chatted with Celebrity Baby Scoop about the importance of family fun and creativity.
On Michaels Family Craft Night:
Holly Robinson Peete: Michaels is really one of our favorite go-to stores for all of our school projects. My daughter makes stop motion videos. We go there and actually have a whole Michaels prop box. As a parent, I think it's great that Michaels is offering a resource for families who want to spend focused time together having fun and making memories away from all the distractions of daily life. The family that crafts together, stays together.
On getting creative with the kids:
HRP: We do a lot of different things. ... We also enjoy getting a big giant poster board which we post pictures on and we decorate the pictures with different sayings, words and lettering.
On favorite family memories:
Ali Landry: It's those memories of sitting down at our kitchen table as a kid with our box of crafts and really creating things and talking to my mom. Now, especially with my own daughter, it is doing the same things and even going to the same store, Michaels, that I went to as a kid.
HRP: The kids went to Michaels and got unfinished birdhouses and decorated with paint, sand, sparkles, you name it, they used it. I walked in and was surprised with these handmade gifts for Mothers Day. It was one of the sweetest gifts, I still get chills from it. There is something so sweet and innocent with homemade gifts.
Michaels Family Craft Night
"We listened to our customers who said they want to spend more focused time with their kids, but needed ideas and projects that engage the whole family," said Michaels Senior Director of Digital Marketing & PR Anthony Price. "Michaels Family Craft Night and The Knack offer a solution to time-starved families who want activities that bring their families together, spark creativity and make memories that last a lifetime."
All components of The Knack, including monthly themed project suggestions to get families started, can be found on The Knack's engaging, newly designed website at www.michaels.com/theknack
Michaels works with child development experts at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, to evaluate The Knack's projects and give parents a resource that enhances their child's development with age-appropriate, fun creative projects they can do at home whenever they choose.
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