This post is sponsored by GapKids. Check out all the fun Shine On activities at your nearest Gap store. For event dates and locations, visit Gap’s Facebook page and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #ShineOn.
As the non crafty parent to a very crafty child, I am always looking for opportunities to foster Principessa's interest in ways that are engaging and meaningful. So whenever I find something that combines her love of crafts with an other areas of interest, I know better than to miss out.
Which is why I am so excited that GapKids is joining forces with designer Merrilee Liddiard of Mer Mag to foster creativity and crafty fashion in kids as they prepare to go back to a new school year.
GapKids (and Baby Gap before Principessa was old enough) are a staple of our back to school (and during the school year) shopping with outfits that are fashionable and yet appropriate for the wear and tear of an almost eight year old girl that is always in motion. During the Shine On Saturday events, children will participate in projects that were inspired by the GapKids and babyGap fall collection, (including the best new 1969 denim: Jewel Box Skinnies for girls and Action Stretch Denim for boys). From creating geometric masterpieces on canvas using paint and tape to colorful, custom journals to get kids ready for back-to-school, the projects help kids express their creativity!
The project on Saturday, August 25th is to make an animal character badge at these participating Gap stores (from 10am-1pm):
Boston: GapKids @ South Shore Plaza, 250 Granite Street, Braintree, MA 02184
Chicago: GapKids @ Oakbrook Shopping Center, 533 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL 60523
Dallas: GapKids @ NorthPark, Central Expwy & NW Hwy #738, Dallas, TX 75225
Los Angeles: GapKids @ Glendale Galleria, 2114 Glendale Galleria, Glendale, CA 91210
Miami: GapKids @ Adventura Mall, 19575 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 331 – Lower Level, Aventura, FL 33180
New York: GapKids @ 17th & 5th, 122 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10011
Philadelphia: GapKids @ King of Prussia, 690 W. DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406
San Francisco: GapKids @ Broadway Plaza, 1139 S. Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Toronto: GapKids @ Square One, 100 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON L5B 2C9
Washington DC: GapKids @ Pentagon, 1100 S. Hayes St., Arlington, VA 22202
Creativity and fashion. What is there not to love about Shine On Saturday?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.