Just in time for Mother’s Day, Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores in the Orlando area offered a free kids’ workshop where the little ones could build a flower planter for mom. The project, called the Chalkboard Planter, was part of the Lowes Build and Grow series of free workshops for kids where once a month they get to build a woodworking project in-store that they get to take home. The Chalkboard Planter consisted of a small wooden box designed to hold a plastic flower pot. The box included a small chalkboard (and chalk) where the child could write a special Mother’s Day message to their mother.
The workshop was quite popular and filled to capacity with an equal number of boys and girls participating. The project consisted of constructing a small box by hammering approximately twelve nails to attach the sides and bottom together. The project came with easy to follow, step-by-step, visual instructions that even kids who weren’t quite reading yet could understand.
The final step of the project was for the kids to write a note to mom with the included chalk and then choose a flower to plant in the included plastic pot. Some stores provided a free flower to plant in the pot while others required parents to purchase one.
Overall the Lowe’s Build and Grow Chalkboard Planter project for Mother’s Day was a hit with kids and a success for Lowe’s.