Thursday, August 16, 2012

Little Crafts: GapKids - shine on saturdays

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.

I’m so thrilled to have been selected to share this news with you. Because when you combine three of my favorite things – kids, shopping and creativity – it’s pretty exciting.

GapKids is hosting a series of events for kids to unleash their inner artist. The special art projects are designed by Merrilee Liddiard of Mer Mag. Merrilee is an illustrator, painter, designer, crafter, seamstress and mother. Mer Mag, is a journal of her creative endeavors with her kids. Here are a few samples of projects from her blog.

6935212935_faca609448_zCircle Punch Art

6962665072_56350bd6ef_zTea Box Circus Train

The projects in the GapKids Shine On Saturdays event, which include a journal and animal character, were inspired by the GapKids and babyGap fall collection.

Gap Jewel Box Skinnies 2The collection includes Jewel Box Skinnies for girls. 

Action DenimAnd Action Stretch Denim for boys. 

This month, select GapKids stores will be hosting the Shine On Saturdays events.

If you’re in the Los Angeles area here are the locations and dates:

Saturday, August 18th
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
GapKids at Westfield Fashion Square Mall
14006 Riverside Drive
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Saturday, August 25th
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
GapKids at Glendale Galleria
2114 Glendale Galleria
Glendale, CA 91210

Grab your kids (if you don’t have any, borrow some) and head over the the GapKids Shine On Saturdays event. 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

Thanks for visiting.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


  1. Aw, that looks like such a fun event!! I think they have one near me that i'll have to go take my kids to! Very colorful and would be a lot of fun for kids-- not to mention adorable clothes!

  2. Looks like so much fun! Plus who doesn't love all those cute clothes!

  3. That does look like fun! My girls love to get crafty, and I love the GAP's line for girls. :)

  4. This is great! I am impressed that GAP is getting involved in this way. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is great! I am impressed that GAP is getting involved in this way. Thanks for sharing.

  6. This looks like so much fun ~ my little guy would absolutely LOVE this!

  7. Looks fun - love crafts and Gap!

  8. I hope to be going to the one in the SF Bay Area next weekend!


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