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A.C. Moore Partners with Alex’s Lemonade Stand

by Nicole on June 21, 2013

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You all know how much I love companies that give back and A.C. Moore is doing just that with their Alex’s Lemonade promotion this summer!

Nothing says summer more than craft projects and lemonade stands. This year, A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts (www.acmoore.com) is helping kids enjoy both with its annual FREE summer fun craft program. Held every Wednesday between June 26 and August 14, the program offers free craft activities from 1 p.m. through 3 p.m. for children ages 4 – 12 years. This year, the program kicks off with a summer fun tote bag project benefitting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer (www.AlexsLemonade.org).

The tote is such a fun project! The instructions below show you that it’s easy but your kids will have a lot of fun doing it – and it’s for a good cause!

On June 26, shoppers at all 139 A.C. Moore stores can purchase a canvas tote bag for $1. All monies raised through the sale directly benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. kids can use Simply Spray® to create a special design on their tote bags for free while learning more about holding their own lemonade stands in support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and pediatric cancer research. Lemonade stand projects can be found at the A.C. Moore website. Shoppers can also donate to the foundation via the purchase of paper “lemons” at checkout.

Summer Fun Wednesdays begin June 26 and continue through August 14. To find a local store, visit www.acmoore.com. Scheduled activities include:
June 26, Simply Spray® Canvas Bag project
July 3, Orb Factory Sticky Mosaics® Bling Stickers
July 10, Crayola® Model Magic Owls
July 17, Schur-Tech Duck Tape Duckling™ Frames
July 24, Karmin International™ Design a Puzzle
July 31, Melissa & Doug Scratch Art® Tube
August 7, Fashion Angels® Tapeffiti™
August 14, Polyform® Eraser Clay Sweet Treats

These fun kid’s workshops sound awesome and once our new local store opens I am sure I will be taking Noah! I am so lucky he enjoys doing craft projects like this and what a great outlet for some summer fun!

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $60 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 300 pediatric cancer research projects nationally. For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit AlexsLemonade.org.

Here are the instructions for the cool tote bag!

Alex's Lemonade Stand A.C. Moore Tote

Alex's Lemonade Stand A.C. Moore Tote

Ingredients

  • Nicole™ Crafts Cotton Tote Bag 11 inch x 14 inch, Natural 104729528
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cotton Tote Bag 14 inch x 11 inch, Natural 104729530
  • Simply Spray® Party Kit 104725960
  • Stencil
  • Paper towels
  • Protective Covering for work surface

Instructions

  1. Place protective work surface down.
  2. Smooth out bag on work surface.
  3. Place stencil on bag. (Note that for this project a special Cricut® stencil was created using the Cricut Craft Room and Cricut Summer Cartridge to use for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation event. Create and cut out any lemon design.
  4. The Party Pack of Simply Spray includes Brite Yellow, Green Apple and Brite Orange. Follow directions on the cans of Simply Spray. Shake well. Remove tab.
  5. Starting with Brite Yellow spray across the center of the design. Tip: To avoid spatter, start your spray on a paper towel. While spraying, move onto your project and continue spraying back onto the paper towel before letting go of the trigger. Refer to the Simply Spray tips and techniques provided.
  6. Repeat process with Green Apple and Brite Orange. Be sure to leave enough space above and below the Brite Yellow so that it’s not painted over.
  7. Carefully remove template. Note: if you are creating a lot of templates, stretch the longevity of the stencil (if made on cardstock) by coating both sides with a layer of Mod Podge®. It will act as a sealer and the stencil will hold up to repeated sprayings!
  8. Allow 15 minutes to half hour for the paint to dry.
  9. These designs can also be created on t-shirts!
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1 Maralea June 21, 2013 at 4:39 pm

What a cute tote bag! Thanks for the instructions!

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