FREE Valentine’s Arts & Crafts Program at Artegon Marketplace #Orlando

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FREE Valentine’s Arts & Crafts Kids’ Program on February 7th

In addition to experiencing Orlando’s most unique shopping, visitors to Artegon Marketplace Orlando are also treated to a busy schedule of special events and activities. From the permanent Sky Trail ropes course to weekend entertainment and seasonal events, there’s always something happening at Artegon Marketplace. Here’s a look at the full line-up of special and weekend events up ahead:


artegon marketplace valentines dayFREE Valentine’s Arts & Crafts kids’ program on Saturday, February 7th:

Children can make cards for loved ones and enjoy activities such as face painting, an obstacle bounce house, arts and crafts and live music. The fun takes place 12:00 Noon – 5:00 p.m.


Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1—1:00 – 6:00 p.m. A full day of entertainment includes Magic Shows presented by Y.E.S. Entertainment, music with the Acoustic Duo by Cinemark theatre, and Giant Puppets and Balloon artists walking throughout to greet every guest.

Saturday, February 14 — 12 Noon – 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, February 15 — 12:00 Noon – 5:30 p.m.

The Midnight Clogging Express and the Giant Puppets will be entertaining guests all weekend.

Saturday, February 21 — 12 Noon – 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, February 22 — 12:00 Noon – 6:00 p.m.

Artegon’s resident juggler Cool Hands Luke performs both days, as well as Street Breakz and Street Beatz will be performing throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Saturday, February 28 — 12:00 Noon – 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, March 1 —1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Acoustic Duo, Fred and Danielle perform in the Great Hall of Artegon Marketplace.

Check here for the most up-to-date list of upcoming events:

About Artegon Marketplace Orlando:

Artegon Marketplace Orlando is a 1.1 million-square-foot shopping attraction and artisan marketplace that has transformed Orlando shopping into a new kind of experience. Located on the north end of International Drive and catering to local residents and visitors, alike, Artegon Marketplace is the area’s destination for one-of-a-kind stores, shops and foods. Unique to the shopping attraction is The Village at Artegon Marketplace, housing 165 artisanal shops and stores where local craftspeople sell and demonstrate their products and services. Guests can also discover the area’s only Bass Pro Shops, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Sheplers Western Wear and Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, plus climb a ropes course, take in a movie at Cinemark Theaters, and much, much more.  For operating hours, directions and more information, visit Artegon Marketplace Orlando ( Like on Facebook and Follow on Twitter and Instagram#ArtegonMarketplace.

Orlando Homeschool Moms – Ikea KAMP Offers Great Supplement


Last year, we participated in the Ikea KAMP program. If you are not familiar with this program, Ikea Orlando Marketing Specialist Kendra explains the program:

Much like the IKEA name, KAMP is also an acronym. It stands for Kids, Activity, Meal and Play. Though it could also mean that our founder, Ingvar Kamprad, is pretty rad!

KAMP is a FREE, family-friendly service from IKEA Orlando. This planned activity takes place on select school holidays, for children ages 3 – 12, that explores countries where IKEA operates – learning fun facts and completing a small project.

Each child receives a t-shirt on their first visit that they can wear every time they come to KAMP, and a passport. Upon completion of their project, they may take their stamped passport to the IKEA Orlando Restaurant to receive a FREE kids’ combo meal that day.

IKEA Orlando KAMP activities are meant to be quick. Different from Småland, parents stay with their children while they complete their projects.

The program is loosely based on IKEA Tampa’s Kids’ Academy, with the addition of the passport and global studies. Other IKEA stores, both in the United States and abroad, have reached out to us regarding implementing the progam in their communities.

IKEA Orlando KAMP will return this year and will again focus on countries where IKEA has stores. The first two dates are in October. The children will explore Singapore on Thursday, October 23rd, and Iceland on Friday, October 24th.

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This is a great homeschool supplement! We participated in 14 activities last year, leaving us with a full passport at the end of the year. That resulted in basic information on 14 different countries. Princess World Traveler was always excited to learn about a different country each time we visited.

With every KAMP date we received a basic information sheet, a color sheet with the corresponding country’s flag and a simple, fun craft that reflected said country’s heritage. While the craft is simple and younger children enjoy it immensely,  I did witness older children(10-12 years old) enjoying the fun and showing off their creative sides as well. I’m always amazed at what a box of crayons can do!

The children are required to read the information provided on the country and fill out the passport with five bullet words from the fact sheet. Once that is completed, they will receive a “stamp” in their passport. That served as their “free meal” coupon for lunch or dinner that day.

Yes. You read that right. Free Meal.

Not only does Ikea Orlando provide a fun, FREE educational activity for the children, they also get fed. A trip to the cafe upstairs afterwards allows them the choice of a kid’s combo meal. How can you go wrong?

Have you participated in Ikea Orlando’s KAMP? Princess World Traveler is excited to fill another passport this year!

I love hand/foot print art projects!

What a great way to remember the size of a little one’s hand & foot…especially during the holidays. It is truly a precious thing.
Making Reindeer out of hand & foot prints is very simple. It does require adult help, but that just makes this project more special! There are 2 ways of doing this project….with paint or with construction paper. I prefer the construction paper way, as paint tends to crack after a few years & ruins the keepsake.
Santa’s Little Reindeer
What you need :
Red, Black & Brown Construction Paper
wiggle eyes or white paper to make eyes
Trace one foot with black.
Trace both hands with brown.
Trace a small circle in red
Cut out all pieces. Assembly is the foot down, toes up(this is the reindeer’s head). Glue the hands(thumbs out) to the top of the foot fore the antlers. Glue the red circle to the heel of the foot for the nose. Use white paper or wiggle eyes for eyes.

To use paint:
you will need:
Red, black & brown paint
wiggle eyes or white paper for eyes
sheet of white paper to place prints on


Have a sheet of white paper ready. Using a sponge, paint the bottom of one foot. Place the foot on the paper, pressing in the arch section to make sure that the whole foot is imprinted on the paper. Remove foot from paper & clean off paint.
For the hands(antlers), start with the left hand. Paint the hand with black paint & place it thumbs out on the top of the footprint. Clean the hand off & repeat with the opposite hand.


Using a thumb, paint it red & place it on the heel of the foot for the reindeer’s nose.


Glue eyes on after the paint has dried a few minutes.

Santa will enjoy his little “helper” reindeer!