Shine on Saturday with Mer Mag and GapKids

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.

Merrilee Liddiard (Mer Mag) is one of my favorite creative mommies (have you not seen the amazing DIY PAINT CHIP ANIMALS?!?) and is always making life fun and pretty for her kids (and my kiddo too!). And just in time for back-to-school fun, GapKids is hosting a series of Shine On Saturday art workshops this August with projects designed by Merrilee at select GapKids stores!

These particular art projects were inspired by the GapKids and babyGap fall collection… including the comfy lines of 1969 denim:

Icon embroidered sweater

Super skinny jeans (leopard print)

Icon embroidered sweater Leopard mini skinny jeans Cat ballet flats 
(mini Marc!)

Anchors Our Way outfit

Striped crewneck pullover Boys skinny jeans

Each weekend will feature a different project (Geometric Art, Journal Making & Animal Character Badges) at each store, so you if you are lucky to live close to multiple event stores, you can make this a weekly event! And if you’re in LA, you can even meet Merrilee on August 11th at the event at the Grove!

I love it when back to school shopping can become an actual fun event, rather than a chore. I don’t know what age where kids start to resist spending more than 5 minutes in a non-toy/candy store, but I think Miss L hit it about 3 months ago at 2.25. I think I can fully embrace craftiness as an incentive to get us shopping and back to school being linked at GapKids stores. I know Miss L would love weekend shopping and not fight the urge to want to be somewhere other than a store if it involved art projects!


Upcoming events in the SF Bay Area:

Saturday, August 11th (10am-1pm): Geometric Art

GapKids @ The Village at Corte Madera
1554 Redwood Highway
Corte Madera, CA  94925


Saturday, August 18th (10am-1pm): Journal Making

GapKids @ University
35 University Ave
Los Gatos, CA  95030


Saturday, August 25th (10am-1pm): Animal Character Badges

GapKids @ Broadway Plaza
1139 S. Main Street
Walnut Creek, CA  94596



Look here for events in your city on these August weekends the #ShineOn Facebook event page!
(New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Miami,
Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Dallas & Toronto)


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

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