Last weekend I took Lucas to the grand opening of The Butterfly Joint in San Francisco. Visiting this amazing woodworking studio has been on my to-do list for quite some time now and I'm so happy we had the chance to go.
The Butterfly Joint is a woodworking and design studio for children ages 18 months and up (and adult classes are offered as well). There are individual classes as well as camps. Students clock in with their own punch cards, strap on an apron and start working on their projects. I love that the goal is to create an heirloom-quality piece to bring home and keep in the family forever. Could you imagine how proud the kids would be?
The grand opening party was so much fun! There was a tool treasure hunt where Lucas had to complete a different task at a work station--luckily there was always someone there to help him out. He got to use tools he'd never heard of before--a vise, a dozuki saw and a bit brace! Once he completed the treasure hunt, he got a bag full of goodies from some of our favorite companies like Petit Collage, Hello Lucky, Bitte, Mapamundi Kids, and Plae. Lucas' favorite part was pulling that steam whistle at the end!
Safety first! Love that homemade first aid kit!
Lucas accidentally cut himself with the dozuki saw and owner Danny Montoya came to the rescue!