Popsicle Stick Quilts

Materials Popsicle sticks (the bigger the better, but any size will do). Markers (we use Sharpies since the colors don’t fade as fast as other markers). A squares piece of cardboard (any size is fine, just make sure it can be divided into 4 equal squares). Glue Instructions Divide your square board into 4 equal […]

Pointillism Painting

Materials Pointillism is a painting technique developed by Georges Seurat and Paul Signac in 1886, where color blending occurs with collections of closely places dots. Check out our how-to video below! Canvas, cardboard or heavy paper Paint (we only use the primary colors and white) Q-Tips (an eraser end of a pencil and/or opposite end […]

Many Colored Days

Materials Putting a color to a feeling can help little ones learn to express what they are feeling inside, and turn it into a piece of art. We use My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss to introduce the concept, but let children make their own color association to base their project on. Another excellent […]

Shape Monsters

Materials For the little artists still learning their shapes we recommend beginning the project with a book. Two of our favorites are Mouse Shapes by Ellen Walsh or as a bilingual option try Round is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Thong. Cardboard and or paper, use whatever material you have available to […]

Matisse Cut-outs

Materials Inspired by the book Henri’s Scissors by Jeanette Winter, this project allows artists at home to create their own abstract cut-out masterpiece. Construction paper in a variety of colors and sizes (larger paper is best for the background) Pencil Scissors Glue stick, or tape Henri’s Scissors by Jeanette Winter (optional) Instructions With adult permission, […]

Resistance Painting

Materials Add a little bit of magic and science to your painting with an artistic representation of an oil and water experiment. In our example, we used this method to create hidden designs with a white crayon on a butterfly to leave secret words of encouragement and kindness. Scroll down to see Director of Education […]

Rolled Paper Sculpture

Materials Paper Newspaper or magazine (optional) Markers Scissors Tape or hot glue Cardboard for base (optional) Instructions On your paper experiment making different types of lines and shapes. Once you have at least 5 pages filled, cut them up into sections. Think about how long you want your pieces to be, either one consistent length […]

Complete the Image

Materials Plain paper Newspaper or magazine Drawing or coloring tool of your choice (pencil, pen, coloring pencils, crayons etc.) Scissors Glue Instructions Select images from an old magazine or newspaper to cut out Glue one image to a piece of white paper. The artist can either choose which starter image they want or selected at […]

Color Mixing

Materials This project is perfect for those just learning about primary and secondary colors and want a fun way to practice at home. It can be done with color swatches or color names if your child is reading or learning sight words. Two books you can pair with this project are Green Is a Chile […]

Landscape & Seascape Painting

Materials Canvas – If you do not have canvas at home, cardboard or sturdy/thick paper will work well. Paint – The Museum uses acrylic paint since it dries faster. We also only distribute the primary colors + white, so students can mix their own secondary colors. Paint palette – The Museum uses a paper plate. […]

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