Art

Happy Halloween Drawing

Happy Halloween Drawing

It's National Pumpkin Day (Oct. 26), so we're sharing this fun Halloween-inspired drawing tutorial today! Since we are drawing for kids, our volunteer - Julia - focused on the fun (and cute) side of Halloween - whimsical jack-o-lanterns, adorable black cats, friendly...

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3D Monster Sculptures

3D Monster Sculptures

Let's make our own monster decorations as we head into Halloween. You just need a few art supplies and some imagination! Getting started Gather all or some of these materials: Recycled materials Paper...

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Superhero masks

Superhero masks

Let's pretend to be superheroes! We have the instructions for making a mask at home below. Costumes are optional. We shared this fun activity during our Caped Crusaders and Everyday Heroes exhibition. Watch the video: ...

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Watercolor Rain Art

Watercolor Rain Art

Let's make it rain at home! Did you ever visit the museum during "Weather or Not: Art with Atmosphere" exhibition last winter? It featured art and hands-on activities that encouraged learning about the water cycle, the difference between climate and weather, rainbows,...

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Pet Rock Art

Pet Rock Art

Let's make some rock art! You can try animating some characters or creating your own pet rock! Did you know in the summer of 2012, we had an exhibition that took an artistic look at the relationship people have with pets and how much they affect the lives of many...

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Draw a Portrait

Draw a Portrait

Portraits are awesome. Let's try drawing one today! It can be based on a real person or magical creature. You decide! Julia – one of our museum volunteers – shares a drawing of a girl who loves autumn, since we're now in that season. We hope it inspires some...

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Draw a Forest

Draw a Forest

Don't you just sometimes want to get away. We love visiting the forest. Let's draw one for fun! Julia – one of our museum volunteers – shares a simple drawing that showcases the serenity of a forest. We hope it inspires some creativity as you draw from your...

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Paint on paper plates

Paint on paper plates

Do your kids want to paint, but you don't have a canvas?  No problem. Try painting on paper plates! Getting started Materials: Paper plates Paint (preferably washable) Paintbrushes or sponges Paper towels Cup with water (for cleaning brushes) Newspaper or table cover...

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Make an origami dog

Make an origami dog

Let's go into the i.d.e.a. Museum archives and create some origami of dogs! The activity we're sharing comes from our It's a Dog's Life exhibition from Fall/Winter of 2016-17. Instructions and tips for this activity below. Or watch the video: ...

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Draw a Sun

Draw a Sun

Let's draw a vibrant sun to brighten your day! Julia – one of our museum volunteers – shares how she imagines adding some personality and color to the sun in her latest drawing. We hope it inspires some creativity as you make your own vibrant sun at home. ...

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Draw a fish

Draw a fish

Let's draw some fish for fun! Julia – one of our museum volunteers – shares her latest drawing of two cute fish to offer some inspiration. We hope they make you smile. Gather your tools! You'll need:...

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Draw a fairy

Draw a fairy

Love fairies? We do! Their homes are part of our atrium garden, which is getting an update now. Did you know art is a great way to reduce stress? Learn more via VeryWell Health. Julia - one of our museum volunteers - shares a drawing of a fairy to help brighten our...

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