Create a playground

Create a playground

The i.d.e.a. Museum Gallery Educators create a number of upcycle challenges for kids of all ages in our Junkyard Jungle space. More about the space below. The upcycle challenge aims to get kids of all ages to think out of the box as they create using recycled...
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:...
Create an art gallery at home

Create an art gallery at home

Noelle, a gallery educator at the i.d.e.a. Museum, shares a few ways you can create your own unique art gallery at home. This can also turn into its own fun family project. The activity is part of the Mesa Family Take Out Night, supporting our downtown Mesa...
Buzz Bots

Buzz Bots

Chelsea – our Museum Education Assistant who oversees a variety of programs – shares a classic i.d.e.a. Museum activity offered during the Father’s Day Tinkershop. This Buzz Bot incorporates creativity, building and simple circuits. Let’s get started!...
Create musical instruments

Create musical instruments

Tap into your musical side. All you need are recycled materials from home plus some glue, maybe some rubber bands and imagination. Start your artful projects by collecting materials from around your house to create an instrument. Some object you could use include:...
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