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Paint scrunched foil hearts

Paint scrunched foil hearts

Scrunch Foil Heart Painting is a process-art activity from one of the i.d.e.a. Museum's Messy Creations classes. Our packaged Messy Creations kits will be available soon for you to experience messy art making from home! You'll need a few things to get started:...

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Create an artful adventure

Create an artful adventure

Let's take our museum mascot - currently known as "i-Guy" (or your own paper doll) - on an adventure in 2021! Just have a little imagination and plan some fun. Remember to take pics of our mascot, and don't be shy about sharing them on social media. Find us at...

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Roll dice & write a sci-fi story – updated

Roll dice & write a sci-fi story – updated

This fun writing process encourages kids of any age to exercise their imagination. Writing activities help build vocabulary, problem solving and communication skills. This activity has been adapted from an interactive from the Sci-Fi: Fantasy to Reality exhibition....

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Make desert flowers

Make desert flowers

Got plastic? We have an art project for you! What’s special about this particular project is that is is part of a collaborative flower mural right outside the front doors of the i.d.e.a. Museum! So next time you’re in downtown Mesa, we hope you stop by and attach the...

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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...

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Scavenger hunt binoculars

Scavenger hunt binoculars

Let's make personalized binoculars (or "desert-oculars") for use in a desert-themed scavenger hunt. Monica, one of our Gallery Educator at the i.d.e.a. Museum, shares this art activity that you can do at home as a part of the Mesa Family Take Out Night, supporting our...

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Create a desert sky silhouette

Create a desert sky silhouette

Amber, one of our gallery educators at the I.d.e.a. Museum, has another fun desert-themed project for you. These easy art projects for your family are part of a special Wednesday initiative: Downtown Mesa’s Family Takeout Night. Our project today is a desert sky...

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Rising Youth Theatre: Create a Blues Song

Rising Youth Theatre: Create a Blues Song

Let's write a blues song together! All you need is some imagination and a blues backing track, plus a pen and paper (to write down your lyrics). A rhyming dictionary is optional. This musical activity comes from Rising Youth Theatre, which in partnership with the...

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Decorated tree branches

Decorated tree branches

Noelle, one of the museum's gallery educators, kicks off our #TogetherInTheDesert July video series. This is part of the Mesa Family Take Out Night initiative to support downtown Mesa restaurants and create art with City of Mesa cultural institutions. Project FYIs...

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McCarthy Activity Book

McCarthy Activity Book

Engage your little ones with some fun, creative actitivites via a special Community Builders Activity Book offered by McCarthy. The company is one of the i.d.e.a. Museum's exhibition sponsors and a leader in building schools and hospitals in the Valley. This activity...

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Rising Youth Theatre: One-minute story & puppet show

Rising Youth Theatre: One-minute story & puppet show

Rising Youth Theatre, in partnership with the i.d.e.a. Museum and Benedictine University in Mesa, is providing a few activities this summer to promote storytelling. Special thanks to the Arizona Commission on the Arts – which receives funding from the state of Arizona...

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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! Materials: Small...

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