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Mesa Recycles Craft: Bird in a Nest

Mesa Recycles Craft: Bird in a Nest

We love our partnership with Mesa Recycles, which brings in special crafts to the i.d.e.a. Museum Recyclery every month. The Mesa Recycles outreach team is sad that they couldn’t do this craft activity in person at the i.d.e.a Museum. However, we’ll have plenty of...

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Marble paper craft ideas

Marble paper craft ideas

For those of you who ventured to make your own marbled paper, this activity is a quick tutorial on some things you can make with it! This at-home idea comes from Gallery Educator Rebecca Cameron, one of several talented team members at the i.d.e.a. Museum. Gallery...

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At home: Wildflowers

At home: Wildflowers

We’re taking you back to our exhibition - Sonoran Safari. This beautiful activity is a great way to talk about how beautiful nature is and learn a little about the Sonoran Desert‘s wildflowers. (Pictured above: Poppies) We get to enjoy a variety of color from...

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4 tips for writing poetry

4 tips for writing poetry

It’s International Children’s Book Day. So why are we suggesting poetry? This special day is tied to Hans Christian Andersen (click link to read short biography), who was not only known as a children’s book and fairytale writer, but also a poet. So we asked local...

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Making marble paper

Making marble paper

If you’re interested in creating some totally unique drawing paper that’s simple and a little messy, this is the craft for you. Follow along with the video below to learn how to create your own colorful marbled paper using a few supplies you probably already have...

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There’s Fireworks in Your Milk

There’s Fireworks in Your Milk

Change up your morning routine on April Fools' Day with a little colorful fun. This experiment with milk will be a blast for your kids! And they can get a mini science lesson about surface tension and liquids, should you please. You can do this before they come out...

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Desert Writing Activity

Desert Writing Activity

Have you ever seen a cactus that looks like a person? Do you ever wonder if the plants come alive at night? What would the cacti do at night? While the weather is great for searching for saguaros near you (keeping social distancing in mind), you can also get on your...

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Artful Play! Try building a House of Cards

Artful Play! Try building a House of Cards

We're sharing a popular activity from a past exhibition, Artful Play! Games & Toys. In this exhibition, many types of games and toys were featured among the artworks. Among them: Building a house of cards! Have you ever built a house of cards? Cards aren’t just...

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Bee Cubes by Judy Wood

Bee Cubes by Judy Wood

Add a little positivity at home by creating a “bee cube” with your kids - even your teens will enjoy this. This activity comes from artist/poet Judy Wood, who loves crafting with all kinds of beautiful paper, writing poetry and sharing a positive mindset. This...

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Artful Play! Act & Giggle

Artful Play! Act & Giggle

A classic game featured in Artful Play! Games & Toys was a version of Charades made for little ones! We called it Act & Giggle. Charades is a good way to encourage vocabulary development in young children. With older children charades can be a fun and engaging...

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The art of planning a healthy meal

The art of planning a healthy meal

Teaching kids to eat healthy can be tricky, especially when you can’t get to the grocery store like a typical week and let them pick out veggies, fruit and other healthy options. Having them stay home doesn’t mean healthy learning can’t take place. Start by making...

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At-home: Secret Drawing Reveal

At-home: Secret Drawing Reveal

Do you remember creating secret messages growing up? We have a fun artful project that takes a little of that magic, but puts it in a creative format - perfect for kids of all ages. This at-home idea comes from Gallery Educator Rebecca Cameron, one of several talented...

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