Art Making at Home

Art-making activities for all ages

Create art using your own materials or those provided in an MFA art kit! Each activity focuses on a specific art-making technique and connects with the Museum’s collection. Instructions are included to make your own. Recommended for children, teens, and the young at heart.

Also check out the MFA’s Studio Art Class offerings to learn more art-making techniques.

Share photos of your art with us by tagging #mfaBoston!

Learn how to emboss metal with your MFA art kit or materials from home.
Make a colorful collage using your MFA art kit or materials from home.
Learn how to quill paper with your MFA art kit or materials from home.
Make a fish wind sock using your MFA art kit or materials from home.
Learn how to make a painting of bamboo using the four basic brush strokes.
Make a crown using your MFA art kit or materials from home.
Create your own textile using a Japanese tie-dye technique at home!
Learn how to make handmade paper from recycled materials!
Create your own colorful and reflective mosaic.
Learn the art of paper cutting and create a card in celebration of Hanukkah!
Learn how to make a glowing paper lantern in celebration of Diwali.
Corn husk is used by tribal artists for baskets, mats, braided rugs, and even braided shoes and sandals.
Learn how to draw a portrait using materials from home.
Learn how to make prints using your MFA art kit or materials from home.
Learn how to draw a self-portrait using your MFA art kit or materials from home.