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.

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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 emboss metal 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 handmade paper from recycled materials!
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 quill paper with your MFA art kit or materials from home.
Learn how to draw a self-portrait using your MFA art kit or materials from home.
Learn how to make embossed metal coin designs in celebration of Nowruz!
Learn how to make a dragon puppet 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 create a sculpture inspired by ancient Greek and Roman art in the Museum’s collections.
Use a set of five shapes to create quilt square designs and patterns.