Second Sundays: For the Home

We are expanding our Second Sundays for the home! Look for a new craft every Sunday.

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Sundays: Nov 29
Splatter Paint Pine Cones:

This pine cone craft is a great way to boost creativity. Kids can try a variety of techniques for splattering paint onto their pine cones. https://easttnfamilyfun.com/pine-cone-craft-splatter-painting/

Sundays: Nov 22
Thankful Crafts:

These easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids will allow your family to practice thankfulness in easy ways whether your kids are 2 or 18! https://brendid.com/15-easy-thanksgiving-crafts-that-teach-kids-gratitude-from-preschool-to-teens/

Sundays: Nov 15
Corn Wreath:

The crisp, cool weather of autumn has arrived! Usher in the season of thankfulness by making these simple, quick, and festive wreaths with your child! http://1pureheart.blogspot.com/2011/10/corn-wreath.htmlhttp://1pureheart.blogspot.com/2011/10/corn-wreath.html

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Yarn Pumpkins:

These yarn pumpkins are such a gorgeous little fall craft project – great for a table centerpiece or even a fall mantle. They’re beautiful on their own, or in a group! https://onelittleproject.com/yarn-pumpkins/

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Stained Glass Leaf Suncatcher:

Make stained glass leaf suncatchers with kids! This autumn craft comes with five free printable templates and makes for a quick and easy way to decorate windows to celebrate the season.  https://www.adventure-in-a-box.com/stained-glass-leaf-suncatcher-with-free-printable-templates/

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Paper Halloween Luminaries:

By day they are colorful shelf or window decorations, but by night they are spooky paper Halloween luminaries! https://craftsbyamanda.com/paper-halloween-luminaries/

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Paper Plate Mummy:

You’ve probably seen lots of mummy craft ideas but have you seen one as spooky and fun as this? Kids can move the mummy’s eyes from side to side. So creepy and fun! https://kidscraftroom.com/moving-eyes-paper-plate-mummy-craft/

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Haunted House Craft Cut-out:

draw your own spooky window creatures! http://www.sarahjanestudios.com/blog/2011/10/haunted-house-halloween-craft/

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Monster Water Art:

Do your kids have a fondness for straws? This technique is perfect for creating shaggy and fuzzy texture, so we decided to make some shaggy, fuzzy and very friendly monsters! https://www.adventure-in-a-box.com/friendly-monster-watercolour-blow-art-with-straws/

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Glue Batik:

Create patterns that resist dye when the fabric is painted or emerged in dye. https://www.artbarblog.com/glue-batik-with-kids-inspired-by-anna-blatman/

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Paper Weaving:

Mix it up a little! Make some cool patterns using this simple weaving technique. http://www.artsmudge.com/blog/2011/08/paper-weaving-with-warm-cool-colors

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Tin Foil Art:

Liven up your personal art gallery with some modern tin art.  http://www.piikeastreet.com/2012/04/modern-tin-art/

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Water Bottle Chihuly Art:

Blown glass is one of those things you can’t help but “oooo” and “aaahhhhh” over. Now, experience glass sculpture at home!
https://www.lifewithmoorebabies.com/2013/09/bottle-glass-sculpture.html?m=1

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Art Trading Cards:

ATCs (Art Trading Cards) are mini works of art, made on a card the size of a typical trading card. Collect them, trade them, get inspired by them! https://artprojectsforkids.org/art-trading-cards-for-kids/

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Paper Bag Kites:

Get set for a blustery day by making your own kite! https://www.somewhatsimple.com/paper-bag-kites/

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Mondrian Squares:

With bold outlines, high contrast, and bright colors, Mondrian’s artwork is an inspiration to all! https://www.happinessishomemade.net/kids-homeschool-art-lesson-piet-mondrian/

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Paper Mache Bird:

Summer is full of birds! Create your own to place on a windowsill.  https://www.creativeinchicago.com/2019/04/paper-mache-bird-tutorial.html

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Dot Painting:

Try your hand at some pointillism painting using summer dandelions as inspiration. http://krokotak.com/2015/05/how-to-draw-dandelions/

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Doodle Cubes:

Translate a 2 dimensional activity, drawing, into a 3 dimensional project! https://babbledabbledo.com/drawing-ideas-for-kids-doodle-cubes/

Sundays July 19
Rainbow Leaf Prints:

Rainbow anything is beautiful but these leaf prints combine the colors of the rainbow with the delicate details of leaves for a finished product you just want to keep looking at!  https://www.kitchentableclassroom.com/rainbow-leaf-prints-with-washable-marker/

Sundays July 12
Yarn Painting:

Would you like to paint without using any paint? This is a really low mess, easy art activity, that is almost mesmerizing!https://picklebums.com/yarn-painting/utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=744762060_14316_167774

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Matisse Art Project

Explore color and shape in a really fun, free, and spontaneous way. Use inspiration from the famous modern artist Henri Matisse to create your own masterpiece!
https://www.artycraftykids.com/art/easy-matisse-art-project-for-kids/

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Sharpie Coasters Art

Grab your Sharpies and add some color to your home. Easy art craft for kids of all ages! lifestyleforreallife.com/2017/01/18/paint-sharpies-alcohol/

Recreating Famous Artworks

Kids can use markers, construction paper, paint, or whatever supplies they’d like in recreating the masterpiece. Here’s a simple and fun way to do it!
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Magazine Strip Art

Add color to a silhouette by using strips of paper from magazines!
https://www.littlestuff.me/magazine-grizzly/

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Cardboard Stamps

Create DIY stamps with cardboard and other items from your recycling bin. Then make print after print! https://artfulparent.com/diy-stamps-cardboard/

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Melted Bead Suncatchers

Make colorful melted bead suncatcher mobile from plastic pony beads. This is such a fun craft to do with kids & makes a great decoration or gift!  https://artfulparent.com/melted-bead-suncatcher-diy-baby-mobile/

Sundays May 3
Name Art

Encourage your little one to tap into their creativity and artistic freedom with this Painter’s Tape & Crayola Paint Name Art project!   http://www.youngatheartmommy.com/2014/03/kids-craft-painters-tape-crayola-paint.html

Sundays April 26
Hope Dream Catcher

Up for some string art! Get inspired by these Dream Catchers. https://www.artbarblog.com/diy-dream-catchers-made-by-kids/

Sundays April 19
Milk Carton Bird House

Recycled milk carton birdhouses and bird feeders are a fun quick and easy kids craft that anyone can make! Perfect for kids of all ages!
https://www.happinessishomemade.net/collage-birdhouses/

Sundays April 12
Egg Carton Crafts

We’re guessing you might have some extra egg cartons on your hands. Put them to good use with these simple crafts for kids of all ages. https://redtri.com/egg-carton-crafts/slide/1

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Plastic Bottle Lid Art

Even plastic bottle lids can be recycled for fantastic art projects. Put your own creative spin on one of these projects! https://www.favecrafts.com/Green-Crafting/Plastic-Bottle-Lid-Art

Sunday March 29
DIY Kaleidoscope Kids Craft

Got an empty Pringles can laying around, or a paper towel roll? Make your own kaleidoscope! https://www.darcyandbrian.com/fun-kaleidoscope-kids-craft/

Quick and Easy Toilet Roll Crafts

Now that you are all stocked up on toilet paper, don’t throw those empty rolls away! Here are some fun craft ideas for the kids to try out https://fabulesslyfrugal.com/diy/toilet-paper-roll-crafts/

Video Tutorials by Erica Whiting

How to create an illustration with words
You just need pencil, paper and a good photograph.

How to draw a cactus
It’s simple and uses just paper, pencil and watercolors!

Second Sundays

Second Sundays are perfect for spending time with your kids or grandkids at the Museum. Different art making activities every month plus admission is Pay-What-You-Wish.

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Stained Glass Art
March 8 from 2 – 4 pm

We’re making suncatchers that look like stained glass, Sunday, March 8th at the Erie Art Museum. We’ll provide everything you need, just bring your creativity. Pay-what-you-wish from 2 – 4 pm. Let us know you’re coming.

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Design An Egg
April 19

Since we can’t get together for this one, we are egg-cited to see what you come up with. Share your pictures with us on Facebook. If you need a template download it here.

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Slime Time
Slime Time is postponed for now. Keep an eye out for it in the future.
Are your kids into making slime? Save yourself the mess and come to the Erie Art Museum. All the fun and none of the clean-up.

For more information about the educational programs at the Museum, contact Marketing DirectorLucia Conti or call 814.459.5477