Arts & Crafts

Explore inspiring websites, instagrams and the collections of (sadly closed) fabulous museums with entertaining and educational websites designed for curious kids. Find videos, games and inspiration for at-home creativity. Also see our guide to educational websites and upcoming online art classes.

Please support these museums by shopping in their fantastic online shops for great toys and games (perfect for staying at home) and consider becoming a member of your faves - so many perks all year round plus help them in this hard time.

NYPL Online Storytime & At Home STEAM

Watch videos of New York Public Library’s expert children’s librarians as they read beloved books, sing songs, and share early literacy tips. Collections include Multilingual Storytimes and Drag Queen Story Hour. Also check out STEAM storytimes with stories, songs, rhymes…

Freshmade NYC Online

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Cook at home with the wonderful teachers of Freshmade. Learn fun recipes like Homemade Twix Bars, Baked Pretzels and DIY Veggie Sushi Night with professionals teachers. Private custom class sessions also available.

Little New-Yorkers @ Home

October 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Join New-York Historical Society Storytime via Zoom every Tuesday and Friday for story time and crafts. Each class includes a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, silly stretches and exercises, a story book reading, and a craft to do at home.…

Living History @ Home: Celebrate Halloween!

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join New-York Historical Society to celebrate Halloween Victorian style with music and historic spooky—but not too scary—stories with master storyteller Jonathon Kruk.

The Amazing Max Magic Lessons

October 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

NYC magician Max Darwin (aka The Amazing Max) teaches magic tricks using objects available at home.  All you need is a pencil, quarter, nickel, dollar bill, and deck of cards. Magic experience not required. Following the lesson there will be…

MoMA Online Family Art Workshops: Designing Spaces

October 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

What would a space just for you look and feel like? Perhaps it’s a soothing room for sleeping, a quiet place for school at home, or a nature-filled hideaway. In this workshop, get inspired by unique designs for real and…

Virtual Halloween Tea with Rapunzel

October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Come dressed up and join us for a virtual themed Halloween party with Rapunzel herself. Enjoy a spooky story, crafts and songs. Make pumpkin lanterns and witches hats. Supplies needed: Construction paper: 1 piece black, 1 piece purple, 1 piece…

Museum of Math Folding Fridays

October 30 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Origami expert Kathleen Sheridan teaches unique origami models. Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold. To participate, you’ll need several sheets of printer paper as well as several sheets of square paper (size should be…

illumiNATIONS: Día de los Muertos

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn about monarchs, a key element in Día de los Muertos celebrations, from cultural and scientific experts, and enjoy the music of GRAMMY-winning East L.A. band Queztal. Hear from sculptor and maskmaker Zarco Guerrero about the role masks play in…

CMA Live Family Collaboration: Spooky Kooky Halloween

October 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Join Tom Burnett, CMA Director of Early Childhood Education, for a free session of music, storytelling, and collaborative art-making for the whole family to enjoy. Make spooky (and kooky) art and costumes out of household materials, take turns playing games,…

Halloween Circus Costumes Inspired by Alexander Calder

October 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about Calder’s Circus and create fabulous character costumes, just in time for Halloween. Alexander Calder created Calder’s Circus in 1925 after seeing a real circus performance. Using everyday materials, he built his own miniature one equipped with dozens of…

Día de los Muertos Weekend Festival

October 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the National Museum of the American Indian for a virtual celebration of Día de los Muertos. Museum folklorist Cynthia Vidaurri as she answers frequently asked questions about Day of the Dead with images collected over her years of research,…

Dance with Dee : Virtual Halloween Party Produced by Marshmello

October 31 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The loveable Dee from the new show Mellodees leads a magical Monster Mash sing and dance along adventure. All participants will receive free downloadable pumpkin stencils, coloring pages, and puzzles. Costumes encouraged.

Guggenheim Sunday Family Tour

November 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Family-oriented virtual tours explore works from the Guggenheim’s collection with conversation and creative hands-on activities utilizing materials you can find at home. Includes art looking and hands-on art exploration. Tours are organized around a single theme and highlight artworks on…

Little Guggs At Home

November 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This wonderful program for ages 2-4 years old comes online, utilizing materials you can find at home to explore works from the Guggenheim’s collection. Weekly Zoom sessions focus on a different theme and include art looking and hands-on art exploration.