So many creative ideas for at-home art projects at these sites and instagrams. More ideas on museum websites or take an online class.

BUSY TODDLER

Find a trove of educational, easy-to-set up creative and sensory activities from a K-1 teacher turned SAHM. So many great ideas, quick & easy to messy messy, babies to tweens plus links to useful art supplies. Follow their great instagram account for daily inspiration.

 

VISIT BUSY TODDLER

The Art Garden

Explore a variety of projects featuring paint, collage/mixed media, printmaking, 3-Dimension, recycled art, children’s books, process art, nature activities, holidays and seasons, sensory, and play ideas from an elementary art teacher. Frequently posts fun ideas on her instagram @theartgardenblog.

 

Eat Your Monsters

Turn snacks into adorable creatures like frozen banana penguins and panda eggs with creative ideas from instagram account @eatyourmonsters.

 

Days With Grey

An educator and mom to 3 shares daily 'Breakfast Invitations,' easy-to-set-up sensory and art activities for preschools and toddlers.

 

New York City Children's Theater

Lovely local kids theater company provides entertaining and enriching activities for little ones inspired by past productions including art projects, theater games, storytimes, downloadable activity books and video sing-alongs.

 

#DisneyMagicMoment

Experience the magic of Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic with stories, videos, and activities to inspire imagination and discovery. Includes drawing tutorials. storytimes, and recipes for Disney park favorites.

The Craft Studio

The owner of UES & Tribeca friendly all-ages art space The Craft Studio posts daily videos on instagram with fun and easy craft activities that work for babies to adults.

Virtual 3 class packs available for $72. Includes supplies delivered, shipped or picked up curbside and online step by step instructions. Fun way to support a local business.

 

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Learn Magic With The Amazing Max

Learn some tricks with a private online lesson with popular NYC magician Max Darwin held via Facetime or Zoom. All levels welcome. Max will work with objects you have right in your home, no special magic kits needed. $35, select a time online (selling out fast).

 

Freshmade NYC

Cook at home with the wonderful teachers of Freshmade. Learn new recipes with professionals teachers answering questions and helping navigate the fridge and pantry and cook with your kids. Choose from classes throughout the day for all ages on a variety of themes, from pancakes to pizza. $12.99/class. Private virtual sessions also available.

 

$10 Brit + Co Classes

Take as many art and design classes as you want for $10/month in subjects like photography and lettering. are not geared toward but many can be enjoyed as a family like cookie and cake decorating.

GIANT Home Experiences

Chelsea STEAM school GIANT offers 30 day programs combining hands-on play and project building with online live mentoring.

Get inspired, tinker, learn, and build towards two possible themes: GIANT Futuristic Fashion (Recommended for ages 5 to 12) or GIANT + Sago Planes (Recommended for ages 2 to 4)

Each box comes full of materials including 30 challenges and projects with custom-designed models and tools. Build during daily live “hangout dates” with ] GIANT mentors.

ONLINE CLASSES

GIANT Open Studio

Build STEAM projects as a family. Play and make with creative tools including Rigamajig blocks and Clixo magnetic sets. Use fabrication machines including Laser Cut, 3D Printer, Sticker Maker, Button Maker, and Embroidery Machine with guidance from instructors. Includes a complimentary pack of activities to take home and continue making.

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Brooklyn Children’s Museum

This beloved children’s museum re-opens with two options.

In 90-minute Play Sessions, explore BCM’s signature exhibits including World Brooklyn, Neighborhood Nature, Totally Tots, Collections Central and The (outdoor) Nest. Space is limited to ensure that families can distance. Explore world cultures, visual arts, nature, animals and more in well-designed, interactive exhibits.

In ColorLab Sessions (10:30…

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Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)

Explore curated family experiences in one-hour-and-forty-five-minute session with limited capacity to allow increased space to safely explore, climb, move, and play.

Play, learn and imagine in Playworks and Adventures with Dora and Diego exhibits. Enjoy educator-led experiences such as storytime, singing and music.

Or explore Inside Art and Superpowered Metropolis exhibits with educator-led…

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Wave Hill Family Art Project

Enjoy nature-inspired art projects among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Themes change weekly.

Takes place outside on a grassy hill so dress accordingly.

The number of families able to participate at any given time will be limited to about five. If you arrive and capacity is full, program staff will…

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Whitney Open Studio From Home

Kids, teens, and families are invited to join Whitney Educators for free weekly online art classes. Experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials.  Each week features a new theme and project connected to a work of art in the Whitney’s collection or current exhibitions.

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Hanukkah Family Day

Join the Jewish Museum for an exciting mix of Hanukkah related activities and performances that will launch on their YouTube channel for families to explore. Groove with musicians Daphna Mor, Saskia Lane, and Daniel Freedman in partnership with the Beineinu community during a festive concert. Discover and sketch unexpected Hanukkah objects on a virtual tour.…

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NY Cake Academy’s After School Kids Camp

Guided virtually by a live instructor, learn to work with decorating basics like fondant, sprinkles, and royal icing to create cookies, cupcakes and desserts galore. Each week learn to make a different tasty treat each week from start to finish. Includes delivery of complete kit filled with all needed eqioment and ingredients.

Students can sign…

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Guggenheim Stroller Tour

Join an interactive exploration of works from the Guggenheim’s collection and exhibitions designed for adults with small children (up to 24 months).

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