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.

 

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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Free Brit + Co Classes

Take care of yourself, and learn new things along the way. Visit brit.co/learn, use the checkout code SELFCARE, and take as many free classes are you want, now through April 9th. Art and design classes are not geared toward but many can be enjoyed as a family like cookie and 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.

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.

 

ONLINE CLASSES

USP Online

Chic indoor playspace Union Square Play brings their offerings online. Every day they offer one family activity, one kids’ video, and one online event for parents. Videos include local favorites…

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Guggenheim Second Sunday Family Tour

Family-oriented 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…

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Rockefeller Center’s Spring Sunday

Rockefeller Center presents a curated program of free family-friendly entertainment and art-making. Participate in art workshops with Art Production Fund, live music from Rock and Roll Playhouse, puppet theatre from…

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Parker-Anderson Enrichment Online

Try free classes for PreK-5th grade. Join New York City artists, educators, and innovators  on Zoom for a range of classes including Creative Movement, American Sign Language, Zumba and more….

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Draw Every Day With JJK

With Jarrett J. Krosoczka, creator post daily videos with drawing, writing, art games and read alouds. Star Wars fans can get step-by-step instructions on making characters from his Jedi Academy…

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GIANT Workshop with Herve Tullet

Turn your room into a museum for LEGO figurines, dinosaurs, unicorns, little pets, or even your family. Join renowned artist and children’s book author Hervé Tullet and The GIANT Room…

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CMA Live

Bring Tribeca’s Children’s Museum of the Arts’s renowned programming into your own home with free interactive sessions hosted by CMA staff members and guest educators. All ages can participate in…

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Dav Pilkey Storytime & Drawing

The Library of Congress presents weekly short videos of Captain Underpants creator Dav Pilkey drawing, reading aloud, and following his mantra—Always Be Creative. Activities include tips for creating your own…

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