Owl Handprint

Making an owl handprint is the perfect indoor fall activity as the weather gets a little cooler! This can be kept and displayed at home or maybe your kiddo wants to give their final painting to someone as a gift!   You’ll need: white cardstock or construction paper, paint (brown, green, black, yellow and white)…

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Paper Sculptures

Play and make sculpture at the same time! Using strips of paper, kids are encouraged to fold, bend, twist and curl them into awesome architectural delights.⁠ ⁠ DIRECTIONS:⁠ ⁠ Cut a bunch of colored paper into strips with varying lengths and widths.⁠ ⁠ Begin by creating a shape with a strip and gluing it to…

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Tissue Box Monsters

Halloween might be over, but monster crafts can be fun all year long! Try making these monster tissue boxes!   You’ll need: tissue boxes (ones with round openings look more like a mouth), colored acrylic paint, white acrylic paint, googly eyes, white cardstock, pom poms, a black marker and glue   Instructions:   Make sure…

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Hoop Gliders

Most of us have flown a paper airplane, but have you ever flown a hoop glider? Make one at home and test the forces of flight in an experiment!   You’ll need: 1 drinking straw, construction paper, 2 4×6 index cards or card paper, a ruler, scissors and invisible tape   Instructions:   Measure and…

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Crumpled Paper Art

Making crumpled paper art is a great process activity for kids and easy to do at home! You’ll need: white construction paper, watercolors, a paint brush and scissors Instructions: Cut your white construction paper into smaller pieces. Take one of the cut pieces of paper and crumple it into a ball. Choose one of your…

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Make Your Own Wreath

This craft makes the perfect fall decoration! Make your own fall wreath at home.   You’ll need: paper plate, leaves, glue, scissors, string (if you choose to hang it up)   Instructions:   Take a walk around the yard and collect a variety of fall leaves that have fallen from the trees. You can use…

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Egg Drop Inertia

This science activity will help your kiddos to learn about gravity and motion! The goal is to get the egg into the glass of water without touching the egg, the tube or the glass of water. You’ll need: eggs, a cardboard tube, a pie pan and a glass of water Instructions: Center a pie pan…

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Tips for Creating a MakerSpace at Home

Has your child ever built the most magical creation in the CME MakerSpace? We have witnessed some super cool creativity in our visitors as they construct buildings, monsters, or maybe even build birdhouses with the array of materials. While we cannot open the MakerSpace at this time, we thought we’d share some tips for you…

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Shaving Cream Marbling

Shaving Cream Marbling is a super fun art activity that can lead to so many different colorful creations! You’ll need: shaving cream (foamy not gel), liquid watercolors or food coloring, a shallow container like a pie pan, plastic droppers, watercolor paper or cardstock cut into halves, a ruler or other stick to scrape with Instructions:…

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