Holiday activities and crafts that are sure to remind you that this is the most wonderful time of the year.
Ho ho ho! As we usher in December and get closer to Christmas, we keep the holiday spirit alive! At home you string up colorful lights, hang the stockings, and here at the Museum you celebrate by taking part in these very merry holiday activities! Remember, Christmastime is not just about gifts and decorations, it's also about the spirit of sharing and giving.
Mixed Media Greeting Cards
at Alexander Art Academy
Craft your own holiday card to share with a loved one using textured paper, buttons, markers, and your imagination!
Light Up the Season
Did you know candles are used in many different holiday celebrations? Make your own paper candle as you learn about some cultural holidays, practices and traditions from around the world.
Scandinavian Woven Heart
Crafting woven heart baskets for Christmas is a tradition in countries like Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Make one of your own, then take it home to fill it with goodies!
Share Your Gift
Make and decorate your own “pillow box” to hold a small gift for someone you love this season!
Monarch Butterfly ID
Color and label the different parts of the butterfly, while learning how they function!
Too Hot to Turkey Trot
at Math Cart
Use pattern blocks to solve the turkey puzzle!
at Science Station
There will be a stack of challenge cards to build different things legos!
pH Levels of Household Liquids
at Power Science Lab
Learn the difference between acids and bases while testing the pH levels of some of your favorite juices.
Nuts and Bolts: Catapults
at Inventor's Workshop
Build all sorts of machines and other creations using different shapes of wood put together with actual nuts and bolts. This time we’ll be focused on medieval constructions, with special instructions on how to build catapults and trebuchets.
at Maker Annex
Design and laser-cut pre-film animation devices that make simple animations when spun. Our version of the phenakistiscope are spun by a DC motor and are under-lit by LEDs.