Get hands on with family creativity

Get crafty with your kids, with these fun creative and arts projects to try at home.

Hands On: Stamp It Up

Help your child make one-of-a-kind potato stamps to adorn handmade greeting cards.
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Hands On: Turkey Time

Use all those pinecones your kids collect to make a darling Thanksgiving centerpiece.
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Hands On: Connect the Dots

Celebrate autumn (and International Dot Day!) with this sweet and simple garland project.
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Hands On: DIY Suncatcher

Make summer last with this DIY suncatcher tutorial.
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Make ’N Shake: Musical Instruments

Create musical instruments galore with items from around the house.
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I Spy

Taking time for observational art pays off.
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Light Bright

Light up the long winter nights with this DIY paper lantern tutorial.
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Hands On: Ribbon Wands

Ribbon wands for gliding and sliding.
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Home for the Holidays

Build a sugar-free gingerbread house.
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Hands On: Break it Down

Hands On: Break it Down
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Itsy Bitsy Gardens

Create a garden fit for a fairy (or a dragon hatchling)
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Hands On: Zig Zag Book

Help your child make a zig-zag book to capture arts and stories.
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X Marks the Spot

A Japanese, paper-marbling technique to try at home.
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Hands On: Pull up a Stool

Be a "fun guy" and make this mushroom-inspired stool with your littles.
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Cute as a Button

No-sew and embroidery tutorials for making your own hair ties, for little kids and bigger ones, too.
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Say it with Flowers

Floral centerpieces, fit for Valentine's, from Portland Children's Museum.
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Party Poppers

Homemade crowns for your paper bag prince or princess.
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Wrap Stars

A blueprint for adorable DIY wrapping paper, from our friends at Smartypants.
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Gone to Seed

A garden-inspired, seed-paper project from the folks at Zenger Farm.
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Beyond the Brush

Who needs paintbrushes? For this free-form art project, any small toy will do just fine.
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The Sky’s The Limit

Go big at home with a painting free-for-all project from the Portland Children's Museum
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The Three Sisters

A blueprint for a family-friendly summer garden project, starring corn, beans and squash — yum.
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Touchstones

A fun felting project that makes use of your kid's rock collection.
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Press Print

An at-home printmaking project for you and the kids from our friends at Vibe of Portland.

Blossoms, Dearies

Go see the cherry blossoms at Waterfront Park, then make your own with this fun tutorial from the Children’s Healing Art Project.
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DIY Hong Bao

Ring in the year of the sheep with your very own DIY Hong Bao.
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Sachet Cachet

Help your kids make a sweet-smelling sachet for the kitchen, the bathroom or a chest of drawers, from the makers at Zenger Farms.
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Caped Crusaders

Bad guys, beware! Your little superheroes can make their own capes, from scraps of gift wrap and bubble paper.
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At-Home Robot

A primer on making your very own DIY robot, from our friends at The Craft Factory in SW PDX. Make sure you've got plenty of aluminum foil.
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Falling Leaves

Put all those fall leaves to good use with Art School Studio's fun, salt-dough project. A great autumn inspired project for kids.

A Marbled Masterpiece

Vibe of Portland's got the blueprint for an easy, at-home, messy art marbling project.
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