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Boston Arts & Crafts Events for Kids and Families

Calendar of family and kids events that involve arts & crafts activities, happening near Boston.


DROP-IN Paint pottery, canvas & plaster, make candles, mineWellesley, $$
Sat, December 22, 2018  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Drop in to paint your own pottery, plaster or canvas. Mine for gems or make a candle!! Drop in 7 days a week 10-6. Make gifts!! Book a party!!
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Drop-in Art Making at PEMSalem, $
Sat, January 5, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3pm (and select Monday holidays), come to the Art & Nature Center galleries to investigate and create art inspired by the natural world.
Greenway Open MarketBoston, Free
Wed, May 1, 2019  -  Thu, October 31, 2019   
Held Saturdays and every 1st and 3rd Sunday, from May through October along the Wharf District Parks of the Rose Kennedy Greenway are crafts and fair trade products for your perusal.
ParkARTS Summer Watercolor Painting WorkshopsBoston, Free
Thu, June 6, 2019  -  Fri, June 28, 2019   
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has announced that its popular summer series of ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshops will return during the month of June at five Boston locations.
June Camp Days at Kids Place 4 FunNeedham, $$
Mon, June 10, 2019  -  Fri, June 28, 2019   
No school? So cool! Drop off camp days pick one day or more June 10-June 28 M-F Drop in or drop off for some creative fun!!
Origami WorkshopBoston, Free
Thu, June 20, 2019  -  Fri, June 28, 2019   
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert that just wants some practice, come learn how to fold origami and display your favorite pieces throughout the Marketplace. Located in front of Cheers.
Imagination PlaygroundBoston, Free
Sun, June 23, 2019  -  Sun, September 1, 2019   
Build your own playground on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway with giant foam pieces! Kids love this hands-on activity and also enjoy playing together with other children outdoors.
Kids Art ClassesNewton, $$
Mon, June 24, 2019  -  Fri, August 2, 2019   
Summer 2019 Kids Art Projects, ages 6-13. Amazing opportunity to make your own personal stationery, journals, message boards, clay creations, etc. We invite you to spend a few hours with us to expand your creativity.
Create a Scene! -Model Stage and Set DesignBrookline, $$
Mon, June 24, 2019  -  Fri, June 28, 2019   
You can sing your way through the design and building of your very own mini theater. Come play with us this summer and make a scene!
ArtCart on Spectacle IslandBoston, Free
Fri, June 28, 2019  -  Fri, August 30, 2019   
Visit the ArtCart on Spectacle Island to borrow drawing and watercolor supplies and get creative! The beautiful landscape of the island and surrounding areas makes it easy for artists of all skill-sets to find inspiration.
Crab Dot PaintingArlington, $
Sat, June 29, 2019  -  Sun, June 30, 2019   
It’s summer and it’s also the beginning of the Cancer zodiac sign, represented by the crab. Create your own crab dot painting using a crab stencil and dot-makers on of our colored canvases.
Go Fly A Kite on Spectacle IslandBoston, $
Sat, July 6, 2019  -  Sat, August 31, 2019   
Make a kite and fly it from the harbor's highest point on Spectacle Island! Experience the strong winds from the high elevation and watch as your kite soars high over the island.
ArtCart on Spectacle IslandBoston, $
Sun, July 7, 2019  -  Sun, September 1, 2019   
Visit the ArtCart on Spectacle Island to borrow drawing and watercolor supplies and get creative! The beautiful landscape of the island and surrounding areas makes it easy for artists of all skill-sets to find inspiration.
Apres Work PaintingBoston, Free
Tue, July 9, 2019  -  Wed, August 28, 2019   
5:30-7pm Apres Work Painting: Destress after work by learning a new painting technique or style each week. Suggested ages 12 and up. Come to Faneuil Hall Marketplace for a day of art activities and fun!
Children's Art and Activities at Faneuil Hall MarketplaceBoston, Free
Wed, July 10, 2019  -  Wed, August 28, 2019   
Come to Faneuil Hall Marketplace for a full day of art activities and fun! 10:30am-12:30pm Kids' Art: Get artistic on Wednesdays mornings with a new, kid-friendly project each week. Suggested ages 5-11.
Collaborative Art @ Faneuil Hall MarketplaceBoston, Free
Wed, July 10, 2019  -  Wed, August 28, 2019   
Come to Faneuil Hall Marketplace for a full day of art activities and fun! 1-2pm Collaborative Art: Join people of all ages and contribute to a new group making activity each week.
BollyXBoston, Free
Wed, July 10, 2019  -  Wed, August 28, 2019   
3-5pm Open Studio: Paint, draw, or color with our free-to-borrow art supplies during our two-hour open studio time. Our instructors will be on hand with pointers and encouragement.
Origami WorkshopBoston, Free
Thu, July 11, 2019  -  Thu, July 25, 2019   
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert that just wants some practice, come learn how to fold origami and display your favorite pieces throughout the Marketplace. Located in front of Cheers.
Rosalita's Puppets Summer ShowsBoston, Free
Thu, July 11, 2019  -  Fri, August 16, 2019   
Experience the unique charm of Rosalita's Marionette Puppets, whimsical puppet shows that will delight the child in everyone.
Summer Artisan MarketLexington, Free
Fri, July 19, 2019  -  Sun, July 21, 2019   
LexArt and ArtSpan at Munroe Center for the Arts team up for a weekend of art, food and fun July 19-21, 2019 to promote Lexington’s art community and to invite attendees to spark their creativity!
Kinetic Sand™ “Feel the Fun!” Tour at the International Sand Sculpting FestivalMassachusetts, Free
Fri, July 26, 2019  -  Wed, July 28, 2010   
Kinetic Sand™ “Feel the Fun!” Tour at the International Sand Sculpting Festival. Come join us and play with Kinetic Sand, the new toy for youth.
Feel the RhythmJamaica Plain, Free
Wed, July 31, 2019  -  Wed, July 31, 2019   
Immerse yourself in the sounds of Afro-Latin music! Join Chanel Thervil, a mixed media artist, to create wearable art inspired by your favorite rhythms and beats.
2019 Craftsmen’s FairNewbury, $
Sat, August 3, 2019  -  Sun, August 11, 2019   
There is something for everyone at the Annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair! Please join us as we celebrate traditional and contemporary craft during this nationally-renowned nine-day fair.
Art & Action for SuffrageConcord, $
Sat, August 10, 2019  -  Sat, August 10, 2019   
A close-look and discussion of women's suffrage artifacts in the Concord Museum collection, followed by the design of your very own political action button, complete with a pithy slogan and graphics
ParkARTS Fall Watercolor Painting WorkshopsBoston, Free
Sat, September 7, 2019  -  Sun, September 22, 2019   
Budding artists ages nine and up are invited to join the Boston Parks and Recreation Department for its popular fall series of ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshops during the month of September at six Boston locations. Materials provided.
Capital Arts FestConcord, Free
Fri, September 27, 2019  -  Sun, September 29, 2019   
Capital Arts Fest will take place in front of the Headquarters of the League of NH Craftsmen and the Capitol Center for the Arts from September 27th – 29th, 2019.
Bedford Handmade Craft FairBedford, Free
Sat, November 2, 2019  -  Sat, November 2, 2019   
Beautiful, fragrant, delicious, and handmade crafts! The Bedford High School Handmade Fair is a celebration of local artists and artisans. Get your start on the shopping season and support locally made goods.
Art Providence ShowRhode Island, $$
Fri, November 8, 2019  -  Fri, November 8, 2019   
Approximately 150-175 artists, makers and designers will be showing and selling their work -including but not limited to RISD alumni, who come from throughout New England and beyond.
Art Providence ShowRhode Island, $$
Sat, November 9, 2019  -  Sat, November 9, 2019   
Approximately 150-175 artists, makers and designers will be showing and selling their work -including but not limited to RISD alumni, who come from throughout New England and beyond.
Art Providence ShowRhode Island, $$
Sun, November 10, 2019  -  Sun, November 10, 2019   
Approximately 150-175 artists, makers and designers will be showing and selling their work -including but not limited to RISD alumni, who come from throughout New England and beyond.
Make a MESS at Discovery MuseumsActon, $
Wed, July 11, 2103  -  Wed, July 31, 2013   
The Make a MESS (Math, Engineering, Science, & Stuff) program series uses the arts as an introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Come and have a good time.
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Snowflake Stow Box CraftArlington, $
Tue, January 12, 3019  -  Sun, January 13, 2019   
Create a box with pearl paints and icy glass bubbles for a fun place to stow your treasures. $15pp. Please check the Artbeat website for a photo of this project.


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