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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 & moreWellesley, $$
Sat, December 22, 2018  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Drop in to Paint Pottery; Plaster or Canvas; Make Candles; Mosaics, Make Slime & Mine for Gems. Drop in 7 days a week. Make gifts!! The Painting Place is a fun, creative, interactive art studio for all ages.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Summer Sundays at Harvard Semitic MuseumCambridge, Free
Sun, July 7, 2019  -  Sun, August 25, 2019   
Free, fun, family activities allow visitors to explore arts from the ancient Near East. Activities change weekly: construct models of an Egyptian pyramid, inscribe clay tablets, or decode hieroglyphics. Drop in for five minutes--or 30.
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.
Open Art StudioBoston, Free
Wed, July 31, 2019  -  Wed, August 28, 2019   
Paint, draw, or color with our free-to-borrow art supplies during our two-hour open studio time in South Market. Our instructors will be on hand with pointers and encouragement.
Artist for a Day or Week!!Wellesley, $$
Mon, August 19, 2019  -  Fri, August 30, 2019   
Come paint with Friends or make new ones! Paint, dancing, games, crafts, slime making snacks and lunch!! Camp day is 9:30-12:30 or until 2pm. You can pack a lunch or join us for pizza lunch
Print Making Workshop: MonoprintsBoston, Free
Thu, August 22, 2019  -  Thu, August 22, 2019   
Printmaking Workshops will take place on select Thursdays from 5:30pm until 7:00pm. Ages 11+ and all experience levels welcome. Located Between Quincy Market and South Market Building.
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Downtown Plymouth Waterfront FestivalPlymouth, Free
Sat, August 24, 2019   
Join us at the annual Downtown Plymouth Waterfront Festival. Returning Festival favorites will be the Arts & Craft Show featuring over 100 local artisans and crafters, Duck Races in Brewster Gardens, the 6th annual...
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.
Parade: The Augment JOY ParadeBoston, Free
Sat, September 14, 2019   
Now + There and Nick Cave are taking joy to the streets of Boston with the Augment parade! The parade will be a three-mile procession full of color, art, and, of course, JOY!
Respecting the Grain: Fine and Functional Modern Studio FurnitureLexington, Free
Sat, September 14, 2019  -  Sun, September 29, 2019   
Artfully designed and exquisitely built modern wood furniture, produced by some of New England’s finest designers and makers on display at LexArt, 130 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA from September 14-29, 2019, T-Su, 10-5
International Dot DayActon, $
Sun, September 15, 2019  -  Sun, September 15, 2019   
International Dot Day, is a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration inspired by Peter H. Reynolds’ book 'The Dot'. Join us to make your own dot artwork.
Build a BugActon, $
Fri, September 20, 2019  -  Fri, September 20, 2019   
Inspired by our temporary exhibit 'Life on the Leaf Edge', we will create bugs of our own. Use repurposed and recycled materials to imagine and build your very own 6 legged friend.
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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