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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, $$
Sat, December 22, 2018  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Drop in to Paint Pottery; Plaster or Canvas; Make Candles; Mosaics, Make Slime & Mine for Gems. Drop in 7 days a week. Make gifts!! The Painting Place is a fun, creative, interactive art studio for all ages.
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Drop-in Art Making at PEMSalem, $
Sat, January 5, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3pm (and select Monday holidays), come to the Art & Nature Center galleries to investigate and create art inspired by the natural world.
Greenway Open MarketBoston, Free
Wed, May 1, 2019  -  Thu, October 31, 2019   
Held Saturdays and every 1st and 3rd Sunday, from May through October along the Wharf District Parks of the Rose Kennedy Greenway are crafts and fair trade products for your perusal.
'Then and Now, How Far We've Come' and 'Journey - An Encaustic Exhibition'Concord, Free
Fri, September 27, 2019  -  Fri, December 20, 2019   
Now showing 'Then and Now, How Far We've Come' and 'Journey - An Encaustic Exhibition' at The League of NH Craftsmen Headquarters in Concord, NH.
September/October Drop off DatesWellesley, $$
Mon, September 30, 2019  -  Mon, November 11, 2019   
Have a random day off from school? Gather a minimum of 6 friends and we will create camp just for you! Paint, dance, games, slime making, crafts, snack, lunch and more!!
Snacks and Crafts in the SukkahWatertown, Free
Thu, October 17, 2019  -  Thu, October 17, 2019   
Join JCDS for snacks and crafts in our Sukkah (built by our 8th graders!). For children ages 0-6. Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, have some snacks and create some art!
Acton Open StudiosActon, Free
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sun, October 20, 2019   
Acton Open Studios will be held on October 19-20, 2019, noon to 5 pm. Visitors can see how art is made and chat with artists. Artists will offer work for sale.
Frida Kahlo Peg DollsArlington, $
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sun, October 20, 2019   
For all the Frida-fans! Paint your own little “Friducha” on one of our wooden peg dolls - great for budding artists to play pretend or to sit on a desk or shelf for creative inspiration.
Free Children's Art Discovery ClassBoston, Free
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sat, October 19, 2019   
The Guild of Boston Artists is proud to hold Free Children's Art Discovery Classes to provide a fun and educational opportunity for children in the community to learn about the different aspects of art-making.
Sugar Skull ExtravaganzaArlington, $
Sat, October 26, 2019  -  Sun, October 27, 2019   
Paint a mache sugar skull, a coffin box, or large wooden laser-cut skull in celebration of Day of the Dead, to place on an altar at home to remember a loved one who has passed.
Free Children's Art Discovery ClassBoston, Free
Sat, October 26, 2019  -  Sat, October 26, 2019   
The Guild of Boston Artists is proud to hold Free Children's Art Discovery Classes to provide a fun and educational opportunity for children in the community to learn about the different aspects of art-making.
Dia de Los Muertos CelebrationArlington, $
Sun, October 27, 2019  -  Sun, October 27, 2019   
Join us at Artbeat for our annual Dia de Los Muertos community celebration. We'll have FREE Mexican crafts here in the studio: tissue-paper flower making and sugar skull coloring pages.
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.
Free Drop-In Family Art Activity DayConcord, Free
Sat, November 2, 2019  -  Sat, November 2, 2019   
Free Drop-In Family Activity Days at The Umbrella Community Arts Center's brand-new classrooms and studios are a great opportunity for families to be creative together!
CraftedNew Hampshire, Free
Sat, November 2, 2019  -  Sun, November 3, 2019   
A shopping and touring event – focusing on artists, craftsmen and small businesses that showcase wonderful NH made work. Find more at our website: https://nhopendoors.com
Make a Mess: Fragrant Fall Finger PaintingActon, $
Thu, November 7, 2019  -  Thu, November 7, 2019   
We’re putting a seasonal sensory twist on a favorite messy experience by adding scents and shaving cream to our finger paints. Make a scented masterpiece!
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.
2019 Holiday Shopping ExpoQuincy, $
Sat, November 9, 2019  -  Sat, November 9, 2019   
Complete your holiday shopping while supporting some of the most talented crafters and local small businesses! 100+ Vendors, Raffles, Childrens' Activities, Meet and Greet with Santa, Photos by Ella Farrell Photography, and Free Parking!
Art Providence ShowRhode Island, $$
Sun, November 10, 2019  -  Sun, November 10, 2019   
Approximately 150-175 artists, makers and designers will be showing and selling their work -including but not limited to RISD alumni, who come from throughout New England and beyond.
Weavers' Guild of Boston Annual Exhibit and SaleWellesley, Free
Fri, November 15, 2019  -  Sun, November 17, 2019   
The Weavers' Guild of Boston will hold its annual Exhibit and Sale. Great holiday gift shopping for scarves, clothing, bags, rugs and more.
Tinker Tuesday: Crafty CreationsActon, $
Tue, November 26, 2019  -  Tue, November 26, 2019   
Explore the possibilities of reusing what we usually throw away. Today we’ll be creating masterpieces using mostly paper, cardboard, and wood. What kind of treasure can you create out of repurposed recyclables?
Wreath DecoratingMilton, $$
Sat, November 30, 2019  -  Sun, December 1, 2019   
Celebrate the start of the holiday season with Mass Audubon's Blue Hills Trailside Museum by creating a beautiful and unique wreath to take home with you.
Christmas Tree Nesting Doll WorkshopClinton, $$
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
For adults and children 9+ Limited to 20 participants, registration required by Tuesday, December 3. Learn to paint your very own nesting doll at the Museum of Russian Icons
Free Drop-In Family Art Activity DayConcord, Free
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Free Drop-In Family Art Activity Days at The Umbrella Community Arts Center's brand-new classrooms and studios are a great opportunity for families to be creative together!
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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