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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 & PlasterWellesley, $$
Thu, January 14, 2021  -  Tue, June 1, 2021   
Drop in to Paint Pottery; Plaster or Canvas; Make Candles; Mosaics, Make Slime & Mine for Gems. Drop in 7 days a week. Make gifts!! The Painting Place is a fun, creative, interactive art studio for all ages.
Make and Learn at Home with Fitchburg Art MuseumFitchburg
Mon, February 8, 2021  -  Thu, July 1, 2021   
Free, open-ended art activities for ages 3-17 from the Fitchburg Art Museum. Some use simple household materials, and some use more specialized art supplies. Visit
Afterschool Creative art Classes at The Painting PlaceWellesley, $$
Mon, February 22, 2021  -  Sun, May 2, 2021   
After school Classes Monday, Wednesday or Friday 1:30-3 or 3:30-5pm. 2 class choices. Mixed media or tile table class. Outdoor seating now available! Classes geared for ages 4-12. We split the groups up by age.
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Drawing Upon the Collections: Coloring Pages from The Harvard MuseumsVirtual/Online, Free
Tue, February 23, 2021  -  Sun, May 23, 2021   
Welcome to HMSC Coloring Pages! Developed directly from photographs and illustrations of museum objects and specimens, these coloring pages provide a window into the breadth and wonder of Harvard’s collections.
Call for Art for 'Renewal:' A Juried ExhbitionWayland, $
Mon, March 22, 2021  -  Sat, May 1, 2021   
Calling all artists! Please submit your artwork to the W Gallery's juried exhibition titled 'Renewal' by May 1. The exhibit will run throughout June. Prizes will be awarded!
CraftBoston: Studs + DropsBoston, Free
Fri, March 26, 2021  -  Fri, May 28, 2021   
Studs + Drops is a nine-week online celebration of earrings. Explore the diversity of this popular kind of adornment with contributions from over 50 spectacular craft artists!
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Painting Place April Vacation Camps & Outdoor SeatingWellesley, $$
Fri, April 2, 2021  -  Fri, April 23, 2021   
Do your kid's like to paint, play games, do crafts, make slime and so much more? We have some super fun indoor and outdoor activities planned (weather permitting).
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Drop-in Art Making at PEMSalem, $
Mon, April 5, 2021  -  Sun, September 5, 2021   
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.
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Crafternoons on ZoomVirtual/Online, $
Mon, April 5, 2021  -  Fri, April 30, 2021   
Bring some color into your weekly schedule! Join us for Crafternoons on Zoom as we use everyday household items to create projects that are modifiable for all ages.
Outdoor Revolutionary Activities at Concord MuseumConcord, $
Fri, April 16, 2021  -  Sun, April 25, 2021   
For April vacation week, we will be open Thurs-Sun and April 19 with outdoor activities that are included with Museum admission. *Note: the Museum will not be open 4/20 & 4/21.
Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes at Tower Hill (Ages 4-12)Boylston
Sat, April 17, 2021  -  Sun, April 25, 2021   
Saturday, April 17, 2021 or Sunday April 25, In this hands-on workshop we will take to the trails on a magical journey to search for all-natural materials to help us decorate our own fairy houses and gnome homes.
Macrame Rainbow Wall Hanging (Ages 7-12)Boylston
Wed, April 21, 2021  -  Wed, April 21, 2021   
What are the colors of the rainbow? Join us to learn the answers to these questions and more as we explore rainbows and learn simple techniques to create your own colorful rainbow yarn wall hanging
Groovy Jewelry (Ages 8-16)Boylston
Thu, April 22, 2021  -  Thu, April 22, 2021   
Learn how to wire wrap crystals, stones, beads, and minerals to create your own jewelry pieces. Each child will create three unique pieces in the form of a ring, a bracelet, and a necklace pendant.
Floral Crowns at Tower Hill (Ages 6-12)Boylston
Sat, April 24, 2021  -  Sat, April 24, 2021   
Learn how certain flowers are used to send messages then weave your own floral crown. Each child will leave with their own unique crown complete with faux flowers, ribbon, natural materials, and more.
Townsend, MA Earth Day EventCentral Mass
Sat, April 24, 2021  -  Sat, April 24, 2021   
Earth Day Event-Townsend, MA Purchase a map ($5.) at the Townsend Common parking lot to see where the activities are. Crafters/Vendors/Non profits and animals! Drives; Bottles and Cans, Textiles, Eyeglasses, Electronics & free paper shredding.
FREE ZOOM for Young Artists, Explorers & Nature Lovers!Boston, Free
Wed, April 28, 2021  -  Wed, April 28, 2021   
Spring is the perfect time to grab your sketchbook and get outside to look more closely at the new life bursting out around you and get back outside.
The Northeast Sea Glass ExpoNew Hampshire, $
Sat, May 1, 2021  -  Sun, May 2, 2021   
25 Ocean minded artists showcasing their amazing creations. This is a perfect opportunity to get your mom a very unique gift for the upcoming Mother's Day
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Boston Open Market at Copley SquareBoston, Free
Sat, May 1, 2021   
Check out our newest location, the Boston Open Market at Copley Square! The market will feature 70-80 artists, makers and designers each week, highlighting the areas freshest local talent.
Minni Summer Art CampBoston, $$$
Mon, June 28, 2021  -  Fri, September 3, 2021   
We offer ten individually themed weeks of summer programming for little artists ages 4–9, beginning June 28 and running until September 3. To keep your artist engaged every summer, we rotate in new lessons for fresh content!
CraftBoston: Fiber StoriesBoston, Free
Fri, July 16, 2021  -  Fri, August 27, 2021   
Fiber Stories is about storytelling, and will feature basket makers, weavers, knitters, quilters, felters, rug makers, and artists who use fiber-related techniques in non-fiber media.
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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