Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in Westchester in August

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in Westchester in August

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This August, take your kids who love arts and crafts to these local, creative activities in Westchester.

Kids Arts & Crafts Lab FREE
WHEN: Jan. 3 - Dec. 26, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Learn how famous artists worked, make art with your friends, then take home what you make. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 914-271-6612. crotonfreelibrary.org.

Nature-Themed Programs FREE
WHEN: May. 12 - Oct. 20, Saturdays, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Center for the Urban River at Beczak, 35 Alexander St., Yonkers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Each week will feature nature-themed lessons and craft activities.
WANT TO GO? 914-377-1900. centerfortheurbanriver.org.

Young Discoverers: Let's Explore the Shore
WHEN: Jul. 4 - Aug. 29, Wednesdays, 11-11:30am
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Dig for shells in a sand table and make your own seashell craft. Ages 2-5.
WANT TO GO? $7; $6 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 914-421-5050. discoverwcm.org.

Art Pals
WHEN: Jul. 10 - Aug. 2, Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30-10:15am
WHERE: Creative Corner, 7 Addison St., Larchmont, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: In this caregiver-and-me class, participants will create an art project based on a book. This class is great for developing your child's fine motor and socialization skills.
WANT TO GO? $20 and up. 914-833-2880. creativecornerlarchmont.com.

Wednesday Workshops
WHEN: Jul. 11 - Aug. 8, Wednesdays, 11-11:30am
WHERE: Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St., Katonah, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Children will explore new ideas, materials, and projects each week with museum educators.
WANT TO GO? $10-$15. 914-232-9555. katonahmuseum.org.

Riverama Rubbings
WHEN: Aug. 4 - 26, Saturday-Sunday, 1-4pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Go on an adventure in the Hudson Riverama environmental gallery and recreate the texture of leaves, tree bark, flowers, and more through rubbings with crayon on colorful paper.
WANT TO GO? $7; $5 seniors and students; $4 ages 3–18; free for children younger than 3. 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

Foam Ship Craft
WHEN: Monday, Aug. 6, 3:00-3:45pm
WHERE: Lil Chameleon, 29 Elm St., Tuckahoe, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Build your own ship out of foam to float in the Lil Chameleon “Sea.” Then bring it home to play with in your tub during bath time.
WANT TO GO? $10. 914-346-5148. lilchameleon.com.

Fairy House Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 11, 1-2pm
WHERE: Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah, New York
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Join Fairy Queen Joan as you make and build your very own fairy houses.
WANT TO GO? $15. 914-864-7286. muscootfarm.org.

Sun Catcher Craft
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 17, 4-4:45pm
WHERE: Lil Chameleon, 29 Elm St., Tuckahoe, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Choose your shape and your paint colors, then paint your own sun catcher to hang in your favorite window.
WANT TO GO? $20. 914-346-5148. lilchameleon.com.

Family Art Project: Fishy Fun
WHEN: Aug. 18 - 19, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, 649 W. 249th St., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Turn colorful paper bags into 3-D fish that can swim through the air and flutter home with you. 
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 students and seniors; $2 children ages 6-18; free for children younger than 6; admission is free until 12pm on Saturday. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Make a Splash!
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 19, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Play with movement and gesture to create an abstract expressionist drip painting in the style of Jackson Pollock. 
WANT TO GO? $7; $5 seniors and students; $4 ages 3–18; free for children younger than 3. 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

DIY Jewelry Beads
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 22, 4-4:45pm
WHERE: Lil Chameleon, 29 Elm St., Tuckahoe, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Using polymer clay, create your own jewelry beads and pendants. Crafters can take home their creations and the components to string the beads or jewelry pieces together after they dry.
WANT TO GO? $20. 914-346-5148. lilchameleon.com.

Trash to Treasure FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 28, 4-5pm
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Kids can make a fun craft using recycled materials.
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. fieldkids.wordpress.com.

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