Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in Westchester in October

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in Westchester in October

This October, 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 your own art, and take it home. 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.

Mad Art! FREE
WHEN: Oct. 1 - 15, first and third Mondays, 4:30pm
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Join a teen volunteer and channel your inner artist.
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. fieldkids.wordpress.com.

Young Discoverers
WHEN: Oct. 3 - 31, Wednesdays, 11-11:30am
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Children will learn the parts of a plant before hearing Seed Sprout Pumpkin Pie. Then everyone will do an activity that shows the growth cycle and retrieve pumpkin seeds to take home and plant.
WANT TO GO? $7; $6 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 914-421-5050. discoverwcm.org.

First Saturday Art Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 6, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Drop in for a hands-on art workshop led by fine arts and crafts specialist.
WANT TO GO? $7; $6 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 914-421-5050. discoverwcm.org.

Family Art Project: Raptors Take Flight!
WHEN: Oct. 6 - 7, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, 649 W. 249th St., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Make your own movable raptor puppet or windsock, then participate in an outdoor group-soar.
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 students and seniors; $2 children ages 6-18; free for children younger than 6; admission is free on Saturday until 12pm. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Let's Fold Paper: Simple Origami Made Fun
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 13, 10am-12pm (ages 6-9) and 12:30-2:30pm (ages 9-12)
WHERE: The Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road, Rye, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Learn the art of Japanese paper folding. Students will learn to make 3-4 figures, as well as a box to carry their new projects home. 
WANT TO GO? $35. 914-967-0700. ryeartscenter.org.

Family Art Project: Papermaking with Lavender
WHEN: Oct. 13 - 14, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, 649 W. 249th St., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Make paper from scratch. Add a bit of the natural material of your choice or sprinkle in a few lavender buds.
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 students and seniors; $2 children ages 6-18; free for children younger than 6; admission is free on Saturday until 12pm. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Family Art Project: Wormy, Squirmy Decomposers Parade
WHEN: Oct. 20 - 21, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, 649 W. 249th St., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Listen to Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt and hear about the critters at work beneath the ground, then make a related craft.
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 students and seniors; $2 children ages 6-18; free for children younger than 6; admission is free on Saturday until 12pm. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Woodworking Demonstration Day
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 20, 10:30am-4:30pm
WHERE: Boscobel House, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Artist Mike Leggett demonstrates the artistry, skills, and secrets of expert woodworking before power tools.
WANT TO GO? Pay-As-You-Wish Admission. 845-265-3638. boscobel.org.

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