Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids on Long Island in December

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids on Long Island in December

This December, take your kids who love arts and crafts to these local, creative activities on Long Island. Find things to do with artistic children in both Nassau County and Suffolk County.

First Tuesdays FREE
WHEN: Sep. 4 - Dec. 4, Tuesdays, 6pm
WHERE: IKEA Long Island, 1100 Broadway Mall, Hicksville, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Whether arts and crafts or tasty treat decorating, you can be sure these kids activities are fun for all ages!
WANT TO GO? 888-888-4532. ikea.com.

Family Sundays
WHEN: Sep. 9 - Dec. 30, Sundays, 1pm
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Reconnect while talking about and making art together.
WANT TO GO? $12; $8 seniors and students; $4 children. 516-484-9337. nassaumuseum.org.

Traveling Exhibit -TINKERTOY®: Build Your Imagination™
WHEN: Sep. 29 - Jan. 6, Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Visitors can explore a walk-in size replica of the canister, create their own designs, experiment with renewable energy and water filtration, and take part in a scavenger hunt.
WANT TO GO? $13; free children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Craft Corner FREE
WHEN: Dec. 1 - 29, 10am
WHERE: Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave., Wantagh, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Stop by each week to make a craft with a Wantagh buddy, while supplies last!
WANT TO GO? 516-221-1200. wantaghlibrary.org.

Messy Afternoons
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 1, 3:30pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: We’ll be up to our elbows in oobleck, clean mud, slime, and the type of artistic activities that everyone loves, but no one likes to clean-up after.
WANT TO GO? $13; free children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Sled with Reindeer FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 1, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Home Depot, 600 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont , NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Build a model sleigh pulled by a reindeer and decorate it with paint and stickers.
WANT TO GO? 516-488-8500. homedepot.com.

Teen Open Studio: Finger Puppets
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 1, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Young artists will explore different media and methods each session with guidance from a teaching artist. 
WANT TO GO? $12; free for children younger than 12. 631-283-2118. parrishart.org.

Santa's Elves Workshop FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 1, 1-3pm
WHERE: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton Village, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Create some handmade ornaments and tour through the house which will be decorated for the holidays from top to bottom.
WANT TO GO? 631-283-2494. southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.

55th Holiday Fine Art & Craft Fair FREE
WHEN: Dec. 1 - 2, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Art League of Long Island, 107 E. Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet the artists behind the unique handcrafted items on display. 
WANT TO GO? 631-462-5400. artleagueli.org.

Snowy Day Crafts FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 1, 11am
WHERE: Douglaston-Little NeckLibrary, 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.  Come to the library and make crafts that are perfect for snowy days!
WANT TO GO? 718-225-8414. queenslibrary.org.

Crafts For Kids FREE
WHEN: Dec. 1 - Mar. 31, Saturday-Sunday, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Lakeshore Learning Store, 2079 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Kids will have a ball making exciting, educational crafts.
WANT TO GO? 516-616-9360. lakeshorelearning.com.

Menorah Workshop
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 2, 12:30-1:30pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Dive into the world of oil, from whale oil to olive oil, and create a working tiled menorah.
WANT TO GO? $12. 631-367-3418 . cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Sea Glass Ornaments
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 2, 2-3pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Create your own colorful, sea-glass mosaic ornament or decoration to hang up at home.
WANT TO GO? $12. 631-367-3418 . cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Giant Wooden Snowflakes FREE
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 7, 4:30pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Construct giant snowflakes out of wooden craft sticks.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Gift Making Workshop- Ages 4-6
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 7, 4-5:30 PM
WHERE: Picasso Kidz, 72 Broadway, GREENLAWN, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: There’s nothing better than home made gifts for the holidays. In this workshop your child will make 2 gifts from the heart for those they love. All Supplies included.
WANT TO GO? $38. 6312615500. picassokidz.com.

Open Studio for Families
WHEN: Dec. 8 - 29, Saturdays, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a tour of the galleries and create art through hands-on activities.
WANT TO GO? $12; free for children younger than 12. 631-283-2118. parrishart.org.

Northport High School Craft Fair     FREE
WHEN: Dec. 8 - 9, Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-4pm 
WHERE: Northport High School, Laurel Hill Road, Northport, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Shop the craft fair for holiday gifts.
WANT TO GO? depasmarketfair.com.

Drop-In Crafternoon FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 8, 1:00 - 3:00pm
WHERE: Emma Clark Library, 120 Main Street, Setauket, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: The December "Crafternoon" at Emma Clark Library is a foam Elf hat. Stop by Saturday, December 8 anytime between 1 - 3pm for this free craft!
WANT TO GO? 6319414080. emmaclark.org.

Gift Making Workshop- Mommy and Me
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 9, 11AM-12PM
WHERE: Picasso Kidz, 72 Broadway, GREENLAWN, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Have your little ones create adorable gifts from the heart. Each child will create 2 creative handmade gifts and gift bags to give loved one.
WANT TO GO? $25. 6312615500. picassokidz.com.

Gift Making Workshop- Ages 4-6
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 9, 12:30-2:00
WHERE: Picasso Kidz, 72 Broadway, GREENLAWN, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: There’s nothing better than home made gifts for the holidays. In this workshop your child will make 2 gifts from the heart for those they love.
WANT TO GO? $38. 6312615500. picassokidz.com.

Gift Making Workshop- Ages 7+
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 9, 2:30-4PM
WHERE: Picasso Kidz, 72 Broadway, GREENLAWN, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: There’s nothing better than home made gifts for the holidays. In this workshop your child will make 2 gifts from the heart for those they love
WANT TO GO? $38. 6312615500. picassokidz.com.

Family p[ART]y ART Event FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 9, 2pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Create an "outer space" canvas painting!
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

Winter Craft Extravaganza
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 9, 11am–2pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Design an array of Victorian-style crafts while visiting the museum.
WANT TO GO? $6; $12 per child. 631-367-3418 . cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Gingerbread Houses
WHEN: Monday, Dec. 10, 6:15pm or 7:30pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Work together as a family to decorate a gingerbread house.
WANT TO GO? $25. 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

stART- Story + Art
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 13, 11:30am
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Hear Polar Bear Night, a story about a polar bear cub who embarks on a magical nighttime journey before returning home to her den, then create a polar bear mask!
WANT TO GO? $17; free children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Winter Stained Glass Ornaments FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 13, 4pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Celebrate the start of winter by making a lovely keepsake.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Giant Gingerbread Man FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 13, 5:30pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Decorate your own giant gingerbread man.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Tween Paint Night FREE
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 14, 5pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Learn how to paint a snowy, winter landscape.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Teens Care: Cards for Kids at Children's Hospital FREE
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 14, 4pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Make cards and banners for kids in the hospital!
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

Learn to draw The Grinch with Art Teacher Amy  FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 15, 2-3pm
WHERE: South Huntington Public Library, 145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn to draw the Grinch in markers and colored pencils with Art Teacher Amy through step-by-step instruction.
WANT TO GO? 631-549-4411. shpl.info.

Holiday Card Factory FREE
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 21, 7-8pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Make your own holiday cards for friends and loved ones.
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883. brentwoodnylibrary.org.

Santa Family Paint Event
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 23, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art, 10 W. Oak St., Amityville, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Families can paint Santa together.
WANT TO GO? $20. 631-608-9048. keytomyart.com.

Holiday Vacation Art Workshops
WHEN: Dec. 26 - 28, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Celebrate your holidays at the Parrish with creative workshops, a gallery tour, and visual arts.
WANT TO GO? $40. 631-283-2118. parrishart.org.

Holiday Mini-Camp
WHEN: Dec. 27 - 31, 10am-2pm
WHERE: M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym- Bellmore , 2629 Grand Ave., Bellmore, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:  Enjoy four hours of fun, games, crafts, gymnastics, lunch, and special attractions!
WANT TO GO? $30-45. 516-221-1330. matsskidsgym.com.

Teen Paint Night FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 27, 7:30pm
WHERE: Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave., Wantagh, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Learn about color mixing and acrylic painting techniques as you paint a winter scene.
WANT TO GO? 516-221-1200. wantaghlibrary.org.

Holiday Break Classes
WHEN: Dec. 29 - 30, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Craftree, 7 Green St., Huntington, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Children will sew a stuffed penguin or rabbit.
WANT TO GO? $40. 631-268-4072. craftreeclasses.com.

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