Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids on Long Island in July

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids on Long Island in July

This July, 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.

Made with Love FREE
WHEN: Jan. 2 - Dec. 18, Wednesdays, 11:30am
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: This knitting and crocheting group welcomes all.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org.

Red, White & Blue Week
WHEN: Jul. 1 - 7, 2-4pm daily **CLOSED 7/4**
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: In honor of Independence Day, kids can enjoy creating patriotic crafts all week at self-serve stations. 
WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $6; $5 seniors 62 and older and children ages 4-18; free for members, for children 3 and younger, and for Active Military with ID. 631-387-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Galaxy Soap for Teens FREE
WHEN: Monday, Jul. 1, 8-9pm
WHERE: Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Make cosmic soap which you can use in the (meteor) shower! Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-921-7161. syossetlibrary.org.

Mash-Up Banks
WHEN: Jul. 1 - 31, Monday-Friday **CLOSED 7/4** 1pm, 1:40pm, 2:20pm and 3pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Use paint, foam, and a variety of materials to make the ultimate creative coin bank creature.
WANT TO GO? $14 museum admission plus $5; $14 museum admission plus $4 for members. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Let's Sculpt Together!
WHEN: Jul. 3 - 7, 7/3, 7/5-7/7, 1-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Explorium, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: 3-5, 9-12, 13-17
WHAT: Experiment to learn how make a good batch of sculpting and modeling clay.
WANT TO GO? $5. 631-331-3277 . longislandexplorium.org.

Nature Explorium: Aliens of the Deep Sea FREE
WHEN: Friday, Jul. 5, 10:30-11:15am
WHERE: Middle Country Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Find out about the mysterious creatures that live on the sea floor and create a diorama of this mysterious habitat. For children entering 1st-5th grades. 
WANT TO GO? 631-585-9393. https://mcplibrary.org/.

Tow Truck FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 6, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Home Depot, 600 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Together you and your child can build a custom toy tow truck with an operational boom to rescue model vehicles from ditches and embankments, move disabled vehicles, or simply put the model on display. Register online. 
WANT TO GO? 516-488-8500 . https://homedepot.com/workshops/#store/1274.

Messy Afternoons
WHEN: Jul. 6 - 28, Saturday and Sundays, 3:30-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Get up to your elbows in oobleck, clean mud, and slime! Ages 18 months-4 years. 
WANT TO GO? $14 museum admission; $13 museum admission seniors 65 and older. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Glow-in-the-Dark Galaxy T-Shirts
WHEN: Tuesday, Jul. 9, 3pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Learn how to make a glow-in-the-dark galaxy T-shirt. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? FREE with Westhampton FREE Library Card . 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Galaxy Tote FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Jul. 9, 6:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Oyster Bay East Norwich Public Library, 89 East Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Create a cosmic scene on a black canvas tote bag using glitter paints, neon paints, and gems. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-922-1212. oysterbaylibrary.org.

Time for Kids: Frogs FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Jul. 10, 6:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Merrick Library, 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy songs, activities, and a frog craft. Ages 18 months-5 years. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-377-6112. merricklibrary.org.

Summer Workshops for Kids
WHEN: Jul. 10 - Aug. 16, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:15 sign up; 10:30-11:30am workshop
WHERE: Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Young artists will paint in an inspiring location in Heckscher Park or draw and collage in the Museum. Ages 5-10.
WANT TO GO? $5 per activity . 631-351-3250. heckscher.org.

Confetti Hearts
WHEN: Wednesday, Jul. 10, 3-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Create your very own Pop Heart using paint to show variations of line, color, and texture.
WANT TO GO? $14 museum admission plus $5; $14 museum admission plus $4 for members. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Lego Club FREE
WHEN: Jul. 12 - 26, 7/12 and 7/26, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Oyster Bay East Norwich Public Library, 89 East Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Build whatever your imaginations can come up with! Children under 9 must  be accompanied by an adult.
WANT TO GO? 516-922-1212. oysterbaylibrary.org.

OPEN STUDIO FOR FAMILIES
WHEN: Jul. 13 - 27, Saturdays, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a tour of the galleries and create art through hands-on activities.
WANT TO GO? $12; $9 seniors; free for children younger than 18 and members. 631-283-2118. parrishart.org.

Broom Making & Quill Writing FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 13, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Westhampton Beach Historical Historical Society, 101 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Watch a broom-craftsman demonstrate his expertise in an early 19th century manner. Then try your hand at writing a letter using black walnut ink and a quill! Allergy Alert: Black Walnuts are a tree nut.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-1139. whbhistorical.org.

Moon Prints FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Jul. 17, 4pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Learn how to make prints of the moon out of various supplies. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? FREE with Westhampton FREE Library Card . 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Tot's Night Out FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Jul. 17, 7-8pm
WHERE: Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy an evening of crafts, movement activities, and songs with your child. Ages 18 months- 5 years. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-921-7161. syossetlibrary.org.

Origami FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Jul. 17, 1:30-2:15pm
WHERE: Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert Street , Lynbrook, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Learn the art of origami folding. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-599-8630. lynbrooklibrary.org .

Planet Earth Sun Catchers FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jul. 18, 4pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Make a suncatcher in celebration of Earth. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? FREE with Westhampton FREE Library Card . 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Moon & Star Dreamcatcher FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jul. 18, 6-7pm
WHERE: Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave, Oceanside, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Make a whimsical dreamcatcher. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com.

Moon Button Craft FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 20, 10-11am
WHERE: Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave, Oceanside, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Make a decorative moon and stars using shiny buttons and fake gems. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com.

Historic Leather Working & Spinning FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 20, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Westhampton Beach Historical Society, 101 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn how leather goods are made and then create your own bracelet. Plus, see the methods of carding, drafting, and spinning unprocessed fleece into yarn.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-1139. whbhistorical.org.

Studio Saturdays
WHEN: Jul. 20 - 27, Saturdays, 12-3pm
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Spend up to an hour exploring a range of materials, techniques, and themes before continuing out onto the lush grounds filled with trails, a sculpture park and gardens. 
WANT TO GO? $12; $8 seniors 62 and older; $4 children ages 4-12 and students with valid photo ID; free for members and children younger than 4. 516-484-9337. nassaumuseum.org.

Family Sundays
WHEN: Jul. 21 - 28, Sundays, family tour at 1pm; drop in between 1:30-4pm
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Converse, collaborate, and create together!
WANT TO GO? $3 materials fee per child for Non-Members plus admission: $12; $8 seniors 62 and older; $4 children ages 4-12 and students with valid photo ID; free for members and children younger than 4 . 516-484-9337. nassaumuseum.org.

Shrinky Dinks FREE
WHEN: Monday, Jul. 22, 4-5pm
WHERE: Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave, Oceanside, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Create your own shrinky dinks from a wide variety of universal stories like Harry Potter, Star Wars Superheroes, and many more. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com.

Superhero Week!
WHEN: Jul. 24 - 28, 1-5pm daily
WHERE: Long Island Explorium, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Design your own superhero outfit and create a unique color.
WANT TO GO? $5. 631-331-3277 . longislandexplorium.org.

All About Aquariums
WHEN: Wednesday, Jul. 24, 3-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Design an aquarium for your own underwater world!
WANT TO GO? $14 museum admission plus $5; $14 museum admission plus $4 for members. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Insatiable Sharks
WHEN: Thursday, Jul. 25, 2-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Learn all about sharks and you can make your own hungry shark craft to take home.
WANT TO GO? $14 museum admission; $13 museum admission seniors 65 and older. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Upcycled Cardboard Puppet People – Workshop with Heidi Lanino FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jul. 25, 5:15pm
WHERE: Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: The children will explore ways to create images out of simple shapes in 3D using recycled materials.
WANT TO GO? 631-283-0967. https://southamptonartscenter.org/event/upcycled-cardboard-puppet-people-workshop-heidi-lanino/.

Saturday Story & Craft FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 27, 10-10:45am
WHERE: Oyster Bay East Norwich Public Library, 89 East Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Hear a story and then make a craft. Ages 3-5 years with adult.
WANT TO GO? 516-922-1212. oysterbaylibrary.org.

Galaxy Slime FREE
WHEN: Monday, Jul. 29, 4-4:45pm
WHERE: Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Kids choose from a variety of colors as they measure, mix, and pour the ingredients to create sparkly galactic slime. Grades 1-3. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-921-7161. syossetlibrary.org.

Parent & Teen Paint Night FREE
WHEN: Monday, Jul. 29, 6:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Oyster Bay East Norwich Public Library, 89 East Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Spend time together as Artist Celicia Cargill guides you through a painting of Rainbow Trees. Registration required. For children in grades 5-12.
WANT TO GO? 516-922-1212. oysterbaylibrary.org.

Draw with Art Teacher Amy! Rocket Ships FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Jul. 30, 6-7pm
WHERE: Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave, Oceanside, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Follow along as Art Teacher Amy takes you through the steps of drawing a rocket ship. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com.

Pablo's Guitar
WHEN: Wednesday, Jul. 31, 3-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Focus on Cubism and Abstract Art as you create unique guitars using a variety of materials inspired by Pablo Picasso.
WANT TO GO? $14 museum admission plus $5; $14 museum admission plus $4 for members. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Aliens of the Deep FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Jul. 31, 7:15-8:15pm
WHERE: Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave, Oceanside, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Did you know that scientists know more about the moon than our planet’s sea floor? Learn about the "aliens of the deep" then create a diorama of their special and bizarre habitat. Registration required. For students entering Grades 1-6 in September. 
WANT TO GO? 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com.

Sharpie Tie Dye T-shirts FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Jul. 31, 4-4:45pm
WHERE: Merrick Library, 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Create a one of a kind Tie Dye t-shirt using the Sharpie marker technique. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-377-6112. merricklibrary.org.

Painting Ceramics FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Jul. 31, Ages 5-8: 1:30-2:30pm; Ages 9-12: 3-4pm
WHERE: Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert Street , Lynbrook, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Learn brush techniques from artist Rosemarie Attard. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 516-599-8630. lynbrooklibrary.org .

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