Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids on Long Island in October

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids on Long Island in October

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This October, 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.

Crafts For Kids FREE
WHEN: Sep. 2 - Dec. 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 crafts that they can use or display. Every craft is educational and fun.
WANT TO GO? 516-616-9360. lakeshorelearning.com.

Watercolor Painting
WHEN: Sep. 11 - Oct. 30, Mondays, 10am
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Enter the exciting world of watercolor painting with Julie Van Benthyusen. Bring an Arches Watercolor Pad, gray kneaded eraser, two plastic containers for water, and paper towels to the first class. 
WANT TO GO? $12 materials fee with $16 library fee. 516-731-2211. islandtreespubliclibrary.org.

Neiman Marcus Family Sundays at the Museum
WHEN: Oct. 1 - Nov. 5, Sundays, 1pm except 10/29
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Family Sundays allow children and the adults in their lives to take time to reconnect while talking about and making art together.
WANT TO GO? $12; $8 seniors; $4 children ages 4-12; $2 weekend parking fee. 516-484-9338. nassaumuseum.org.

Knit & Crochet
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 2, 1:30pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Join Knit & Crochet as Angie Gallo guides you through the steps of learning how to knit and/or crochet. You can bring your own project or choose from the many instruction books available.
WANT TO GO? $10. 516-731-2211. islandtreespubliclibrary.org.

Kindness Club, Crafts for a Cause FREE
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 2, 4pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Help make kindness rocks for the Westhampton Free Library’s Kindness Rock Garden. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Sculpture, Clay and Printmaking
WHEN: Oct. 4 - 25, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm
WHERE: Mini Monet, 64 Railroad Ave., Sayville, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn the process of printmaking and make cute animal sculptures.
WANT TO GO? $22. 631-218-9797. minimonetsayville.com.

Paper Molas FREE
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 6, 3-4pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Create a paper version of a Mola, created by the Kuna people from Panama and Colombia.
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883. brentwoodnylibrary.org.

Jackson Pollock Family Drip Painting Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 7, Saturdays, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, 830 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Families tour the Pollock-Krasner House and studio, followed by a drip painting workshop for children.
WANT TO GO? $35. 917-502-0790. imaginearted.com.

Sailing on the Seas
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 9, 2pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Assemble your own floating ships using sponges and picks, and go forth, Brave Adventurers, in the spirit of exploration.
WANT TO GO? $13; $12 seniors 65 and older; free for children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Autumn Leaf Scene FREE
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 9, 3-4pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Enjoy listening to a story, and then create an autumn scene using torn paper.
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883. brentwoodnylibrary.org.

Monster Mash Puppets
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2:30pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Scare up some fun as you create your own monster puppet with colorful materials.
WANT TO GO? $13; $12 seniors 65 and older; free for children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Painted Pumpkins
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Get ready to paint, glue, and glitter your own colorful pumpkin to display at home this fall.
WANT TO GO? $5 with museum admission: $13; $12 seniors 65 and older; free for children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Open Sew FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 14, 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Craftree, 7 Green St., Huntington, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Bring your sewing machine learn how to use it.
WANT TO GO? 917-545-2628. craftreeclasses.com.

Crafts by Heroines at the Helm
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 15, 1-2pm
WHERE: Whaling Museum and Education Center, 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Explore how whaling wives broke social boundaries both at home and at sea by creating Victorian-style crafts.
WANT TO GO? $12. 631-367-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Green Teens: Colorful Fall Leaves
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 21, 1pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Learn about different leaf shapes and take home your own leaf rubbing.
WANT TO GO? $13; $12 seniors 65 and older; free for children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Family Paint Night
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 21, 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Mini Monet Art Studio, 64 Railroad Ave., Sayville, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Paint an owl in the moonlight.
WANT TO GO? $25. 631-218-9797. minimonetsayville.com.

Skull Designer Teen Workshop
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 4-5pm
WHERE: Whaling Museum and Education Center, 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Explore international cultures and design a colorful “sugar skull” to take home in honor of Day of the Dead.
WANT TO GO? $12. 631-367-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Dead or Alive: Special Effects
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 28, 1-4:30pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St., Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet special effects artists and technologists while participating in hands-on activities and exploring the science of creepy.
WANT TO GO? $16; $13 children, students, and seniors. 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

Mix Up Some Halloween Ooze
WHEN: Oct. 28 - 29, Saturday-Sunday, 1-5pm
WHERE: Maritime Explorium, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Stir up a batch of colorful ooze just in time for Halloween.
WANT TO GO? $5. 631-331-3277. maritimeexplorium.org.

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