Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids on Long Island in December

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids on Long Island in December

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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.

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.

GingerBread Lane 2017 Workshops
WHEN: Nov. 26 - Dec. 30, Saturday-Sunday, 1pm and 3pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: These workshops will take participants to the road, track, and water with all of the fixings to design a truly sweet car, boat, or train. Each participant will receive a kit with all of the materials that Chef Jon Lovitch uses to create his GingerBread Lane exhibit: gingerbread pieces, icing, and candy.
WANT TO GO? $15 per project. 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

Kids Workshop FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 2, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Home Depot, 600 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product.
WANT TO GO? 516-488-8500. homedepot.com.

Kelly Cunningham Art Exhibit and Opening Reception FREE
WHEN: Dec. 2 - 30, daily, 2-4pm
WHERE: The Dolphin Bookshop, 299 Main St., Port Washington, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Long Island Artist Kelly Cunningham communicates the beauty of animals and the ocean through form and color.
WANT TO GO? 516-767-2650. thedolphinbookshop.com.

Kids Holiday Centerpiece Presented by Paumanacke Garden Club FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 2, 10-10:45am
WHERE: Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave., Wantagh, NY
AGES: 5-12, Adult
WHAT: Kids in Grades K-5 can learn to make a holiday-themed floral arrangement.
WANT TO GO? 516-221-1200. wantaghlibrary.org.

Family Wreath Decorating
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 2, 1-3pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: All supplies will be provided to make a unique decoration for your home. Call or go online to register.
WANT TO GO? $5. 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Hanbok Village
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 3, 2-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: The hanbok is the traditional clothing of South Korea, and it is known for its bright colors and beautiful designs. Stop by our traveling exhibit to try on this special clothing, and then come upstairs to design a miniature hanbok using origami.
WANT TO GO? $3 with museum admission: $13; $12 seniors; free children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Holidays in the Harbor: Sea Glass Ornaments
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 3, 2-3pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Explore the world of glass and see unusual bottles from the musuem's collection. Create your own sea-glass mosaic holiday ornament to hang up at home.
WANT TO GO? $12. 631-387-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Gift Making
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 8, 4-5:30pm
WHERE: Picasso Kidz, 72 Broadway, Greenlawn, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Each child will make a polymer clay cell phone holder, Polymer clay pens, and gift bags designed by them.
WANT TO GO? $35. 631-261-5500. picassokidz.com.

Snow Globe Wonderland
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 10, 10:30am
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: A sprinkle of creativity and a dash of imagination are all you need to design and create your own winter wonderland snow globe.
WANT TO GO? $6. 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

DIY Wednesday: Ugly Sweater Party FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6:15-7:15pm
WHERE: Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave., Wantagh, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Bring a sweater or any shirt you would like to decorate and the rest of the supplies will be provided. Listen to music and have a snack while you decorate your sweater.
WANT TO GO? 516-221-1200. wantaghlibrary.org.

Quilling Workshop for Teens
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 13, 4-5pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Explore the Victorian art of quilling, and create a simple quilled snowflake to add to your holiday decorating.
WANT TO GO? $12. 631-387-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Mommy and Me Gingerbread Houses
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 14, 10-11am
WHERE: Picasso Kidz, 72 Broadway, Greenlawn, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: All supplies included and final gingerbread houses will be wrapped and topped with a bow.
WANT TO GO? $25. 631-261-5500. picassokidz.com.

Gingerbread House Decorating
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 14, 5pm and 6:30pm
WHERE: Beach Bakery, 112 Main St., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Families are invited to decorate a gingerbread house. All supplies are included and registration is required.
WANT TO GO? $25 with Westhampton FREE Library Card. 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Celebrate with Candles
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 16, 2pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Join us for a special workshop as we roll and decorate our own beeswax candles for the holidays we celebrate.
WANT TO GO? $3 with museum admission: $13; $12 seniors; free children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Just Kickin' It
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 17, 2-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Design your own soccer player, complete with miniature soccer ball for a game of finger soccer.
WANT TO GO? $13; $12 seniors; free children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Winter Wonderland Studio
WHEN: Dec. 26 - 29, Tuesday-Friday, 10-11:30am and 12:30-2pm
WHERE: Not Just Art, 183 South St., Oyster Bay, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Make sparkle slime, create teeny tiny sparkly glascine art and wintry fairy folk, paint and build, experiment with ice and snow, make blizzard bottles, and other fun wintery projects.
WANT TO GO? $24; $18 siblings. 516-922-8300. notjustart.com.

Craft Stations
WHEN: Dec. 26 - 29, Tuesday and Friday, 12-3pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Ongoing self-serve wintery crafts.
WANT TO GO? $6; $5 children. 631-387-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Paper Snowflake Lab FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2-3pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Celebrate the season with your family by making paper snowflakes using various templates available, or you can design your own.
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883. brentwoodnylibrary.org.

Scrimshaw Workshop
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 27, 12-3pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Drop-in any time to carve scrimshaw.
WANT TO GO? $12. 631-387-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Holiday Break, Homemade Playdough
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 27, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Make playdough with Hatchery animals for sculpture inspiration.
WANT TO GO? $6; $4 children ages 3-12; free for children younger than 3. 516-692-6768. cshfha.org.

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