Indoor Crafts & Activities For The Kids | Visit Mesa

August 26, 2020

Indoor Crafts & Activities For The Kids

While it's hot outside, here are some COOL activities to do with the kids inside.

Check out this long list of activities to choose from to keep from getting bored at home. At the bottom of this post, we list resource links to all the different online videos and tutorials for these activities and crafts. Enjoy!

• Mini Music Makers Scarf Activities - Musical Instrument Museum
• Mini Music Makers Drum-along – Musical Instrument Museum
• Create musical instruments – i.d.e.a. Museum
• The Pollinator Dance – Phoenix Zoo


• Shape Scavenger Hunt – i.d.e.a. Museum
• Roll dice & write a sci-fi story – i.d.e.a. Museum
• Art of the Story coloring book from Cheryl Tall – i.d.e.a. Museum
• Water Conservation Relay Game – Phoenix Zoo

Child pinning crafted desert flower onto fence mural at the Idea Museum in Mesa AZ

• Create Textured artwork – i.d.e.a. Museum
• Create Colorful Mugs – i.d.e.a. Museum
• Booky Monster Bookmark activity – i.d.e.a. Museum
• DIY Kids Instrument Craft: Washboard and Spoons – Musical Instrument Museum
• DIY Kids Instrument Craft: Maracas – Musical Instrument Museum
• DIY Kids Instrument Craft: Tupperware Drum – Musical Instrument Museum
• DIY Paper Mache Pencil Case for your future aviators - Falcon Field Airport
• Sustainable Bag-Making Tutorial – Phoenix Zoo
• Create Your Own Backyard Habitat – Phoenix Zoo

a father and daughter work on a project at the i.d.e.a. Museum in Mesa, Arizona
Together In the Desert Series

• Create a Desert Diorama (4 part series) – Mesa Arts Center
• DIY Craft Dinosaur Skeleton – Arizona Museum of Natural History
• Create a Dino Hat – Arizona Museum of Natural History
• Create Desert Flowers – i.d.e.a. Museum
• Create An Art Gallery – i.d.e.a. Museum
• Create Desert-Oculars (binoculars) – i.d.e.a. Museum
• Create a Desert Sky Silhouette – i.d.e.a. Museum
• Create a 3D Desert Landscape (Decorated Tree Branches) – i.d.e.a. Museum


• Top 10 Best Card Tricks Ever – Carnival of Illusion
• 5 Care Repeat – Carnival of Illusion
• McDonald's Aces – Carnival of Illusion
• Disappearing Deck – Carnival of Illusion
• Torn & Restored Card – Carnival of Illusion

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