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Online Resources for Children and Teens During Social Distancing: S.T.E.A.M. Projects

Kids loved doing these activities at the library.  Try them at home with materials you can find around the house.

Painting With Cups

Gather cups, bottle caps, yogurt containers, K-cups--anything round--and place them in paint.  Kids can use both ends to stamp circles and experiment with size, colors, and patterns.


Confetti Painting

Punch "confetti" from different color paper using a single-hole punch.  Let kids sprinkle on paint.  Shake off excess when dry.

String Painting

Fill small bowls or cups with paint.  Place one piece of string in each bowl.  Let kids drag string across paper for Jackson Pollack-esque works of art.


Sponge Painting

Cut sponges into shapes and let kids experiment with print-making.  Rinse sponges and let dry to reuse.


Flower Painting

Recycle wilting Mother's Day bouquets by placing blooms face-down in dishes of paint.



Click the link below for instructions!


Silly Self-Portraits

Raid the junk drawer for materials in different sizes, colors, and textures to create crazy faces and silly self-portraits.  Glue on heavy paper or cardboard.  Click below for a list of items to try.