Fall Family Art Days Take - Home Packs

Fall brings a whole new calendar of fun and creations. Check these out! SJIMA is again expanding its take-home packs to provide free, captivating and original projects for children and family members to make at home. On your own schedule enjoy the projects which come with detailed photos and instructions. Explore delightful 3-D inventions 


September 24  Head Sculpture–paper bag creation with adds-on of pipe cleaners and colorful tape. Inspired by Picasso and the game Mr. Potato Head, we can transform a brown bag into a striking portrait. 


October 1  Tabs and Notches–a house and theater set with adjustable features using poster board and res-stickable tape. This project provides an opportunity to create your own architecture and landscape on a small scale. 

October 8  Out of this World–combining 3D geometric shapes to create a space port or futuristic site. The materials are card stock and board and silver acrylic paint.

October 15   Moveable Figures–sculptures with bendable limbs made of aluminum foil and pipe cleaners. The figure you build may have a bobble head and can strike various poses.

October 22   The Snail–a soft sculpture with a shell of rolled fabric and body of felt.

October 29   Wave and Tornado–a 3-D representation in air-dry clay of the forces of nature. Make the funnel shape of a twister and the rolling wave pattern of the sea.


November 5  Perspective Box–see how 3-D is affected by distance using a shoe box with a peep hole. Painted to give the illusion of perspective, this project provides an opportunity for a realistic vision, almost like a still from a movie.

November 12  Alebrijes–an exciting, yet simple variation of paper mache sculpture using newspapers, masking tape, and paint. Inspired by the native cultures, fantastical and colorful creatures come to life in your hands.

November 19  Modules in 2D and 3D–a design combining similar, repeated shapes, such as circles and tubes. Poster board, card stock, and paint to give a special effect.

November 26  Awesome gears–fun cardboard sculpture with movable, interacting parts.


December 3  Popsicle Stick Construction–make a colorful crown or a design of your choice.  The possibilities are endless!

Starts: September 24, 2022

Occurs: Every week on Saturday until December 03, 2022
Time: Saturdays 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Admission: Free

Location: San Juan Islands Museum of Art
540 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250

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