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Geared to children ages 6 – 12. Click the button to download the instruction sheet from the week you choose. 

Week One

This project has the children of Avalon joining a worldwide movement in which they create rainbows and place them in their windows to spread positivity while staying safer at home. Along with the materials, the kit also includes a color theory lesson.

Week Two

This week’s project expands on the color theory lesson from last week. The kit includes everything need to create a sponge painting that results in a rainbow puzzle. Watch the demo here and click the button below to download the instructions.

Week Three

All month we've been encouraging kids to participate in the worldwide rainbow project: Kids all over the world have been posting rainbows around their houses and in their windows. Why? Because people all around the world see rainbows as a symbol of positivity and hope. 

 

You can wear this week’s rainbow project, give it as a gift or place it where others can see it. Click the button below to download the instructions.

Week Four

We are combining the traditional rainbow with an artful scratchboard mask just in time to celebrate the new year. Learn about the history of masks, decorate yours to the fullest extent of your imagination and then wear it with pride.

 

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Week Five

This week's project has each child creating kelp art and includes a lesson about the kelp found around the island. The children are asked to mail their completed works of art back to the museum to be incorporated into a kelp forest in the museum's lobby. Learning how to address an envelope and place it in the mail is also part of the lesson. That process kicks off our next theme: Mail. Through a variety of projects we'll be focusing on the mail system and how it has always been uniquely handled on the island.

 

All children who send us their artwork will be entered into a raffle to win the opportunity to send a special message to the mainland using a trained pigeon! Two children will be selected.

 

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Week Six

Did you know that some of the very first mail carriers on Catalina Island were pigeons? Learn more about the pigeons and make your own!

 

This project has instructions and materials to make a pigeon out of paper, write a special message on the back, stamp it, address it and mail it to whoever your child chooses. Post or email a photo of the finished pigeon and your child will be entered into a raffle to win a 3-D bird wall decoration kit. When posting, be sure to tag @catalinamuseum and use the hashtag #arttogocatalina

 

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Week Seven

Everyone likes to receive letters in the mail! Though not offered in Avalon, most people have a mailbox near their house or at the end of their driveway and the mail is delivered by a letter carrier. This week, kids will create their own mailbox. Using this mailbox at home, they can write and send notes or letters to family and friends or others in their household. 

Post or email a photo of the finished mailbox and your child will be entered into a raffle to win a wooden Titanic postcard! Be sure to tag @catalinamuseum and use the hashtag #arttogocatalina

 

Click the button below to download the instructions.

Week Eight

Keeping with the mail theme, this project has kids learning about the art used on USPS postage stamps. Through a few exercises, they'll learn the specifics of what goes on a stamp and why, then they will design their own!

 

Parents: Be sure to post photos of your kids working on their projects or with their finished project each week to give them a chance to win a prize from our Museum Store! Tag us @catalinamuseum and use the hashtag #arttogocatalina so we don't miss it!

 

Click the button below to download the instructions.

Week Nine

All month we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Chicago Cubs baseball team coming to Catalina Island for Spring Training. Each week we'll share a new project with a baseball theme. To kick it off, we're giving out a baseball to every participant and the first project is a step-by-step lesson in which the kids will learn to draw a baseball.

 

Parents: Be sure to post photos of your kids working on their projects or with their finished project each week to give them a chance to win a prize from our Museum Store! Tag us @catalinamuseum and use the hashtag #arttogocatalina so we don't miss it!

 

Click the button below to download the instructions.

Week Ten

All month we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Chicago Cubs baseball team coming to Catalina Island for Spring Training. Each week we'll share a new project with a baseball theme. This week's project is going 3-D! We'll learn about where the Cubs trained in Avalon and make a 3-D baseball. 

 

Parents: Be sure to post photos of your kids working on their projects or with their finished project each week to give them a chance to win a prize from our Museum Store! Tag us @catalinamuseum and use the hashtag #arttogocatalina so we don't miss it!

 

Click the button below to download the instructions.

Week Eleven

Our theme this month is baseball! We are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Chicago Cubs holding their spring training on the island. This week’s project includes all materials and instructions to create an artwork of a silhouette of a kid baseball player surrounded by several tints of the color blue. In addition, we'll explore where the Cubs played when they were training on the island.

 

Parents: Be sure to post photos of your kids working on their projects or with their finished project each week to give them a chance to win a prize from our Museum Store! Tag us @catalinamuseum and use the hashtag #arttogocatalina so we don't miss it!

 

Click the button below to download the instructions.

Week Twelve

This Sunday, February 28th marks the 100 year anniversary since the Chicago Cubs came to Catalina Island. We are celebrating with one of baseball’s favorite snacks – Cracker Jack. The sweet treat can be purchased at baseball games and fans at the games sing about it together in the song “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”

 

🎤 Take me out to the ballgame

Take me out to the crowd

Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks

I don’t care if I ever get back  🎼⠀ ⠀

 

In this week’s project, we are making a collage using the Cracker Jack box. After it is complete, you can sit back and enjoy the Cracker Jack snack!

Week Thirteen

March is Women’s History Month and we are celebrating influential women related to Catalina Island. This week we will make a bookmark decorated with plants and flowers in honor of Blanche Trask while learning more about this woman botanist from early 1900s.

Week Fourteen

March is Women’s History Month and we are celebrating women who have made history on Catalina Island. This week we will make a bead and abalone pendant necklace in honor of Mary Stein who is a musician, a horsewoman, a boat captain, a business owner and a diver who lives in Avalon today.

 

Mary is one of only three women to ever receive a license from the state of California giving her permission to dive for and collect abalone. The shells in this week’s project are provided by Mary who collected them from 1976 to the early 1990s before a disease caused the abalone to die. Today, they are protected and it is illegal to collect them.

Week Fifteen

March is Women’s History Month and we are celebrating women who have made history on Catalina Island. This week we will make a taxidermy fish in honor of Mrs. Emily Parker. In 1924, she took over her husband's taxidermy business and joined the ranks of very few females doing that type of work at the time.

Week Sixteen

March is Women’s History Month and to end our month of celebrating amazing women from Catalina Island we honor Cindi Alvitre.

 

The Tongva Native Americans who lived on Catalina Island had access to a very soft soapstone which they fashioned into bowls, ornaments and other beautiful items. They also made copies of the animals that lived on the island and in the sea. Some of the animals they carved into soapstone were whales. Today we are going to make a copy of a whale from soap rather than soapstone.

Week Seventeen

Spring has sprung! All month we'll be creating projects that celebrate this bright and cheery time of year.

 

Since Easter is on Sunday, we are learning about the history of decorating eggs and making yarn eggs.

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