Arab American National Museum Free Craft Sunday

The Arab American National Museum is offering it's Free Craft Sundays again!

These entertaining and educational weekly sessions are designed to expose young people ages 6-12 to cultures and activities outside their normal experience with age-appropriate craft activities. AANM educators lead all sessions; all supplies are provided. Admission is FREE; RSVP and parental supervision required for all children, ideal for ages 6-12, Space is limited to 25 children per session.

Free craft Sunday sessions run September 18 through October 23, Sundays 2pm - 4pm

To sign up for one or all of these free sessions, contact
The Arab American National Museum
13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
313.624.0210 or

Sept. 18: Crayon-Resist Welcome Signs

Kids will use crayons and watercolors to create their own “welcome” sign in Arabic (ahlan wa sahlan!) or their choice of nine other languages.
Sept. 25: Ghanaian Adinkra Stamping
Kids will learn about this tradition of stamping fabric with symbols that transmit values of Ashanti culture and also create their own symbols on stamps.

Oct. 2: Kaleidoscopes
Kids will build a modern version of Scotsman Sir David Brewster’s 1816 invention that uses two mirrors to reflect light and create beautiful patterns.
Oct. 9: Friendship Bracelets
Kids will explore the long, diverse history of macramé and experience in it by making their own friendship bracelets.

Oct. 16: String Pictures
Kids will learn about the history and role of geometric patterns in Islamic decorative arts and make their own geometric design using colorful thread and backgrounds.

Oct. 23: Animal Masks
Kids will craft their own crazy-creature mask for Halloween. Animals have long been a popular subject for masks and art in general in diverse cultures.

Free Craft Sundays is made possible in part by Blake and Brady Hishmeh and Blick Art Materials.


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