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How-To Videos of the Week!

Although CMA’s doors are closed to the public temporarily, you can still participate in family-friendly art-making by following along with our How-To Videos! Below, CMA shares five family-friendly art projects to do at home. Show us what you come up with using the hashtag #cmanychallenge!

1. DIY Drawing Paper

Making smoothies is a summertime tradition, but how about making paper? Use a blender in a new and unique way to create your own paper for sketching, painting, or just admiring on your wall!

2. Fractured Images

Sometimes things come apart before they can come together. Try your hand at our Fractured Images How-To project to learn how to turn a flat image into a 3D sculpture.

3. Hidden Drawings

Who doesn’t love playing eye spy? Use your detective skills to make a “magnifying glass” and discover what’s hidden in plain sight!

4. Asteroid Accessories

Try this low-cal alternative to candy necklaces! Make a bag of popcorn and create your own edible accessories. Don’t forget to sample your creations!

5. Space Station

Do you dream of being the first person on Mars? Taking a step on Moon? Build your own space station out of recycled paper tubes and plastic bottles and take the first step towards your dream!


While our doors are closed, CMA is here for you and your family with at-home art projects to keep children entertained and engaged. However, every day we’re closed puts the future of CMA in further jeopardy.

Will you be there for us? Every dollar you donate directly supports the Museum and ensures that CMA will remain a pillar of educational and artistic leadership in New York City. Click here to donate.

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