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From a Postcard Party to a Paper Chain of Kindness, Explore This Week’s How-To Videos

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 5 family-friendly art projects to do at home. Show us what you come up with using the hashtag #cmanychallenge!

1. Postcard Party

What happens in Congress affects all of us. Why not use this time to pair art and civic engagement by throwing a postcard party? Invite everyone in your family to design their own postcard and write a message to your representatives. Let your voice be heard!

2. Map My Hand

We have been paying a lot of attention to our hands (and hand-washing) these days… maybe getting to the point where we are just staring at them to entertain ourselves! This How-To Video provides a fun way to pair our most-discussed body part with dreams of being more mobile again. Perhaps you could find or design a map on the hand of where you would travel if there were no limitations!

3. Paper Chain of Kindness

Before John Krasinski’s Some Good News, there was CMA’s Paper Chain of Kindness! Think of all the ways, big and small, that you can help make the world a better place. We can be everyday heroes in our own way, everyday!

4. Say It Loud! Megaphones

Make your voice heard! Whether thanking our essential workers for their service or telling our representatives in government what they should be doing on behalf of all Americans, Say It Loud! Megaphones will amplify your message.

5. Anemometer Sculpture

“How many years can a mountain exist, before it is washed to the sea? How many years can some people exist, before they’re allowed to be free? How many times can a man turn his head, pretending he just doesn’t see? The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind…”

These iconic Bob Dylan lyrics seem as relevant today as when they were first written in 1962. Not sure which way the wind is blowing yet? Follow our instructions to make your own anemometer sculpture at home to literally find out which way the wind is blowing each day — and use the moment as a meditation on where we all should be going moving forward.


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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