Instead of heading to your local retail store for holiday gifts, check out what the Metropolitan Museum of Art Catalog has to offer. They have a wonderful assortment of engaging activities designed to keep your child’s creative juices flowing. These gift ideas have our vote because they offer children ways to interact, create, make and do in ways that will provide hours of fun.
Color & Cuddle Washable Doll Kit – Color it today, wash it tonight, and color it again tomorrow! Like the fashions found in the holdings of the Museum’s Costume Institute, each design can be unique. This machine-washable doll comes with markers to color in the pre-printed patterns or to create your own designs.
Duct Tape Bangles Kit– Budding designers will appreciate the artistic possibilities of duct tape with this ultra-fun kit. Rip it, wrap it, then wear your creations to the envy of your friends. Soon you’ll be dressed like the divas whose gowns reside in the Museum’s Costume Institute.
Origami: Inspired by Japanese Prints from The Metropolitan Museum of Art– The magic of this unusual book begins with the cover, which unfolds to reveal 48 sheets of origami paper. The book contains illustrated instructions for 34 projects inspired by works of art in the Museum’s collection.
Pop-Arty! Beads – You-la-la! Create as many combinations as you desire. Mix and match with Pop-arty beads. Simply pop them together or click them apart to create great new combinations! This jar is full of good ideas and fashion. Let your creative side take over and come up with a new piece for everyday of the week.
Give the gift of creativity this holiday season to your little art lovers!
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