Animal Friends

When: Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 10:00am

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From pigeons in the parks to tigers in the zoos, animals are everywhere in New York City! 

Learn about animals that have made an impact in the city’s history and see some of New York’s many species though images from the Museum’s collection. 

Then, follow along as Amanda Kingloff, founder of PROJECT KID, crafts animal tic-tac-toe game using homemade materials. 

Craft projects are geared toward families and kids ages 7 and up. Younger children may require adult supervision, and all families are encouraged to craft together. 

Free, registration recommended. Registered attendees will receive an event reminder. 

Each session will begin streaming on YouTube and Facebook at 10am on the listed day, and will be available afterwards for later viewing.

Materials and Steps

Create an Animal Tic-Tac-Toe Game

  • Cardboard egg carton
  • Paint
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrushes
  • Masking tape
  1. Cut apart the cup segments of the egg carton. You need a total of 9 cups to make the game. 
  2. Tigers
    1. Once you cut the cups apart, the center cups leave 2 tabs behind—fold these up and rim them to look like ears. You’ll need 5 of this shape. 
    2. Trim around the bottom edges to make the cup even along the base. 
    3. Paint each cup orange; let dry. 
    4. Add the tigers’ black stripes and facial features with black and pale yellow paint. 
  3. Penguin:
    1. Use the more rounded corner cups to make the 4 penguin game pieces. Trim the bottom edges to make a stable playing piece and paint the top of the cups white. 
    2. Let dry and then add the black outline to the penguins’ faces and two black dots for eyes. 
    3. Paint a small orange triangle in the center as the beak. 
  4. Create game board with masking tape on a table or floor, or draw the lines on a piece of paper.


PROJECT KID is dedicated to offering families creative and inventive ways to spend unplugged time with kids. From DIY crafts to party ideas to home décor solutions, they mix traditional craft, upcycled, and household materials in surprising ways. Amanda Kingloff, the founder of Project Kid, has been creating lifestyle content for over 15 years. After her six-year stint as Lifestyle Director at Parents Magazine, Amanda published “the ultimate kids’ craft book” with Artisan Books, titled Project Kid. Two years later she published her second book, Project Kid: Crafts that Go! Amanda creates content for magazines, websites, and brands, encouraging kids to create the worlds they want to live in. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two children, Oliver and Sommer.


The MCNY Summer @ Home with PROJECT KID series is made possible with support from M&T Bank. 

The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors. 

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