Images of shapes – a Ferris wheel, ice cream cone, pretzel, and camera – that appear to be cut out from paper floating on a light blue background, with the logos of the Museum of the City of New York and Project Kid.

Get crafty and creative with NYC-inspired art projects you can do at home!  

Join the Museum of the City of New York and PROJECT KID for virtual art-making sessions. In each video, Amanda Kingloff, artist and founder of PROJECT KID, shows you how to create a New York City-themed craft project using everyday materials.  

Each session also includes fun facts on NYC history using images from the Museum’s collections and award-winning exhibitions. 

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. 

Click on the links below to find the videos and suggested material lists for the craft projects.

Winter-Themed History + Crafts Videos:  

Summer-Themed History + Crafts Videos:

  • Frozen Treats, City Streets: Get a virtual taste of ice cream’s history in New York City and learn how to craft make-believe frozen treats using upcycled materials and paper

  • Focus on Fun: Build a cardboard "camera" and fill it with sketched images of the city inspired by influential NYC photographers 

  • Animal Friends: Hear about animals who played a role in shaping NYC and craft an animal Tic-Tac-Toe game from homemade materials  

  • A Wonder-ful Time: Craft a model Coney Island Wonder Wheel from paper supplies and celebrate the 100th birthday of this iconic amusement park ride 



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. 

Event Wednesday, July 15, 10:00am

Frozen Treats, City Streets

Get a virtual taste of ice cream’s history in New York City and learn how to craft make-believe frozen treats using upcycled materials and paper
Event Wednesday, July 22, 10:00am

Focus on Fun

Create a cardboard "camera" and fill it with sketched images of the city inspired by influential NYC photographers
Event Wednesday, July 29, 10:00am

Animal Friends

Craft an animal Tic-Tac-Toe game from homemade materials while learning about animals who played a role in shaping NYC
Event Wednesday, August 5, 10:00am

A Wonder-ful Time

Build a model Coney Island Wonder Wheel and celebrate the 100th birthday of this iconic amusement park ride


The MCNY X PROJECT K!D Winter Crafts Series is made possible with support from Con Edison.

Family and Community Engagement Programs are made possible in part by Con Edison, the Margaret S. Ogden and Stephen A. Ogden Memorial Fund, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and Sy Syms Foundation.

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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