Indoor Children's Arts and Crafts Make for a Cooler July
Thrown From the Wheel
July 6-7 – Parent and child learn to use a potter’s wheel to make a clay creation. Ages 5 and older. Registration required. $18/child. 10-11:30 a.m. July 6; 4-5:30 p.m. July 7. Durham Arts Council, Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham. 919-560-2726. durhamarts.org.
Time for Tots: Stars and Stripes
July 7 and 14 – Learn about the parts and designs of a flag, and make your own flag to fly at home. Ages 3-5 with adult. Register online. $1/member, $3/nonmember. 10-10:45 a.m. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7979. ncmoh-programs.com.
July 9 and 24 – Kids ages 3-5 and caregiver make a craft together. Registration required. $2/residents, $3/nonresidents. 10-10:30 a.m. Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs. 919-567-4000. hollyspringsnc.us.
Art Adventures: Summertime Sunsets
July 11 – Enjoy art in the galleries and create a take-home treasure using newly learned art-making techniques. Ages 6-9. Register online. Free for members, $5/nonmembers. 10:30 a.m.-noon; 1-2:30 p.m. Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill. 919-962-3342. ackland.web.unc.edu/family-programs/art-adventures.
Drawing for Tweens: Seascapes and Cloudscapes
July 11 – Explore selected works and identify skills that the artist used to make them. Materials provided. Ages 10-13. Register online. Free for members, $5/nonmembers. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill. 919-962-3342. ackland.org.
Free Preschool Art Class
July 15 – Parent and child enjoy an art class together. Ages 2-4. Registration required. Free. 9:30-10:15 a.m. St. Raphael Preschool, 5801 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh. 919-865-5725.
Build Your Own Book
July 18 – Create three different kinds of blank books for journal writing, photo albums and more. Take papers, feathers, photos, postage stamps, beads, etc., to incorporate into your book. Grades 6-10. Registration required. $50. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Artspace, 201 E. Davie St., Raleigh. 919-821-2787. artspacenc.org.
July 19 – Learn about turtles and meet some up close. Make a turtle craft to take home. All ages. Meet at the Cypress Shelter. Registration required. $5/family. 1-2:30 p.m. Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Dr., New Hill. 919-387-4342. wakegov.com/parks/harrislake.
Kids Art Activity
July 25 – Kids ages 4 and older enjoy an art activity and twisted balloons. Free. 4-6 p.m. Southern Home Crafts, 111 N. Salem St., Apex. 919-233-1598.
Crowder by Night: Moth Party
July 31 – Watch a park naturalist attract as many moths as possible using light and a recipe of fermented fruit and sugar. Learn about moths and how they are important to the ecosystem. Make a craft. All ages. Registration required. $5/family. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Crowder District Park, 4709 Ten-Ten Rd., Apex. 919-662-2850. wakegov.com/parks/crowder.