Winter Vacation Arts and Crafts

February 19 through February 23


Creative projects will delight kids and their parents too!


Wondering how to entertain your children over winter vacation? Spend your mornings at the Windsor Historical Society, where kids will find an array of engaging art projects to spark their creativity.  Activities for children ages 5 to 10 will run continually from 10 am-1pm starting Monday, February 19 through Friday, February 23, with new projects offered daily.  A parent or guardian must accompany their children, and participants are encouraged to wear clothing suitable for messy play. Costs are $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 children, $2 for members, and $10 per family. 


The Society will offer a range of fun arts and crafts projects that change from day to day.  On Monday, kids will construct animal sculptures from pipe cleaners, design decorative frames for their original artwork, and create colorful window decorations from tissue paper.  On Tuesday, they will construct greeting cards to mail to family and friends, paint paper fans, and sculpt with play dough. On Wednesday, children will explore pointillism (painting using dots of color), build 3-D frames, and design paper quilts, while on Thursday they will decorate masks, experiment with stencils, and design collages from recycled materials. On Friday, kids will design colorful prints using ordinary vegetables, make paper wall hangings, and experiment with black and white images.  A variety of mixed media materials will be available each day for independent creativity, and children can enjoy a variety of activities at the Society’s Hands-On-History Learning Center, including playing dress-up in reproduction colonial clothing.


The winter vacation activities are offered in conjunction with the Society’s exhibition, Windsor Artists: Then and Now. This exhibition features fine and decorative artwork made by Windsor artists over the past 400 years, and is sponsored by an anonymous donor, Rabbett Insurance, the Town of Windsor through its Arts and Culture granting program, and Windsor Federal Savings. Visitors are also invited to tour the Society’s permanent gallery to learn about Windsor’s rich history.



Windsor Historical Society       96 Palisado Avenue       Windsor, CT 06095  


Tel:  860-688-3813

Fax:  (860) 687-1633




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