DO It At Home - DIY

DO IT AT HOME

The DoSeum is a place where interactive fun and hands-on learning come together—a place where minds are always at play.  During your visit, our exhibits, programs, and classes will encourage young minds to explore the joy of learning through connections to STEM, the arts, and literacy, but curiosity and exploration don't have to end when you leave!

Explore our DIY Activities, Storytimes, and Questions from Kids that were created for you to DO at home and stay connected with your family while keeping minds at play in between your visits!

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American Flag Collaging with Michael Albert

  Collaging may seem easy, but can take a lifetime to master.  In this special DO It At Home DIY, American Pop Artist, Michael Albert guides you through creating an American Flag collage just in time to celebrate the July 4 th !  His collage style turns familiar household items like cereal boxes, candy wrappers, and office supply packaging into unique works of art. Grab your favorite red, white, and blue items and join us for this one of a kind DIY!    About... Read More
at Friday, July 3, 2020

DoSeum's Summer Challenge

  Keep your mind at play this summer!  As temperatures rise, so does the learning! This year's summer challenge booklet is packed with activities to spark children’s curiosity all summer long. Download your Summer Challenge booklet today, we are excited to continue to explore with you this summer!  Note to Caregivers Your encouragement and support lead to positive results. These challenges are designed to fight summer learning loss.... Read More
at Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Remember Balloons

James has so many balloons! Each of them carries a special memory. Grandpa has a million balloons because he’s lived so long. James loves to hear about the stories in Grandpa’s balloons. But Grandpa has been having trouble holding onto his balloons lately. They start to float away, and James can’t catch them even though he tries. James discovers that he is now the one to share Grandpa’s stories. After listening to  The Remember Balloons read by author... Read More
at Friday, May 22, 2020

DIY Invisible Ink

Invisible ink isn’t just for spies — you can make it at home with 3 simple ingredients!  Explore one-way invisible ink is made and the chemical reaction that makes it possible.  This quick DIY will have you and your child communicating through endless secret messages while learning how acids and bases react with one another.  Remember you can use invisible ink to send a top-secret message or even to hide a treasure map! What you'll need: Warm water... Read More
at Thursday, May 21, 2020

DIY Household Archaeology

Grab your explorer hat and join us as we go on an artifact hunt!  Archaeologists hunt to find artifacts and other physical remains to study and gain a better understanding of human history.  Artifact hunts can happen anywhere: inside an older building, at a park, or even inside your home!  Once you have found a mysterious artifact, it’s time to explore your artifact and record your findings just as an Archaeologist does for a museum!  This DIY Household... Read More
at Thursday, May 14, 2020

A Virtual Book Festival for Kids and Teens

We’ve partnered with our good friends at The San Antonio Book Festival to bring you a virtual mini book festival—five days of pre-recorded videos from some of our festival writers of children’s and young adult books, as well as literacy-based activities created by educators at The DoSeum! For a full list of Festival writers and festival schedule  visit The San Antonio Book Festival website !  Literacy Activity: Yes, And! Friday, May 15th There... Read More
at Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Whataburger Coloring Sheet

The Whatatruck has been busy keeping the citizens of Little Town full of their favorites - burgers, fries, and milkshakes!  Can you color the Whatatruck and give it a fresh coat of paint so it can continue to serve Little Town it’s favorite foods?  What-A-Community we can create when we work together! We are so thankful for our friends at Whataburger, they've been a big partner to The DoSeum and a huge community supporter. Download... Read More
at Saturday, May 9, 2020

DIY Marble Maze

Can you escape the labyrinth? You and your family will love making mazes to navigate your marble through. You can make mazes out of everyday household items, like cardboard, construction paper, and even LEGO building blocks! Hold and tilt your maze to see who can complete it the fastest! Time yourself, make new obstacles, and rearrange your maze to change the challenge every time you explore. Little and big ones alike will find a way to make and navigate a maze that is sure to delight... Read More
at Thursday, May 7, 2020

Zachry Group Coloring Sheet

While we are away Baxter has been using his building skills he learned in our Zachry Innovation Station to tinker and enhance his dog house for Zak.  Although he could use a little help with the final color!  Can you help him finish Zak’s new dog house?  We can build a stronger community when we work together! We are so thankful for our friends at Zachry Group, they've been a big partner to The DoSeum and a huge community... Read More
at Sunday, May 3, 2020

DIY Recycled Boats

Land Ho! Today we are making boats from recycled materials!  After a quick scavenger hunt for building materials, you can design, build, test, and redesign your boat until you have crafted the perfect vessel! Discover which materials float, which ones sink, and how you can harness the power of buoyancy to create your perfect boat. Little ones will love folding aluminum foil to make a boat and predicting which materials will sink or float. Older ones will love... Read More
at Thursday, April 23, 2020

DIY Ball Run

We are bringing a favorite DoSeum exhibit right into your home for this week’s DIY Activity — get ready to create your very own Ball Run!  This activity allows learners to explore simple machines, building materials, and how they can work together.  Ball runs can be simple or as complex as your child wants to make them! While building encourages them to think about common household products that can be repurposed for good ramps or... Read More
at Thursday, April 16, 2020

DIY Cascarones

Cascarones are no stranger to San Antonio celebrations often found at Fiesta, Easter, and even birthday parties!  These vibrant confetti-filled eggs are one of the best kinds of surprises you can spring on your friends and family.  However, the dying process can be quite the science egg-speriment since dye intensity can change in different solutions!  Are you ready to test out what type of dying solution will produce the most vibrant cascarón? Do you think... Read More
at Tuesday, April 7, 2020

H-E-B Coloring Sheet

We DO things better when we work together!  We are so thankful for our friends at H-E-B, they've been a big partner to The DoSeum and a huge community supporter.  Please join us in showing them our appreciation by downloading our coloring sheet and sharing it with your community on your social media!  This is a great activity for you and your kids to do together — after all, we never outgrow a good coloring sheet!  Be sure to tag @TheDoSeum and @HEB... Read More
at Wednesday, April 1, 2020

DIY Catapults

Put your engineer hats on and let's build a catapult!  We're exploring how your kids can build a catapult from home while exploring concepts of gravity, energy, and design!  Will your kids make a big base or small base, long launching arm or short launching arm, use heavy or light building materials?  Each decision they make while building a catapult could affect the launch distance and height.   Here is what you will... Read More
at Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Create a Comic Book

  Let kids' imagination guide the story as they create their comic!  This is an easy DIY activity where kids learn about story development, express their creativity, and sharpen fine motor skills.  To start this activity, download the comic book template, the digital version can be uploaded into most tablet drawing apps while the print version is formatted for printers.  Let kids use their favorite art supplies to crafting their comic. We... Read More
at Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The DoSeum CityLab App

Bring a part of The DoSeum home with you with The DoSeum: CityLab app! Kids and adults virtually build the city of their dreams using a variety of collectible tiles representing six core values — Arts & Culture, Community, Nature, Education, Transportation, and Health.  In the app, the CityLab tiles come to life revealing futuristic structures, buildings, and places. Children quickly learn which values their city needs as common city issues will present themselves. Only a... Read More
at Monday, March 23, 2020

How-To-Do 3 Projects with Artist-in-Residence Calder Kamin

Recycling champion and DoSeum artist-in-residence Calder Kamin sees waste as creative treasure. In her world, discarded grocery bags breath new life as colorful flowers and animal friends. Ancient (ok, from the 90s) keyboards, phones, and CDs become jewels in a masterpiece. Take a walk through Calder’s electronic-studded Time Machine Tunnel on display now as a part of the Dream Tomorrow Today exhibit, and you’ll see new possibilities for single-use plastics. “Nature's... Read More
at Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Maker Fashion DIY

  Maker Fashion DIY DIY Project: Duct tape pouch with zipper   This week we’re taking a look at Maker Fashion Camp, a STEM-focused camp taught by Gladys Hernandez, one of our program educators. In this camp, kids utilize their skills and creativity to become a “maker”, someone who can take something from scratch and turn it into a product that can be used. Maker Fashion gives campers a chance to tap into their creativity and create pieces... Read More
at Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Cardboard Camp DIY

  Cardboard Camp DIY DIY Project: 3-D House Did you know that you can create your own city in The DoSeum? You can! In our Megalopolis exhibit you get to choose where you want different buildings to go. It is this exhibit that serves as the inspiration for a project in Cardboard Camp, where campers collaborate to construct a miniature city. Additionally, kids do activities that revolve around making two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces. The class is taught by Orlando... Read More
at Friday, July 15, 2016

Take Home Activities: Children's Books & Crafts

  Take Home Activities: Children's Books & Crafts Children's literature offers much more than just what is written on the pages. Instead of putting the book down after turning the last page, consider a fun activity to do with your child that will be a great learning activity. For some fantastic reads and easy activities, we have come up with three ideas that will ensure you have a great time learning and discovering with your child. Laura Numeroff’s If You... Read More
at Thursday, September 17, 2015

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