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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DIY Fairy Garden Terrarium

  There’s a touch of magic that’s created when imagination and botany meet! For this DIY we are making a Fairy Garden Terrarium for your fairy, gnome, or other imaginary creature. Creating a Fairy Garden Terrarium is a fun activity to do with your family, and it allows your child to explore their imagination while creating a unique garden to display around your home.  Once your Fairy Garden Terrarium is complete, your child can continue to learn about soil science... Read More
at Thursday, October 29, 2020

DIY Slimy Slime

  It’s ooey, gooey, and perfect for Halloween season – it’s Slime! For this DIY, we will show you how to make Slimy Slime! Slime making allows for endless self-expression with all colors and texture combinations you can create!  After you’ve made your first batch of Slimy Slime, our challenge to you is to experiment with the recipe and observe what ingredients increase or decrease the sliminess of your slime! What You’ll Need: Mixing... Read More
at Monday, October 12, 2020

I Am Poem

  Poems come in many different styles, lengths, and rhyme schemes – some poems don’t rhyme at all! Join us for a special DIY Activity where performance poet and Outside The Lunchbox Luncheon keynote speaker, LeDerick Horne, will guide you through how to write an I Am Poem!  This type of poem will be as unique as the poet who writes it and will allow children to explore and express who they are and describe when they see, hear, and wonder about in... Read More
at Friday, October 2, 2020

DIY I Am Proud

I am amazing! I am proud! I am ME! What makes you proud to be you? Is it a favorite hobby, your family, or a unique part of your personality? Join us for I Am Proud, a DIY activity, where children can use art and poetry to discover that their identity is made of many parts!  Create alongside your child as they explore and express what makes them proud to be themselves! What You’ll Need: A drawing surface (paper, cardboard, poster board, etc.) Materials to draw or... Read More
at Thursday, August 27, 2020

Shoo Wee Okapi

Shoo Wee! Do you smell that? What is that smell...I think it's that Okapi! What is an Okapi, anyway? Okapis are nearly impossible to observe in the wild and, once discovered, obtained a mythical reputation and gained the name "African unicorn." This book is the first in a series of "ficinformational" books about lesser known animals with weird traits like the okapi. The illustrations are engaging, and the story is just plain fun to read and filled with real facts.... Read More
at Wednesday, August 5, 2020

DIY Bubbles

Bubble wands can be made with almost anything — from pipe cleaners to cookie cutters, and even your hands! Join us for this quick DIY to learn how to make bubble wands and the perfect bubble solution for the best and biggest bubbles!  After you've made your first bubble solution, our challenge to you is to experiment with the Dish Soap and Corn Syrup ratio for your bubble solution! Can you make a bubble solution that allows you... Read More
at Thursday, July 23, 2020

DIY Junk Journal

One person’s junk is another person’s treasure! In this fun DIY activity, explore how to make personalized Junk Journal from items around your house. You can create a Junk Journal that is personalized just for you including pages with pockets or pages that fold out to reveal a hidden message!  Our challenge to you is to use items around your house that you wouldn’t normally use as journal paper think, paper doilies, envelopes, or even postcards!  Our friends... Read More
at Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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
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