Mini-programs and Custom-made Programs

The Education Department offers a series of 1-hour Mini-Programs that feature making a craft item in an educational framework, with an emphasis on FUN. These can be brought to you off-site at your location, or schedule one at the Museum and combine it with free access to our core and special exhibits that day. Combine a guided tour of the museum with a mini-program – $10/person, 10 person minimum.

We can also create 1-hour programs that are Custom-Made to suit the special interests or requirements of your group. Call the Education Department at 978-441-0400 ext. 250, or email to schedule, or to discuss options with an education specialist. Programs at the Museum cost $6/participant, with a minimum group size of 10 (smaller groups pay minimum group size cost).

Any of these programs can be included as part of your ATHM Birthday Party plans.

Program Descriptions:

(All include make-and-take components)

  • Beading – Learn to make a beaded bracelet (or anklet, or necklace) on a bead loom. We make it easy for you.

  • Flat Felting – Learn the technique, and make your own creation.

  • Flax Dolls – Clean your own handful of flax, then make a doll out of it just like colonial kids did.

  • Friendship Bracelets – Learn how to make the best-ever bracelets.

  • Loomless Weaving – Learn 3 different ways to weave without a loom – weave raffia bowls, do “straw” weaving, and do kumihimu weaving to make roping.

  • Paper Doll Fashions – Learn about what girls wore since colonial times, then design your own fashions for your paper doll.

  • Pipe Cleaner Critters – You will be amazed at the fun animals, etc., you will make and be taking home with you!

  • PomPom Projects – Turn pompoms into puppets, finger rings, jewelry, and more - your choice!

  • Sarah Morton's Day & Yarn Dolls – Read Sarah Morton’s Day, then make an old-fashioned doll with yam.

  • Snow Day & Felted Snowmen – Read the book, then make a melting snowman!

  • Weave a Pocket Purse – Learn a unique technique to make a seamless purse on a cardboard loom to keep.


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