arts-and-crafts

arts and crafts

Marvel at the Mythic Motion of our Movie Monster Makers!
June 6, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

At the Houston Museum of Natural Science, we had an amazing first week of Movie Monster Maker, our newest Xplorations Summer camp. In this camp, the kids learn to do stop-motion animation, apply movie monster makeup and prosthetics, and learn a little bit about the origins and myths of these monsters. Check out the awesome videos […]

Educator How-To: Be your own knight in shining armor with homemade chain maille
July 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

When people think of knights, they generally think of armor, too. The plate armor most associated with knights was actually a fairly recent invention. Armor started as quilted shirts and thick leather pieces to cover arms and legs (if you were fortunate enough to afford it!). Chain maille was a pretty fantastic innovation for the […]

Educator How-To: Recycled Plastic Shrinky Dinks
August 13, 2013 · 3 Comments

The beginning of the school year is an exciting time for teachers and students alike. We have a quick science activity here that will engage  new students and make your room too cool appropriately cool for school: Shrinky Dinks. There are myriad of ways you can use this activity, so the application is up to […]

How To: Make Terra Cotta Armor!
September 22, 2009 · 2 Comments

Check out the previous post The Clothes Make the Warrior to learn how to decipher the armor on the Terra Cotta Warriors now on display at HMNS. Then, try your hand at making your own! Materials: Large paper grocery sack Scissors Cardboard Hole-punch Brads Tape Paint (optional) Procedure: 1. Cut 150 squares out of cardboard.  The […]


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