Free Craft Sundays


For children ages 6-12   
2-4 p.m. Sundays

Lower Level Classroom
American National Museum 
13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn

Free admission; RSVP and parental supervision required
Capacity: 25 children per session

These entertaining and educational weekly sessions are designed to expose young people ages 6-12 to cultures and activities outside their normal experience with age-appropriate craft activities. AANM educators lead all sessions; all supplies are provided.

All children taking part in Free Craft Sundays must be accompanied by a parent.

An RSVP is also required; contact Lindsay Robillard at 313.624.0210 or


Free Craft Sundays is made possible in part by Blake and Brady Hishmeh and Blick Art Materials.

Welcome Sign

Sept. 18: Crayon-Resist Welcome Signs
Kids will use crayons and watercolors to create their own “welcome” sign in Arabic (ahlan wa sahlan!) or their choice of nine other languages.

Ghanaian Adinkra Stamping

Sept. 25: Ghanaian Adinkra Stamping
Kids will learn about this tradition of stamping fabric with symbols that transmit values of Ashanti culture and also create their own symbols on stamps.


Oct. 2: Kaleidoscopes
Kids will build a modern version of Scotsman Sir David Brewster’s 1816 invention that uses two mirrors to reflect light and create beautiful patterns.

Friendship Bracelet

Oct. 9: Friendship Bracelets
Kids will explore the long, diverse history of macramé and experience in it by making their own friendship bracelets.

String Pictures

Oct. 16: String Pictures
Kids will learn about the history and role of geometric patterns in Islamic decorative arts and make their own geometric design using colorful thread and backgrounds.

Animal mask

Oct. 23: Animal Masks   CANCELLED
Kids will craft their own crazy-creature mask for Halloween. Animals have long been a popular subject for masks and art in general in diverse cultures.

13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126 - Phone (313) 582-AANM (2266) A Project of ACCESS