Create at Home: DIY Drawing Tools

Since we can't welcome you to the museum for our monthly Second Saturdays Are for Families program, we invite you to create at home with us! Each week, we'll post a supply list, followed by a step-by-step activity guide to make an artistic creation with materials found in your own home.

Forget crayons and pencils—we’ll show you how to create a brand new drawing or painting tool for your art making needs! Gather up some wacky items and see how you can design a brand new way to make a mark.

Keep your eyes peeled on Friday, May 15 on our Facebook and Instagram for a step-by-step video tutorial to make your artistic creation. You can also visit for more information and past projects!

In the meantime, let the search for your materials begin!

Supply List

DIY sidewalk chalk paint*
Sidewalk chalk (store bought, or try our DIY recipe in the video below!)
Materials found around your house including but not limited to: egg cartons, sponges, plastic containers, broom sticks, twigs, leaves, etc.

*Follow the simple instructions in this video to make DIY Sidewalk Chalk and DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint!