Art teachers, the local community and art studios have come together to bring you fun ways to keep kids and parents entertained during this weird and crazy time.
Being stuck at home can be stressful, which is why activities like cookie decorating, finger painting and doodling can be a great way for connection and creativity. It will keep the little ones' hands busy while their minds can get creative and calm all at once.
Do you know of any other Cortland County businesses that are sparking creativity during social distancing? Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org with the business name and projects they have available.
CHEERFUL & CREATIVE
Paint in the comfort of your own home during Cheerful & Creative's virtual paint party for kids! They will receive step-by-step instruction when painting either a Mermaid or Olaf the Snowman. You never have to leave your home while you have a fabulous time creating something new.
A majority of the materials are provided, along with online video instructions. If you need a brush, they can be provided for a cost. Click below to PICK which door hanger you'd like to create, and if you'd prefer pickup or delivery.
DESIGNZ BY HEATHER
Designz by Heather has been posting activities on her Facebook page. The best part? The materials used in the activities are everyday items people have at home already. As a way to say 'thank you' to her patrons, she is giving away a spring themed craft kit complete with an adult and kid-friendly activity. Visit her Facebook page for more details.
FREE LITTLE LIBRARIES
You can spot Free Little Free Libraries around the county stocked with creative supplies and books to keep you busy on a rainy day. If you are in need of crafty things, please help yourself! You can find one outside Cinch Art Space and Coffee Mania (1142 NY-222, Cortland), among other local spots.
Don’t forget to use hand sanitizer every time you use the library and clean the books/supplies with disinfectant wipes.
MOLLY ANDREJKO ART PROJECTS
Local art teacher and musician, Molly Reagan Andrejko, is posting daily art projects on her Facebook and YouTube pages to keep your kiddos entertained while schooling from home. From Crazy Creature Rubbings to Fingerprint Fun, Gratidoodles and Silly Sustainable Stamping, crafting can help kids and parents quiet the stress, and explore your creativity in a way you may not always have time to!
SINFULLY SWEET CAFE
If you're looking for a fun, tasty "social distancing" activity for bakers of all ages, Sinfully Sweet Cafe is offering Cookie Kits. The kits include uniced sugar cookies (you pick from various shapes including unicorns, dinosaurs and tractors), icing and sprinkles. Call ahead to place an order.
Share your finished craft projects with us for a chance to be featured! Tag @experiencecortland and use hashtag #experiencecortland.