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Top Arts & Crafts Activities For Kids In Fort Worth

Fort Worth is a great place for family fun, and an even better place for keeping kids entertained while they learn. Expose them to the arts and a little entertainment at the top arts and craft classes in Fort Worth. 

Kid's Corner Puppetry Troup
Central Fort Worth Library
500 W. Third St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 392-7701

Price: Free
Hours: Third Sunday of each month – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Central Library of Fort Worth offers more for your pre-teen than a great selection of books. The Puppetry Troup classes allow your child to learn how to craft puppets, be a puppeteer and participate in live performances. The classes are suitable for children between 10 and 12 years of age. Free parking is available on weekends at any parking meter around the library and two and a half hours of complimentary parking is available a two nearby parking garages, with a validated ticket.

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Pottery Painting
Van Grow: Studio of the Arts
3434 West 7th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 348-0505

Price: $3 - $75
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pottery painting is a great introduction to hands-on art for kids. At Van Grow, each student chooses a bisque piece, glaze and firing. Next, the fun starts with personalized decorations. Adult supervision is required for potters younger than 12 years old. The final piece can take up to two weeks to complete, but you'll have a souvenir that will last a lifetime.

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Drawing from the Collection for Children
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 738-9215 

Price: Free
Hours: First Sun of each month – 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Artists will lead children between the ages of 5 and 12 through a variety of drawing exercises in relation to the museum's current selections. Young artists should bring a sketchbook and pencils to participate, or plan to purchase the supplies onsite. Because attendance is limited, participants should arrive early and register at the front desk. Adult supervision is required for participants who are 5 or 6 years old.

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Family Programs
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 738-1933

Price: Free
Hours: Varies upon classes. Click here for a calendar of events

The Amon Carter Museum has been collecting the finest examples of American art for more than 50 years, and has created a series of programs in which families can enjoy and experience this art in innovative ways. The Family Program series allows families to explore the work of specific artists and create a piece of their own to take home. Registration is not required.

Innovation Studios
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76135
(817) 392-7410

Price: Free
Hours: Varies upon classes. Click here for a calendar of events

Innovation Studios is an ever-changing exhibit that fosters creative expression using a variety of materials and subject matter. The glass studio is designed with those 9 years and up in mind due to the many small objects that the young artists and inventors will handle. Adult supervision is required for those 12 and under.

Teicha Mailhes is a freelance writer and avid family historian living in North Texas. She has written numerous articles on family history research and has enjoyed speaking about family history research at regional conferences and local genealogical societies. Currently she is working on her first cozy mystery novel. See her work here.

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