10 Spring Break Activities for Artsy Kids

10 Spring Break Activities for Artsy Kids

Spring Break is a great time for your children to rest and recharge their batteries, but it’s also a great opportunity to get out and try something new! Do you have a creative child who is interested in the arts? Unsure about all things art? Foster your child’s interests or introduce your child to something new.

Be adventurous this Spring Break and check out this list of art-related activities in Central Indiana that you can try with your child. You never know if you love something until you’ve tried it!

Spring Break Activities for Artsy Kids


For the Hands-On Artist

Dye Your Own Shirt

Tie Dye Lab
Kids will love selecting colors, patterns, and garments to dye at the Tie Dye Lab. Parents will love that there’s no mess in their home. Check out the calendar for events and storytimes.

Spin the Pottery Wheel

Wandering Peacock
The Wandering Peacock is the most serene and blissful pottery studio we’ve seen, offering classes, parties, and camps in Westfield. My sons loved using the pottery wheel!

Michael’s Kids Club

Michael’s Stores
Keep little makers’ creativity flowing during Spring Break with free, kid-friendly projects! Kids can enjoy making with paper crafts, customized slime, salt art, glue dough, wood crafts, and more online or in-store at your local Michael’s Store! Most Kids Club classes are held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays.

DIY Sneaker Art

Kickasso Sneaker Art Bar
Broad Ripple is home to the Kicasso Sneaker Art Bar where you start with blank canvas sneakers and end up with custom-designed kicks! Purchase a gift certificate or a Kicasso Box which allows you to partake in the experience at home.

a boy splatters paint onto a sneaker at kicasso sneaker art bar

For the Musically Inclined

Teddy Bear Concert Series

Central Library
Children are invited for an introduction to the instruments of the orchestra through story, movement, and live music played by members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The events are free and teddy bears are welcome!

Gymboree Music Classes

Gymboree Play and Music
Gymboree Play and Music offers music classes for infants and children up to five years old. Classes are uniquely designed for early childhood development. Through play-based learning, children are engaged physically, cognitively, and socially. Drop in on a music class or an Open Gym!

Record & Produce an Audio Record

Ignite Studio at the Hamilton East Public Library
Do you have an older child who is interested in producing, editing, and mixing music and video? Ignite Studio has an incredible audio/visual production studio that allows users to create their own podcast, take still photography, shoot video, or record an audiobook or record. The studio is soundproofed and even comes with a fully stocked equipment closet, A.V. computers, high-end cameras, lighting equipment, a green screen, and other hardware.

a man sits in a recording studio with a mixer in front of him and a musician is singing into a microphone behind a glass window behind him

For the Visual Artist

World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery

Carmel Arts Council Children’s Art Gallery
View artwork of local school-aged children in the World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery (verified by the Guinness Book of Records). The gallery is right here in Carmel, Indiana!

Celebrations of Creativity

Museum of Miniature Houses
At the Museum of Miniature Houses, different artists come to display their work and discuss important aspects. Events are sure to inspire children to build and create with their own miniature projects.

100 Acres Art & Nature Park

Fairbanks Park at Newfields
Explore woodlands, wetlands, meadows, and a 35-acre lake at the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park: 100 Acres at Newfields. Kids can check out the “Funky Bones” art installation, which appeared in the movie “The Fault in Our Stars.” They’ll also love the yellow art that pops up throughout the park. The tree swings are a favorite for our crew and the wild grass labyrinth is a lot of fun too!

a little girl skips on a raised skeleton art structure in a park

More Spring Break Ideas

There are also tons of art and science projects and activities that you can do from home this spring break. Here is a list of 65 FREE Spring Break Activities full of art projects and science projects for the creative and inquisitive kid.

For even more inspiration, check out our list of 100 Spring Break Activities in Indianapolis, ideas for spring break with active kids, spring break outdoor activities with kids, and ideas for spring break with grandparents.

What are your favorite things to do for spring break? Share your spring break comments and photos with us below or tag us on social media using #PLAYindy. Follow Indy with Kids on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and Pinterest for all of the best ideas and things to do with kids in Indy!

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