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Family Day: Pop Bottle Boats

Close up of a person's hands adding a sail to a plastic Coke bottle

Family Days at the Smart Museum are designed to celebrate the creative potential in all of us. With new projects every month, Family Days offer opportunities for kids and their caregivers to create together and connect with one another. Each program is unique, fun, and free, emphasizing invention, improvisation, and hands-on creativity.

This Saturday, join us for a toy boat making workshop. We’ll use recycled pop bottles as hulls and Tyvek sheeting as sails. Paint it black like artist-carpenter H. C. Westermann did with his Ghost Ship, on view in Monochrome Multitudes, leave it clear, or use bright hues before setting it on a sink or bathtub voyage at home.

FREE, drop-in. Art-making supplies and other materials are provided. Family programs are best for kids 4–12, but all ages are welcomed! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Still from video by Erik L. Peterson.