At-Home Art Activity “Exploring Materials and Creating & Modifying Beads” November 15, 2022

Explore a variety of different materials, and make your own beads! For inspiration, check out the “Meli-melo” Necklace by artist Lucy Sarneel, from the MFAH collection of decorative arts, craft, and design.

Use the step-by-step activity guide and how-to video below to get started. For additional ideas, plan a visit to the Museum to see more art in person.

Art-Making Activity | Exploring Materials and Creating & Modifying Beads
Look closely, gather your materials, and create some art!
Activity Guide PDF

► Plan Your Visit
The MFAH is open Wednesday through Sunday. General admission is free for ages 12 & younger and for MFAH members. Advance tickets recommended.

Family Programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive generous support from the Junior League of Houston, Inc.

Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Jerold B. Katz Foundation; Institute of Museum and Library Services; H-E-B; MD Anderson Cancer Center; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; Sharon G. Dies; Susan Vaughan Foundation; and additional generous donors.

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment funds provided by Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; Windgate Foundation; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; CFP Foundation; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.