Families can stop by the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian weekdays during Spring Break (Friday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 29–Friday, April 1) and make Native American inspired crafts that they can take home. All day DIY crafts are free with regular admission. They are recommended for children ages 5 and up, but there is no minimum age requirement. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. No pre-registration is necessary.
The Mitchell Museum provides everything students will need to make simple versions of traditional Native American artifacts including porcupine puppets, porcupine quill boxes, God’s eyes, ledger art, and more. Each craft includes background information about the importance of the artwork to Native American ways of life.
For more information about The Mitchell Museum of The American Indian, visit www.mitchellmuseum.org, call 847-475-1030 or see our verified Facebook page. The museum is located in Evanston, Illinois at 3001 Central Street. It is open Tuesday–Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday–Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, students and children and Free for Mitchell Museum members and Tribal members.