A2AC Digital Learning


Our FREE “Take-a-Break & MAKE” videos feature a series of fun and easy projects that use materials commonly found around the home or buried away deep in your “crafty” supplies drawer. We hope these projects help light your creative spark and offer a an outlet for expression. So what are you waiting for? Turn on some tunes, grab some supplies, burn a little incense, and channel your inner artist.

Check back in every third Thursday to view new projects!

Pressed Flower Collage

Collage isn’t limited to paper and pictures. Learn how to create a beautiful, botanical piece of art by collaging with pressed flowers.

Swivel Cards

Looking to make a card that stands out from the bunch? Try making a swivel card! All the supplies you need can be found in one of our A2AC Art Boxes.

Hand Woven Friendship Bracelets

What better way to show a friend you’re thinking of them than making them a friendship bracelet? Follow along as we show you how to weave string into a colorful, handmade bracelet.

Recycled Collagraph Prints

You don’t need to own fancy tools to test your hand at printmaking. Follow along as we show you how to make abstract prints using common household items and recycled materials.

Accordion Books

What adventures will unfold within the pages of your accordion book? Let’s find out!

Crafting with Buttons

Make some art that’s as cute as a button!

Fingerprint Art

Who knew such messy hands could create such adorable art. Grab some markers and let’s make some fingerprint art!

Watercolor Botanical Doodles

Grab a pen and doodle with us as we create some lively houseplants, succulents, and cacti.

Watercolor Blooms & Basics

Have you always been interested in watercolors but don’t know where to start? Join us as we go through some basic, easy to follow techniques for watercolor beginners.

Watercolor Blooming Flowers

Bloom into spring with some watercolor blooming flowers. With just some water, paper, and paint, you can create your own whimsical garden.

Washi Tape Waterscapes

Watercolor and washi tape are the perfect pair. Use both to create an abstract, vibrant waterscape.

Fairy Garden Clothesline

Even fairies have laundry! Make your own clothesline to add to your fairy garden.

Fairy Garden Mini Mushrooms

Decorate your fairy garden with some colorful mini mushrooms.

Fairy Garden Pond

Create a peaceful pond for your fairy garden.


Get creative with your snail mail! Snail mail doesn’t have to be a snooze. Give your reader something extra special to look forward to by manipulating or illustrating the exterior (or even the interior!) of the envelope.

Woven Coasters

Make your own small woven coaster using a homemade cardboard loom! This video shows from beginning to end making a miniature weaving with things you already have around your house.

Pom Pom Planters

Brighten up your home with a handmade pom-pom planter! It’s a fun, colorful project for plant lovers. 

Zentangle Drawings

If you haven’t tried zentangling, it’s a different way of doodling!  All that you will need to start is something to draw with and something to draw on. 

This activity is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.