At-Home Activities and Resources

Be inspired to see glass in a new light with these hands-on activities for all ages. Continue learning wherever you are by solving a science puzzle, practicing your glassblowing skills, creating glass-inspired art, and more. 

  1. A child sits crossed-legged while reading the book "Paperweight Pals."

    Cozy Up with Story Time

    Brighten your day and practice counting as Museum Executive Director and President Karol Wight reads her Paperweight Pals book. You'll explore shapes, colors and numbers through paperweights from the Museum's collection in this fun children's book.

  2. Bottles of yellow, purple, and green paint are next to black pieces of paper, an activity guide, and a Corning Museum of Glass bag.

    Explore Science and Art with Bubbles

    Who doesn't love bubbles? With this hands-on activity the whole family can enjoy, you'll create bubble art and discover how changing a few ingredients can make a big difference. Plus, you'll explore how glass and soap bubbles aren't as different as you might think. Download the step-by-guide here. 

  3. Spirals of rainbow-colored plastic cascades from the ceiling

    Construct a Masterpiece Inspired by Chihuly

    This Dale Chihuly-inspired school project is a wonderfully colorful task that will brighten up your day and take care of some old recycling at the same time.

  4. A historic document with yellowed pages features a drawing of a glassblower and a scholar, with text under each person.

    Solve a Science Puzzle

    Have you recently stepped into the teacher’s shoes at home? Here's a science puzzle that’s sure to help. 

    Learn what a Cartesian Diver is and how to make one at home.

  5. A glass artist dips a chopstick into a teacup-sized cup filled with honey.

    Learn How to Gather - No Glass Required

    For this activity, all you’ll need are two items: honey and chopsticks. World-renowned glass artist Bill Gudenrath demonstrates how you can learn the techniques of gathering glass at home. Plus, you’ll learn more about glass blowing too.

  6. Two circular glass ornaments hang from string on a wire structure. One ornament is made of yellow and blue swirls, while the other ornament is pink with purple dots.

    Create Candy Glass

    If the last two child-friendly activities didn’t do the trick, this one certainly will. Combining two of our favorite things: glass and candy.

    Make some decorative ornaments to hang around the house, and when you’re feeling peckish they’ll be close to hand.