It’s important for kids to have creative and emotional outlets, especially when the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the typical routines of school and summer camp.

Parents can still give their kids a colorful summer camp experience full of arts and crafts and exploration with the Crayola Imagine Arts Academy. Designed for kids ages 5-12, the online programs feature virtual interactions with instructors across three curriculums, each offering various courses. The classes combine art with real-world problem-solving activities, giving kids a creative environment to foster important life skills.

The World of Design program showcases design careers, such as animation and architecture. Kids can experiment with Crayola products and art techniques — such as sculpting, making collages, and using mixed media — to design comic book hero costumes, board games, movie posters, futuristic cities, Mars habitats, and more.

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Artist’s Passport is modeled as a global adventure for kids to travel the world through art and uncover world cultures. Kids can use Crayola products to learn about art techniques developed by local artists and artisans around the world, creating a different masterpiece each week. The courses include making mud art from Africa, rattle drums from China, truck art from Pakistan, jeweled eggs from Russia, aboriginal dot art from Australia, animal sculptures from Mexico, tiki masks from Polynesia, and block printing from Europe.

Wild World Camp features classes that will teach kids about the animal kingdom and nature in a way that inspires empathy, curiosity, and creativity. Kids can learn about how wildlife conservationists are working to protect species around the globe. This program will teach a variety of art techniques using Crayola art materials to create frog paintings, ink-diffusion jellyfish, polar bear sculptures, watercolor sharks, elephant silhouettes, and more!

Parents can visit to register for classes.

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Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.