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Fun Activities for Crafty Pups this Holiday Season

I know some readers worry their pups may tear the house apart if they don’t give them something more active to do while they are on vacation from obedience training (aka: school) over the next few weeks.

Whether it’s raining cats and dogs or bright and sunny outside, Balboa Park always has you covered. For instance, most of the family programs museums regularly host will continue through this month, some offering special holiday gift-making opportunities.

Cosmos Blog, Balboa Park, Family Drop In Day, San Diego Museum of Art, child drawingCrafty Sundays at the Museum of Photographic Arts this Sunday, December 16, will give local residents looking for a white Christmas a chance to create their own Photo Snow Globes. While there, families can also experience the world from a half-pint’s perspective in MoPA’s seventh annual youth exhibition.

Speaking of half-pints, the San Diego History Center’s History for Half-Pints program this Monday, December 17, will feature “Poinsettias and Piñatas.” While learning about San Diego’s connection to these festive traditions, participants will create a poinsettia craft and enjoy a piñata party (reservations required).

The Mingei International Museum’s Family Sunday program highlights the joy of music this Sunday, December 16. All guests will be treated to a holiday performance by the Girls Scouts Glee Chorus (1:30pm), and you can also Make Your Own Kind of Music, in conjunction with the exhibition by that name, by decorating a handmade bell to take home.

Lastly, The San Diego Museum of Art’s Family Drop-In Day, this Sunday, December 16, will be “Exploring Line,” as in decorative and elegant calligraphic lines. The hands-on calligraphy project will give pups a great opportunity to create a gift that promises to be refrigerator door worthy.

Families also looking to take in a holiday-themed show in Balboa Park should check out my Best Bets for the season.