Prime Fiddle Time with Simmi Wallace

Prime Fiddle Time is a series of fun and easy projects for families to work on together. Simmi is your guide and each project is illustrated and offered in a step-by-step format using ordinary household objects for hours of entertainment. It is also free and open for all to enjoy! Below is a list of the projects and links to the videos. Feel free to pause the video at any point to catch-up. This week, we are featuring a project on Animated Action Figures! Learn more about picking up your own art kit with supplies and instructions.

  • Animated Action Figures
    Animated Action Figures are the perfect way to mix play-and-art-time together. These maker-themed kits are a bit more involved than most Prime Fiddle Time projects. They are perfect for young artists who enjoy a project with a (guided) challenge or as a group. Creating your own action figure with mix-and-match designs offers many opportunities for play long after your kit is put together.
  • Tin Foil Glass Craft
    It’s no secret that art is often more fun when it shines! With this fun at-home craft, you’ll be able to create your own shiny designs that will add an extra glow to your wondrous work.
  • Relaxing Rainsticks
    This marvelous, melodic, make-it-yourself craft is perfect for rainy or quiet days inside. With just a few readily available crafting supplies and a few minutes of Prime Fiddle Time, you can make your own rainstick.
  • Chompy Puppets
    This project is perfect for anyone with an interest in origami and art-play. Using the same skills needed to make a paper airplane, fortuneteller, or just folding paper, your fingers will be fully engaged as you turn a simple piece of paper into your own hand puppet!
  • Cityscapes and Superheroes
    Uncover exciting and colorful city skylines and designs as you “puzzle” together with your own superhero and mount it on top of homemade scratch paper. Be sure to watch the Prime Fiddle Time video to learn how to give your art a 3D effect!
  • Mini Marionettes
    On a roll with your Prime Fiddle Time crafts? Great! Well, with just a simple craft roll, a little clay, and a few bits and bobs, you can turn a craft roll into a moving marionette.
  • Decotropes
    If you’ve ever been interested in magic tricks, then this craft is for you! Decotropes allows you to create your own “Now you see it, now you don’t” illusion.
  • Pack Me Puppets
    These unique puppets may very well become your favorite toy as you pick out colors as beautiful as your own skin, add decorations that pop and flare, and joints to allow your puppets to dance and play!

Art Kits

MAG will supply all the materials you need for your Prime Time Fiddle Time date with creativity. We have a limited supply of art kits available (25) so here is what we need from you! If you are able to come to MAG and pick up your art kit, let us know that we should save one for you! Send Simmi an email to let him know how many kits you would like for the weeks highlighted project. Please reserve by 5 pm on Friday to secure your kit for pick up on Saturday or Sunday. Beginning on Saturday at 11 am through Sunday at 5 pm, kits will be available for pick up. Any un-reserved kits will become available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Come into the main entrance and stop by the Admission Desk. They will have your name listed and your kit ready for pick up! If you have not reserved a kit, we MAY have some available for pick up, but please check the website first as we may run out!


Thank you to the Art Bridges Foundation for their funding of this educational outreach program.

Art Bridges