With our beloved Habsburg Splendor exhibit closing in just a few short days, the High Museum Toddler Thursday team is devoting January’s art projects and story-times to this royal collection!

Habsburg Castle

We began the month by teaching the little ones about where royal families like the Habsburgs live… castles! Our first week we read The Knight’s Castle by Robert Sabuda, an incredible popup book about a knight hidden inside a castle. The kids loved seeing the pages come to life, and the sculptural design tied in perfectly with our art project for the week – three dimensional castles!

Families used recycled cardboard mailers as the base for their castles and we challenged them to use everyday workshop materials like poster board and foam shapes to create multiple floors and rooms for their regal homes. From stairs to watchtowers and family portraits, the imagination families put into their castles was incredible!

Posted above are some highlights from the week!

Join us for the final two weeks of Habsburg -inspired Toddler Thursdays on January 21st as we make glittering crowns, and on the 28th for Medieval paper dolls and knights!

The High Museum of Art’s Toddler Thursday Program runs every Thursday from 11:00 am- 3:00 pm and is free with museum admission.