Pittsburgh Favorites Activity Kit

Explore some of Pittsburgh’s favorite things in this activity kit designed for elementary age kids! We’ve included all the fun supplies, like shrink film, special markers, a canvas, and tempera paint sticks, so you can start creating.

In addition, the Pittsburgh Favorites Activity Kit comes with an Inspiration Journal and coloring pages related to each activity. You can also virtually join a History Center educator to talk about the activities one day each week during July and August. 

Please note that a few common household supplies will be needed to complete certain activities.  

The Pittsburgh Favorites Activity Kit is priced at $35, with a special member price of $30. You can purchase on our online shop.

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The Pittsburgh Favorites Activity Kit includes supplies to: 

 Create Your Own Pickle Pin 

Design your own updated version of the H.J. Heinz Company’s classic pickle pin on shrink film and watch it get smaller! 

Paint a Pop Art Masterpiece 

Get inspired by the work of Pittsburgh-born artist Burton Morris and create a bright and bold portrait or painting of an everyday object on an 8 x 10 canvas!  

Engineer a New Bridge 

In a city with three rivers, many hills, and interstates, bridges are essential to Pittsburgh! Create your own bridge design for one of three challenges using Dowel rods, craft sticks, and markers. 

Design a Stained Glass Window 

Get inspired by the Rudy Brothers Company, Pittsburgh’s best stained glass window artists in the early 1900s, and make your own design on transparent paper 

-Make a Custom Terrible Towel 

Pittsburghers love our football team! Get inspired by Myron Cope’s original Terrible Towel and create an original design on a blank white towel.