DillyDally with Dalí Activities

DillyDally with Dalí is a program where children are invited to discover the creative world of Salvador Dalí through live arts & crafts activities inspired by the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibits. The program meets virtually via Zoom on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 5-5:30pm and in person throughout the month. See all upcoming events.

To help you prepare for the upcoming virtual sessions, below are the activities for each week along with a list of recommended materials. Materials are generally flexible and include standard household items.


DillyDally with Dalí, Pattern Sea example
The Dali Museum

September 2
activity: pattern sea

Recommended materials:

  • white 9×12 drawing paper
  • black sharpie or black thin line marker
  • crayons or markers

DillyDally with Dalí, Hot Air Balloon example
The Dali Museum

September 16
activity: hot air balloon

Recommended materials:

  • colorful construction paper strips (7 in. x ½ in.)
  • crayons, markers
  • sharpie or pencil
  • glue stick
  • 3 in.(approx.) diameter circle to trace
  • white drawing paper

DillyDally with Dalí, Britto Pumpkin example
The Dali Museum

October 7
activity: britto pumpkin

Recommended materials:

  • white painting paper
  • tempera paint in orange, yellow, white and black
  • paint brushes
  • water cup
  • paper towels
  • paint plates
  • pencils and erasers

DillyDally with Dalí, Oops Creature example
The Dali Museum

October 21
activity: oops creature

Recommended materials:

  • acrylic or tempura paint
  • white painting paper
  • paint brushes (small and medium)
  • water cup
  • paper towels
  • plate or palate