Get Creative! Craft ideas to make and do at home

To help everyone through these tricky times, we’ll be adding creative ideas that you can do in the safety and comfort of your own home. Keep checking back to this page for updates. The resources on these pages can be downloaded and are free to use. If you have any ideas that you would like to share with others please get in touch at art@qube-oca.org.uk.

We want to see your creations!
Send us pictures of anything you create using these resources and we’ll share them online.

 

Yoga and visual arts activities

ShapeShift is a yoga and visual arts project by Elixir Arts. Click here to see a series of videos….

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Regrow your own vegetables

Sara Jolly shows you how to regrow your own leftover vegetables. This activity is part of our ‘Good things to do at home’ project…

NEW artist colouring pages

Artist, Stephen Brown has released some of his iconic animal images as colouring pages. Click here…

Make a cardboard dinosaur

These 3D dinosaurs are really simple to make, with very few materials. Click here for templates…

Make a milk carton T-Rex!

This milk bottle T-Rex by Darrell Wakelam is fun and easy to make. Click here for instructions…

Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Check out this brilliant indoor scavenger hunt by visual artist, Jamila Thomas. Click here…

Yip Yips Hanging Baskets

These friendly monster hanging baskets can be knitted or crocheted. A free pattern has been made by Carissa Browning and Rachel Woodworth. Click here…

Isolation Wildlife Photography Awards

From houseplants to houseflies, garden birds to bees, pick up your camera and get snapping. Run by IWPA2020. Click here for competition details

Drawing Games and Challenges

These drawing games and ideas by visual artist, Jamila Thomas will help you to get inspired! Click here…

Colouring for Adults

Pick and choose from a range of free downloadable colouring sheets for adults (and kids). Click here…

Create to Connect May 2020

64MillionArtists.com are inviting everyone to get creative this May with daily challenges. Click here for details…

Miniature paper theatres!

Illustrator Rebecca Whitby has created templates showing how to create a miniature theatre. Click here…

Pebble painting

SaTH are calling for painted pebbles to create paths at Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals. Click here for details…

Make a quilt without sewing!

For those who don’t fancy sewing, this quilt can be made with knots! Click here to find out how…

Make a Crochet Granny Square

This simple granny square pattern is a perfect way to start your crocheting journey! Click here…

Papercraft

Ideas and templates to help you get creative with paper. These simple techniques include weaving, bending and origami. Click here…

Make a balloon-powered LEGO car

This balloon LEGO car activity is easy and simple, and it’s a fun time for the entire family! Click here…

Make your own Easter Bunny Ears!

Make your own personalised bunny ears with this free downloadable template. Click here…

Calling all young writers!

Shrewsbury based book specialist, Button & Bear, and the University of Nottingham have teamed up to bring you ‘Our Shropshire Stories’ writing competition. Click here for details…

Colouring for Kids

Pick and choose from a range of free downloadable colouring sheets for kids (and adults). Click here…

WWF Craft Ideas and activities

WWF have put together a great range of activities to help with isolation. Click here…

Walk with Me

Join Emily Wilkinson for a series of creative activities inspired by walks. Part of our ‘Good things to do at home’ project…

Simple wool garlands

These quick and easy garlands can be made with any left over wool pieces. Click here…

Create a dinosaur landscape

Colour in and cut out these templates to create your own dinosaur landscape picture. Click here…

Get doodling with Zentangles

Zentangles are a simple and relaxing way to create patterned drawings. Click here for a beginners guide…

Clown Camp

Tricks, tips and games to help children of all ages find their inner clown from Clowns Without Borders UK. Click here…

Knit and donate a heart

Help brighten the day of those struggling with coronavirus. Click here to find out more…

Stylish crochet hanging baskets

These crochet hanging baskets are perfect for decorating the home or for storage. Click here for the pattern…

Grayson Perry's Art Club!

Grayson Perry one of Britain’s leading artists is on a mission to unleash our collective creativity and unite the nation through art. Click here for details…

Crafty Animal Hands!

Make your own crafty animal hands with Shropshire based visual artist, Jamilia Thomas. Click here…

Design your own rubber stamps!

Illustrator Rebecca Whitby explains how to design and create your own rubber stamps. Click here…

Picasso inspired portraits!

Artist Alana Bullock shows you how to make a Picasso Portrait. Part of our ‘Good things to do at home project’…

Make a paper poppy

Have a go at making these beautiful poppies with this simple template. Click here for details…

Create a string picture!

These quick and easy string pictures are a great way to decorate your home. Click here for details…

Sew your own gift bag!

These fabric gift bags are the perfect sewing project for beginners. Click here for instructions… 

Make your own Face Mask

Try these three simple methods of making your own face mask – either sewn or non-sewn. Click here for details…

Create a paper city

British architects Foster + Partners have created some great templates for kids to make and decorate their own paper city. Click here…

Designer colouring pages

Lush Designs have made some of their beautiful artwork free to download and colour in. Click here…

Create your own Comic Strip

Create your own superhero story with you as the star. These comic strip templates are free and easy to use. Click here…

Paint your own dandelion!

Reuse all those empty toilet rolls and create a fun and simple dandelion painting. Click here…

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