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.

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Send us pictures of anything you create using these resources and we’ll share them online.

 

Get doodling with Zentangles

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

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

Colouring for Adults

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

NEW artist colouring pages

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

Designer colouring pages

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

Papercraft

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

Crafty Animal Hands!

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

Make your own Easter Bunny Ears!

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

Create your own paper city

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

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…

Drawing Games and Challenges

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

Colouring for Kids

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

Paint your own dandelion!

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

Clown Camp

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

WWF Craft Ideas and activities

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

Create to Connect May 2020

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

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