Our Top 5 autumn crafts for kids

10/9/2020 1:54:47 PM
Our Top 5 autumn crafts for kids
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With the beginning of October around the corner, we are well into the autumn season. Less daylight means more time indoors with the little ones, so we've selected our favourite autumn crafts for kids to keep all the family busy! 

Below we've hand-picked 5 of our top activities perfect for this time of year. Not found the right thing here? You can find a wide range of activities and online events to enjoy at home on this website. Enjoy browsing! 

As always we'd love to see your creations, so make sure you tag us on social media.

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1. Make your own beautiful feathers

 Autumn art ideas: Make your own beautiful feathers

Picture of feathers made by Brenda CoyleFREE. Artist, Brenda Coyle. Recommended for little ones and their grown ups. 

Artist Brenda Coyle takes you through this simple idea to create stunning, unique watercolour feathers. Use them to decorate gifts, make bookmarks and to apply to many different crafts. 

Brenda offers weekly classes, so you can join her each week to create some fun, relaxed art using simple art supplies which you may have around the home. Read more about her at-home activities. 

Adult help is needed if doing this with little ones. Use your imagination and start making!

2. October Half Term: Watts at home

Activities to keep you busy during October half term

Autumnal illustrationSaturday 24 October - Sunday 1 November, Watts Gallery - Artists' Village. Recommended for ages: 5 - 16 years.

Kick start your half term with a visit to Watts Gallery - Artists' Village (Surrey) and pick up one of their new Create Kits.

Create Kits contain everything you need to make a masterpiece! This edition includes activity cards and materials to create art using impressions of nature, inspired by the exhibition Unto This Last: Two Hundred Years of John Ruskin. Use the kit in our beautiful woodlands or at home. Your kit is yours to keep.

Plan your visit to Watts Gallery.

3. Creative Explorers

Art and craft activities for children: Creative Explorers

Text: Creative Explorers FREE. By Arts Connected - Staffordshire Libraries. Recommended for ages: 5 - 12 years.

Creative Explorers is a programme of free artist-led activities designed for children and young people to take part and have fun creating, using a variety of new & exciting methods.

They recently launched a new programme with themes linked to this year's Staffordshire History Festival. New activities will be posted each Saturday by 10am until 31 October. 

Get creative!

4. Think like an interior designer and an architect...

 Craft ideas for the kids: Think like an interior designer and an architect

FREE. By Open City. Recommended for ages: 6 - 16 years. 

Do you ever look at a building and wonder who lives there? In this lift-the-flap illustration exercise, you can use your imagination to create characters living inside a building, your interior design skills to create their home, and your architect’s intellect to decorate the outside of the building.

it shows you how to think like an interior designer and an architect and, most importantly, how to use your imagination to create something wonderful! It also includes templates if you don't want to draw your own.

Get started on your first creation.

5. Paper Marbling

More art ideas for the kids: Paper Marbling 

Image of paper marbling FREE. By Ikon Gallery. Recommended for ages: 5 - 16 years.

Great for your little ones, Ikon Gallery show you how to turn leftover food colouring and materials you can find around the home into beautiful marbled creations!

Follow these step by step instructions to create your own paper marbling. Ikon Gallery would love to see your creations, share your results by tagging @ikongallery on social media.

Discover how to create your own paper marbling.

Check out our activity libraryphysical event listings and online-event listings for even more ways to get creative at home.


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