Welcome to our FREE creative art and craft projects for kids to do at home! Our popular Kids Creative Space and School Holiday Program is now available online. In these FREE workshops, kids can learn to make and create awesome stuff with our online educator via video tutorials and downloadable instruction sheets.
In keeping with the nature of the current health situation Worldwide, we have redesigned our workshops and activities with a view for kids to repurpose, recycle and reuse things sourced from around your home- simples!
We will be uploading new workshops twice weekly during the School Holidays and once weekly during the School Term. Pop back for new activities, and be sure to share them with your friends!
Make a Milk Carton Fairy House!
Make an adorable personalised Fairy House to attract fairies to your garden!
Collect natural objects like stones, sticks and seed pods along with feathers, leaves and flowers from your garden to decorate your little Fairy House.
We used an empty milk carton for the house and an empty cereal box for the Fairy's own little garden. Repurpose, recycle and reuse!
My Garden - Nature Patterns
Make your own unique garden inspired artwork! Exhibiting artist and educator Rosie Lloyd-Giblett typically works 'en plein air' - that means she creates her artworks outside in the open. Working like Rosie, this awesome art making activity will teach kids how to look for and utilise textures and patterns found in nature- specifically in their own garden at home. Combine these into a unique representation of your garden- a collage! (a collection or combination of various materials).
Make your own Easter Sock Bilby!
Just in time for this weekend's Easter egg hunting- make your own adorable Easter Sock Bilby! A cuddly, Aussie inspired Easter toy that you can make from things you already have at home (especially all those socks that are missing their partners :-) ! Repurpose, recycle and reuse!
You can watch our Gallery Educator make this adorable Easter Sock Bilby with easy to follow instructions. But be careful- they're so much fun you could end up using all of your socks making lots!! (We advise asking Mum or Dad which socks you can use hehe!)
Make a Garden Easter Bunny!
Nature and art go hand in hand- quite literally!
Using found objects from your garden, make a beautiful Easter-inspired artwork at home! Repurpose, recycle and reuse!
This is a great activity for the big kids (and big kids at heart!)
Turn a disused t-shirt into a uniquely you carry bag! No sewing skills necessary- just ink, glitter pens, paint and your imagination! Add your own artistic flourishes and make a bag you'll love to use! Repurpose, recycle and reuse!
Make a Garden Windchime!
Get inspired by the colours and unused materials found around your home!
Using found objects and materials from your home, garden or even found on a leisurely walk, make a beautiful windchime that catches the breeze with unique tinks and clinks! Repurpose, recycle and reuse!
Make a Weaved Wall Hanging!
It seems weaved wool decorations are still all the rage, so how about making one of your own!
All you need is wool, ribbon or string to make a sweet little weaved wall hanging to gift or to keep! Repurpose, recycle and reuse!
Make a Pom Pom Pet!
Pom Pom Pets are fun and easy to make! Get creative and turn your creations into animals, monsters or even funny little aliens!
All you need is wool, cardboard and googly eyes to make these fun little friends! Repurpose, recycle and reuse!
Make a Gift that Grows!
Not many gifts continue to give long after they've been gifted. So how about making something extra special for Mum or your special someone this year with beautiful Seed Paper Hearts!
You'll make paper with embedded plant seeds- perhaps pretty flowers or some veggie garden seedlings. You can then help plant them in the garden for Mum or your special someone to watch grow as the days and weeks go by :-) Repurpose, recycle and reuse!
Make your own Puffy Paint!
Why paint flat when you can paint puffy?!
Just in time for this weekend! Paint Mum or your special someone a fun and colourful puffy picture!
Puffy paint really brings your art to life! Repurpose, recycle and reuse!
Make a unique Nature Necklace!
Its not so easy to buy from the shops at the moment, and besides- Mum's always love something made by hand :-)
Make Mum or your special someone, a handcrafted Nature Necklace! Using found objects and nature pieces from the garden, make something special straight from the heart to give this Mother's Day. Repurpose, recycle and reuse!
Make an Egg Carton Pirate Ship!
Make a truly eggcellent pirate ship from left over egg cartons and toilet rolls! Repurpose, recycle and reuse!
You might need an adult or big person to help with scissors ;-) We painted ours brown with red flags. Perhaps you could paint your flag with a Jolly Roger!
Why is it called such a funny name? "Barti wore a red coat and the French nicknamed him 'Le Joli Rouge', which was corrupted into 'Jolly Roger' and came to mean the flag rather than the person. Barti was a rather strait-laced sort of pirate who banned drinking on board ship, insisted on early nights for the crew and never attacked on a Sunday." - Wikipedia. Sounds like Barti was a kinda nice sort of Pirate!