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Art and Craft



As well as working with schools, The Education People and Children's University staff are committed to supporting children, young people and their families with home learning and enrichment opportunities.

We appreciate that this is an uncertain time for families but we hope that these home learning resources help you enjoy your time with your children, even in times of social distancing, self-isolation and possible lockdown.  Making happy memories, whilst learning during this time, will be very important to all.

These links have been given to us by a variety of partners including The Education People Advisors, Children's University Managers, Learning Destinations, libraries and partners such as Arts Award.  

This section of our website will be updated each day so do come back every now and then to see what's new.  Do click on the subject links on the left tab for more specific resources available to schools and families.


10 minute crafts (suitable for all ages and abilities)

  • Check out all of these fast and easy, 10-minute  crafts for kids.  These are great to use as an instant activity if kids are bored, as a temporary distraction, or as a  craft project for kids with short attention spans.


Animate Arts

  • Animate Arts will host at-home workshops for families.  

    You'll need toilet roll tubes (who has those??!), egg cartons and cardboard packaging - so don't throw them in the rubbish! Save your resources and keep tuned for further details about our online Easter fun.


Art Projects for schools (but suitable for home)

  • Click on each image to download a PDF version of the resource. Available to all, they hope you find the collection of curriculum-based resources useful and inspiring. 


Arts Award - How to deliver Arts Award remotely

  • This Trinity blog provides some excellent tips for how you can deliver Arts Award remotely.


The Big Draw

  • The Big Draw is a festival every autumn but there is loads of inspiring material here.


Big Ideas at home

  • Big Ideas delivers a wide range of projects, primarily in the sectors of culture, heritage and sports. Current projects include:
  1. Foundations at Home
  2. No Barriers at Home
  3. The Great Exhibition at Home


Cardboard Capers

  • Cardboard Capers is a weekly family craft challenge set by Animate Arts Company CIC.  It is free to take part in and uses families' imaginations and materials destined for the recycling bin.  The Challenges launch every Friday morning at 9am on YouTube. 


CBeebies (primary)

  • Art and craft activities for primary-aged children.


Climate Museum UK

  • This campaign encourages people to take #TimetoMend and to share their creative acts of upcycling and mending. 


Colouring Heroes

  • Colouring sheets designed to thank our Key Workers during this lockdown.


Creative Bug

  • Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques.


Creative Folkestone

  • Looking for some inspiration to make home-schooling a bit more creative, or a project to work on with the kids whilst at home? These free creative learning resources were developed from work with local schools and use the  Folkestone Artworks exhibition as inspiration.


Creativity Cures

  • They invite younger generations (suggested ages of between 4-18) to pick up any 'mark-making' tools you may possess around the home; from raw, synthetic art materials, digital graphics, even textiles, and use them to create something that conveys your feelings, captures your emotions, brings you joy, communicates positivity, unites us, extends peace and increases hope to everyone in the world right now!


Culture Street  (Key Stage 2 and 3)

  • Culture Street has instructions for things like animation, films about museums and galleries, interviews with artists.


Do, Think, Share

  • The Create to Connect Challenge:  Sign up for two weeks of daily creative challenges, starting on the 23rd March.


Draw tips from Nick Sharratt

  • Nick Sharratt is a British illustrator and author of children's books, whose work is split between illustrating for writers, most notably Jacqueline Wilson and Jeremy Strong, but also Giles Andreae, Julia Donaldson and Michael Rosen.



  • Rob says "When the coronavirus pandemic quarantine period began in Spring/Summer 2020, I realised that lots of people were going to find themselves at home with their children for several weeks/months looking for things to do. So I decided to post a draw-along video every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am GMT that parents could watch with their kids and, hopefully, make some nice pictures. Here they all are. Feel free to watch and share them with anybody and everybody. I'd love to see the results, so please send me your pictures on social media using the hashtag #DrawWithRob. I am  @RobBiddulphon Twitter,  @rbiddulphon Instagram and  robbiddulphauthor on Facebook. Oh, and  hereis my YouTube channel too."


The Entertainer's Boredom Busting Activity Hub

  • Welcome to The Entertainer's Boredom Busting Activity Hub! They have uploaded lots of content to keep children entertained whilst at home. Check back regularly for updates and new activity sheets! Please feel free to download and share! They have also created a NEW Facebook group where they will share more ideas, and ask that you share your own boredom busting ideas with them!


Home Learning Packs from Stonewall

  • At such a difficult and uncertain time, Stonewall knows that education staff, parents and carers are facing unprecedented challenges. However, it's at times like these that we can come together to help each other. That's why Stonewall has launched a series of home learning packs. Whether you're a teacher sending work home for your students, or a parent or carer looking for some activities for your child, these packs are for you. There's a primary, secondary and SEND version of each pack, complete with suggested activities and supporting materials to support your child's learning:
  1. Creativity learning pack:  The creativity packs include a range of activities with curriculum links to art, computing, DT, English, music, PE and PSHE.
  2. Different families learning pack:  The Different families packs include a range of art, English and computing activities for Primary, Secondary and SEND pupils.
  3. English activities learning pack:  The English packs include a range of activities with curriculum links to art, history, geography, music and PSHE.
  4. Frida Kahlo learning pack: The Frida Kahlo packs include a range of art, English and computing activities for Primary, Secondary and SEND pupils.
  5. LGBT history learning pack:  The LGBT history packs include a range of art, DT, English, history, music, science, PSHE, PE and computing activities.


How to draw a Minion!

  • Children can have minion-tastic fun joining Chris Meledandri (Co-Founder and CEO of Illumination) and Brad Ableson (Co-Director of Minions: The Rise of Gru) as they show us how to draw a Minion. Share creations online by using the hashtags #creativity&confidence and #myminion.


The Imagination Tree

  • Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest children.   


Jumpstart Art (suitable for all ages and abilities)

  • Downloadable art worksheets for all to enjoy.



  • With with many children home-bound for the foreseeable future we are pleased to have available a number of free-to-download, printable resources and activities to keep them entertained, including colouring sheets, cutting guides and class worksheets.


Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems (suitable for all ages)

  • Mo Willems⁠-a bestselling author and illustrator⁠-has announced that he will be teaching drawing every weekday on YouTube to kids who are now at home. Mo will be having sessions called Lunch Doodles where he will occupy the little ones by doodling together with them.


Make your own at home art equipment

  • Here are some exciting activities you can do from home such as making your own playdough.


Minecraft lessons

  • Get started with Minecraft: Education Edition using these starter kits, each with lessons, downloadable worlds, and tutorials in core school subjects.


Pebble painting ideas

  • There are plenty of beautiful ideas here.  We suggest you keep hold of the decorated pebbles until we are free to explore the outdoor environment more freely.


Red Ted Art

  • Fun, easy and "do-able" crafts for kids and grown ups. Using every day materials, making DIY a great activity to do together. 


Turner Contemporary

  • Art Rebels is a new online workshop series designed to engage young creatives at home. Each week we will be uploading a new video from one of our sponsored artists who will show you how.