Make the most of your time at home, and jump into some fun creative projects with the kids. Here are some of our top resources for keeping our families inspired, without leaving the house.

For live streams of kids’ activities, check the Hoop app.

We will continue to add to our list of resources, so if there’s something you’d like to share with other families, let us know here.

Animal Creations for Kids with Narinder Sagoo

FOR AGES: 4YRS+ | AT-HOME ACTIVITY| FREE
Designed by The Big Draw patron Narinder Sagoo, you and your kids can follow beautifully illustrated step-by-step instructions to make dinosaurs, elephants and giraffes. Even better, you’ll build them using recycled egg boxes, milk cartons and various other objects that you’re likely to find in your home. View instructions for animal creations.

The Artful Parent

FOR AGES: 3YRS+ | VIDEO| FREE
Find a wealth of easy and fun kid-friendly arts and crafts to keep the whole family crafting with the Artful Parent. Our favourites include Melted Crayon Art and Double Doodle Art. Check out The Artful Parent.

Bluprint Creative Care Package

FOR AGES: 5YRS+ | WEBSITE | FREE UNTIL 9TH APRIL
Bluprint are giving free unlimited access to online art, creative workshops and more until April 9th. Kids can draw comic books, learn sewing or knitting, take a class in pet photography and more. Visit Bluprint.

Craft TV – Origami

FOR AGES: 3YRS+ | VIDEO | FREE 
Grab some squares of paper and start folding a world of animals, objects and decorations. Origami TV is has hundreds or easy to follow instructional videos for kids. Start folding with Origami TV.

#drawwithrob Online Art Club

FOR AGES: 3YRS+ | VIDEO | FREE 
Learn to draw with award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Rob Biddulph at 10am every Tuesday and Thursday morning. Grab a piece of paper and a pencil and join-in, whatever your age. Draw with Rob

Disney Colouring World

FOR AGES: 2YRS+ | APP |£5.99 PER MONTHH
Let kids get creative with their favourite Disney and Pixar characters with this creative app. Explore an ever-expanding universe of characters, from Mickey and Minnie Mouse to Frozen’s Anna and Elsa, and the cast of Toy Story. Download app

Kids Art Hub

FOR AGES: 3YRS+ | VIDEO | FREE 
Updated daily, resident artist Rob at Kids Art Hub publishes a new ‘how to’ drawing tutorial for kids to follow. Lessons include how to recreate your favourite cartoon characters to seasonally themed projects. Watch Kids Art Hub.

Noel Fielding Online Art Club

FOR AGES: 3YRS+ | SOCIAL MEDIA | FREE 
Artist, and star of The Mighty Boosh and Great British Bake Off, Noel Fielding, has started an online Art Club to keep folk occupied while at home. What more do we need to say. Every day, kids are encouraged to post their homegrown artistic efforts on Twitter, with Fielding and his chums picking a winner. Share your art with Noel Fielding.

Penguin Kids Activity Packs

FOR AGES: 3YRS+ | WEBSITE | FREE 
Book publisher Penguin shares stacks of fun games and activities you can do at home. From how to make an astronaut helmet for your teddy bear to Diary of a Wimpy Kid activity packs, there’s stacks of ideas to download on this helpful website. Go to Penguin.

Pinterest Crafts

FOR AGES: 2YRS+ | SOCIAL MEDIA | FREE
Create a boredom box packed with a few craft materials (glue, string, paints, pipe cleaners) and recycled materials (tissue boxes, cardboard, jars, water bottles) and let your kid’s imagination go wild!  For a treasure trove of ideas head over to Pinterest’s kids crafts section. Start crafting with Pinterest.

Tinkerlab

FOR AGES: 4YRS+ | WEBSITE | FREE FOR 45 DAYS
Lead by Rachelle Doorley, costume designer, prop maker and art teacher, Tinker Lab is a rich source of inspiration for parents looking to keep creative kids occupied. Visit Tinkerlab

Usborne Activity Sheets

FOR AGES: 2YRS+ | WEBSITE | FREE
Popular book publisher Usborne Children’s Books offer a range of free downloadable activity sheets packed with puzzles and activities. From monster shape drawing sheets to solving a murder mystery, new ideas are added on a weekly basis. Get activity sheets


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