Some different arts and crafts things to try out at home.
I have tried to keep it as simple as possible with as few materials as possible.
Wednesday 29th April
How are all the arts and crafts going?
This is a link to the British Library it has lots of different things about illustrations in children's books in including how to draw a Gruffalo and for you budding story tellers how to develop your own characters.
Grab a pencil and a piece of paper.
Sit in front of the mirror and draw a self portrait or ask someone to sit for you and draw their portrait.
Draw the view from outside of your bedroom window, front room window or any other window in the house.
Choose a favourite object or toy and draw it - put in as much detail as possible.
Fold a piece of paper into 6 or 8 pieces and fill each piece with a different doodle.
Choose your favourite book - pick 5 exciting moments from it and illustrate them.
Make a Book Mark
You could use paper and felt tips or coloured pencils. You don't need coloured paper you can just colour in your own. Also once you've seen the principal you can make any animal you like.
Explore the Tate Gallery in London.
This has absolutely loads of things to do. There are activities to try at home, all with instructions. There are games and quizzes and you can explore the works of famous artists. There are all sorts of styles on there, including Pop Art, Surrealism and and graffiti, as the Tate is a gallery for modern art.