Kids Crafts

1. Summer Holiday Crafts

As we are unable to run our summer workshops this year, why not try some of these holiday themed crafts at home?
All you need is a printer, some thick paper or thin card, scissors, glue, felt tip pens and/or colouring pencils and a few other basic materials.
Click on the images to download the templates.

‘At the Beach’ Colouring Sheet
Colour in this beach scene – why not draw in your own family on holiday!

Holiday Souvenir Plate
Create your own summer holiday souvenir – write in the name of your favourite destination. You will need a small paper plate for this one.

Mosaic Sun Decoration
Colour in the small shapes in lots of different colours, cut out the circles and glue back to back. Thread through a piece of string/wool at the top for hanging up.

Make Your Own Postcards!
Cut out the two postcards. Draw a picture on the backs. Write a message on the other side and the addresses of who you would like to give them to.

Sealife Mobile
Colour in a selection of sealife pictures. Cut out and glue back to back. Thread through a piece of string/wool at the top of each one. Tie them onto a stick/tree branch to create your mobile.

Decorate Your Own Seashell
Colour in and decorate with any stickers and fancy papers you may have!

Punch & Judy Theatre: Put on a Show!
Colour in this theatre front, cut it out and glue it onto some thick card or cardboard to create a three-sided standing theatre.

Punch & Judy Puppets
A selection of your favourite Punch & Judy characters to colour in. Cut them out, glue onto lolly sticks and put on a show in your hand-made theatre!


2. Teddy Bear Picnic Crafts

Here are some crafts to help you organise your own teddy bear’s picnic, either in the house, or out in the garden.
All you need is a printer, some thick paper or thin card, scissors, glue, string, elastic and felt tip pens and/or colouring pencils.
Click on the images to download the templates.

Teddy Bear’s Picnic Bunting
Decorate your picnic area with this themed bunting. Colour in as many triangles as you need, fold back the top section and glue onto a length of string.

Teddy Bear Mask
Colour in your own bear mask – wear it at your picnic or use it as a decoration!

Teddy Bear Paper Doll
Make your own teddy bear doll – colour it in, draw on a face and some clothes – it can join you on your picnic! Why not make a set of them?

Colouring Card / Invite
A charming picture to colour in! Send it to someone special – or you could use it as an invite for your picnic (give it to someone in your house.)

Go on a Bear Hunt!
Print, cut out and hide the bears around the house and/or garden.

Bear Hunt Sheet
Bears for Hiding


3. Second World War Themed Crafts

Commemorate and celebrate this year’s 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War with our selection of themed activities and crafts.
All you need is a printer, some thick paper or thin card, scissors, string, elastic and felt tip pens and/or colouring pencils.
Click on the images to download the templates.


‘Mickey Mouse’ Gas Mask
Why not colour your mask red and blue to make it look like a child’s World War Two ‘Mickey Mouse’ gas mask? Even though this type of gas mask didn’t really look like the cartoon mouse, the bright colours and the friendly name helped to make it less frightening for small children.


Propaganda Posters
During the Second World War, the government used posters to get its messages over to the public. There was no television or internet to do this! Colour in these wartime posters, you can add other details if you wish. Why not design your own poster? Can you come up with your own slogan?


Word Search Puzzles
Two puzzles (one easy, one not so easy!) containing wartime words associated with food, farming and rationing.

Union Jack Bunting
Make your own Union Jack bunting for your V.E. and V.J. Day type celebrations. Colour in as many triangles as you need. Punch a hole in the two top corners. Thread the triangles through some string or ribbon, you might want to alternate large and small triangles.