Hello and great to see you here.

This is where you will find daily activities that will all be easy to make for young and old alike; from common household items and recycled materials where possible. Please share them, make them and enjoy them.
In the next couple of weeks, we will be inviting you to help make work for largescale art installations. More details to come!

Scroll down the page to see the previous day’s activities.

We would love to see what you create, please send us images of your crafts to trailartuk@googlemail.com so we can share on our website. Morning

Bringing the beautiful outside in. We hope you enjoy these two nature based activities, don’t forget to share your creations with us at trailartuk@googlmail.com

Here we have a coupe of great activities to take you into the weekend. We hope you enjoy them and dont forget to send a picture of your creations to us at trailartuk@goolemail.com

Friday 22nd May 2020. Here’s another weekend activity bundle for you to enjoy and share. From bright colour picture making in the style of Romero Britto to nature paint brush and paint making. We hope you enjoy and don’t forget top share your makes with us at trailartuk@googlemail.com

Wednesday 20th May. A little late but a lot of fun, enjoy creating some great pictures with found objects.

Tuesday 19th May. Impressive impressionist, Philip Wilson Steer is the artist highlighted today. Double click or right click to print off the colouring sheets on page two.

Monday 18th May. We have all become accustomed to the view from our windows over the past few weeks, why not create a piece of artwork that shows your view? take inspiration from Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night’ picture with today’s activity. Don’t forget to share your creations with us at trailartuk@googlemail.com

Weekend triple activities. Learn about Alexander Calder, his styles of work and have a go yourself with these weekend activity sheets.

Tuesday 12th May. Oops, I got lost in a day of sculpture making. Please accept my apologies and here is tomorrows activity early! (see above)

Monday 11th May. Puppetry originated around 3000 years ago. Some believe that it originated in China, in the form of shadow puppetry. Others believe it originated in India. Some of the earliest kinds of puppets were the tribal masks with hinged jaws and jointed skulls used in religious ceremonies. Puppets evolved from these masks into doll like figures with movable limbs. Create your own puppet using an egg box with the instructions below.

Thursday and Bank Holiday weekend activities. As May the 8th Marks the 75th VE Day Celebrations we have created a collection of themed activities and crafts for you to enjoy. We hope you have a good weekend and we will be back on Monday morning with more daily activities. See below for all the activities and instructions.

White poppys are a symbol of peace, create a beautiful peace poppy for decoration or to wear as a broach. Follow the instructions below to create your own knitted, sewn or crochet poppys.

to create your own dove of peace, follow our tiktok video

Tuesday 5th May. Friday 8th May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe. This years VE Day was due to be marked with a series of national events across the UK. However with the announcement that the lockdown was extended these events will not be able to take place. To ensure that VE Day is still celebrated The “Stay At Home Street Party’ is being encouraged for all the UK public to celebrate in style whilst still social distancing . here is the first of our decoration and craft ideas for VE Day 2020.

Monday 4th May. Finally a use for all that junk mail! get crafty with these paper bead making instructions, make some jewelry, decorations or many other projects.

Sunday 3rd May. Wish you were there? Send a picture postcard. Create a picture postcard and send to family or friends or keep for yourself to brighten up your notice board or fridge.

Saturday 2nd May. Create a magazine mosaic with these quick and easy instructions, maybe a creative rainbow mosaic for your window or a colourful portrait, you don’t have to limit your ideas to paper either you could get creative with tin cans, wood and card too.

Friday 1st May. Have a go at creating a striking piece of art with this Ink on print activity. All you need is an old book, pencil and two different coloured pens.

Thursday 30th April. Is art art your cup of tea? In today’s activity tea is the art. Have a go at creating a painting using tea or coffee all the instructions are below.

Wednesday 29th April. Word up, today’s activity is a great exercise for the mind as well as for creating a great piece of art. Join us as we create some word art, choose your subject and get creative. Like it, love it, share it with us at trailartuk@googlemail.com

Join us as we create flags as a kinetic journals of hope and resilience through these unknown times. Display them outside, in your windows or share them online.. we would like to create a visual of hope by uplifting and connecting all people through this flag project . Please share your flags with us at trailartuk@googlemail.com or facebook

Thursday 23rd April. Join us in creating a Wassily Kandinsky inspired abstract art. Find out about the artist, his use of colour and how you can make your own Kandinsky inspired tree below.

Wednesday 22nd April. Karel Appel is our focus for today’s activity, Appel created many brightly coloured pieces of art from varying materials including cork, bark and wood. Create your own Karel Appel style relief from many items you will find around the house. Have fun and please share your makes with us at trailartuk@gmail.com.

Tuesday 21st April, Today’s activity is an opportunity to Sculpt your own Anthony Gormley inspired figure. Gormley refers to his figures in his FIELD artwork as ‘body surrogates’ energised by fire, sensitised by touch and made conscious by being given eyes, all of this process we can replicate using a simple salt dough recipe. We hope you enjoy this activity, remember to share your makes with us at trailartuk@googlemail.com

Monday 20th April . We’ve had a taste of Pop art now for a taste of Op art, today’s activity is a mind boggling Optical illusion picture inspired by Bridget Riley.

Love it? Share it! send us your pictures to trailartuk@googlemail.com and look on our ‘The Peoples Gallery’ page for your creations.

Arthur Wallis

Two Arthur Wallace inspired pieces created by TRAIL family

Sunday. Exploring artist Arthur Wallis and his work is today’s ‘Art in the style of’ activity. Wallis used materials and paints he found to create his works and we encourage you to try the same, make use of old pieces of cardboard, wood off-cuts and paint with remnants of emulsion, acrylic and/or watercolour paint. Don’t forget to share your makes with us at trailartuk@googlemail.com for ‘the peoples gallery’

Good Wednesday morning to you all. Here is our next in the series of ‘Arts in the style of’ activity. Today we are exploring the art of Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. we hope you enjoy todays activity, remember to share your makes with us at trailartuk@googlemail.co.uk 

Good Tuesday everyone, today’s activity is following the theme of ‘Arts in the style of’ . Today we have chosen Naum Gabo, a Russian constructivist. We hope you have fun creating a sculpture, remember to share your creations with us at trailartuk@googlemail.com

Good Monday morning, we hope you enjoy today’s activity based on the style of artist Banksy, don’t forget to share your creations with us at trailartuk@googlemail.com

 

Hoppy weekend, we hope you enjoy today’s Easter themed activity.

We would love to see your creations too, please send photos of your creations to trailartuk@googlemail.com

Bunny Sock

What you will need:

Old, new or odd sock

Scissors

Elastic bands or string to tie the sections

Fabric pen or marker

Optional:

Buttons, ribbon, felt, googly eyes, fabric glue or sewing thread and needle

Good Friday to you all.

We hope today’s activity gives you hours of fun either alone or with others in your house.

Send us your pictures of your creation

What you will need:

Pen or pencil

Coloured pens or pencils, different coloured papers or magazines for the numbers

Paper, wallpaper, or magazines to cover the tins

This activity is a nice reflective craft that is also very versatile, my destination journal contains hand drawn pictures, photographs and pictures cut from magazines of places i would like to visit after isolation. Your journal could be the same or an art, reflective, gratitude or daily journal.

what you will need

Paper scraps

Cereal box or other card

Hole punch if you have one

Thread, wool, string, ribbon, key ring loop or other item to tie up the pages

Scissors

Glue

Old magazines or pictures

Pen

What you will need:

Paper

Pencil

Coloured pens or pencils

What you will need:

Empty food tin

White paint or white paper

Paint brush if painting

Pink paper or pink pen

Black pen

Glue

White paper

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What you will need:

Cereal or other cardboard box or card for the loom

Scissors

Pencil

Ruler

Wool, string or thread for the warp

Wool string, thread, fabric scraps and or other materials for the weft

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Weaving loom

what you will need:

Toilet or kitchen roll

Scissors

Glue or double sided tape

What you will need:

Scrap paper, wallpaper, comics, magazines, books or leaflets

Cardboard box, glass jar, empty food tin or plastic container

Scissors

Glue

Roll a vase of flowers, drawing game

What you will need:

Scrap of Paper

Pen or pencil

Dice

Optional: coloured pens, pencils, paint or crayons to colour in your finished vase of flowers

Flowers Gam

What you will need:

Paper, magazines, leaflets, card, wallpaper or old books

Scissors

Glue

Cardboard sheet, cereal or packing box

Paper wings

This is a lovely, decorative activity that can be used in many ways, from brightening up an empty space, being a note and card holder to a birthday decoration

What you will need:

Milk bottle lid, coin or something small and round to draw around

Magazines, paper, card, wall paper, leaflets or any other varied colour paper scraps 

Pen or pencil

Scissors

String

Glue

What you will need:

Pen or pencil

Scissors

Different coloured paper, card or old magazines, scrap paper or wallpaper

Glue or stapler

Paint or different coloured pens

Cotton thread or string if hanging up

Paper Bird
paper Ladybugs

What you will need

Red paper, card or old magazines

Black paper, card or old magazines

Glue

Scissors

Optional:

Green Paper, card or magazines

String

Paper Daisy garland

What you will need:

White paper, card or old magazine

Yellow paper, card or old magazine

String 

Scissors

Glue

Todays activity is an old game that can be played many, many times over.

You will need:

Please see the instrucion sheet as there are many ways, using items found around the home that you can make this game.

O’s & X’s

What you will need:

Yellow card, paper, leaflets, wall paper or magazines

Glue stick or other glue

Scissors

Coloured card, paper, leaflets, wallpaper or magazines

Ruler (not essential)

Straw, bamboo skewer or pencil

(Optional) Green paper, card, leaflet, wallpaper or magazine

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What you will need:

Card or thick paper

Magazines, leaflets or different coloured paper

Glue stick (other glues will work too)

Pen

Scissors

Vase of flowers card

What you will need:

Old fabric scraps

Roll of sellotape or something round to use as a template

Scissors

Pen or pencil

Needle and thread

Button

Straw, bamboo skewer, pencil or knitting needle 

You will need:

One folded in half piece of card or thick paper in any size and colour

Thin twigs

PVA glue (other glues may work)

Any colour ink pad, paint or felt tip pen (for the birds)

Green pencil, crayon, buttons or paint (for the leaves)

Pencil or fine tip pen