Creative activities at home
Get creative - even when you can't visit us!
Art shouldn't be confined to the gallery.
Whether you’re looking for craft activities to do as a family, or want to explore art in a different way, we’ve got resources to help.
Please check back here as we will be updating this page!
Papier Maché Pottery
Using paper plates, glue and paper make your own vase inspired by James Tower’s Shell Vase.
Make an Op Art Bookmark
See what optical illusions you can make with our Op Art inspired bookmark.
How are artists inspired by their surroundings?
Be inspired by landscape artworks from our collection and have a go at creating your own.
Create your own shoebox gallery
Make your own gallery with our guide on how to make one from a shoebox and fill it with your own creations!
Missing us? You can also download some plans of our rooms and make your own Pallant House Gallery at home!
Take a Closer Look at… Mark Lancaster’s ‘Cambridge Red and Green’ (1968)
Delve a little deeper into this artwork with our discussion ideas and creative activities – including one using only Excel (yes, really!).
Make a Modern Art Aquarium
Make an aquarium full of fish inspired by artists!
- Sellotape, masking tape or blu-tac
10 things to do with a sheet of A4 paper
You don’t need an artist’s palette or other specialist tools to get creative!
Here are 10 ways to fold, cut and decorate paper to create different activities. Make a paper plane or fan using just paper, or grab scissors, glue or even some paints and colouring pencils to create masks, snowflakes, pop-up cards and more!
Make a Futurist paper puppet
- 4 paper fasteners
- Wool or embroidery thread
- Something to make holes in the paper – a hole puncher and knitting needle are ideal