Whilst it isn’t always recognised creativity is a key part of our emotional and physical wellbeing. Whether it’s dancing, singing, writing, painting or any number of other creative activities, make time every day to embrace your creativity. If you’re stuck for ideas, have a look at the resources we’ve gathered together to help get your creativity flowing.
Lockdown Labyrinth Toolkit
Create your labyrinth using any items you can grab your hands on from your household.
Melted Crayon Butterflies
Create something a little different with a bit of heat, adult supervision recommended.
Folded Paper Bracelets
Use this easy tutorial to create some fun bracelets needing only paper and colours.
Easy Origami Creations
Spend some time creating intricate shapes with a sheet of paper and a pinch of patience.
Creative Idea Boredom Pack
Hartlepool Borough Council have designed this large pack of ideas for young people to stay creative during lockdown.
Quarantine Play Manual
El Warcha have designed a weekly released manual with DIY activities to stay creative in lockdown.
Creative Circus Movements
Watch this series of short videos to try some circus movements which can be practised at home.
Downloadable Colouring Resources
Illustrator Geo Law has released free to download resources which you can print off and spend some time colouring in.
Create a miniature book
Use this guide from the British Library to make a miniature book for your miniature needs.
Video Charades with friends
Wanting to try something different with your friends whilst social distancing? try creating a game of charades for your Zoom call.
Simple Tie Dye T-Shirts
Got some plain white t-shirts lying about? Try adding some funk by tie-dying your shirts to add some vibrance to your wardrobe.
Code your own Raspberry Pi Game
Follow the tutorial to code your own game using Scratch to make a game that is playable on Raspberry Pi. Raspberry Pi not needed to make the game.
Create your own content
Kapwing has a free content creation tool allowing users to make images, gifs and videos, with a premium version available giving access to.
Daily Drawing Prompts
Carson Ellis releases daily drawing prompts to his blog with tutorials to aide in creation.
100 Day Project
Choose an art project and work on it everyday for 100 days and share your creation on Instagram with #The100Day Project.
Draw your favourite Disney characters
Use the playlist to learn how to draw some of Disney’s most popular characters.
Create your own Cartoon
Why not try your hands at making your own cartoon. Follow the weekly tutorials for tips on the art of cartoon creation.
Create a DIY Positivity Jar
Fill a jar with all the good things (big or small) that happen in your life each day.
Draw Everyday with JKK
Art and drawing lessons from New York Times-bestselling author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka!
Create a Dream Catcher
Why not learn about and spend some time creating a dream catcher.