Make A Vendor’s Tray

MAKE AN INVITING VENDOR’S TRAY This eye-catching vendor’s tray is a really fun way to test out your newfound money-making skills. It can be used at family film nights, at school fairs and street parties… wherever people are likely to be looking for snacks (which, let’s face it, is everywhere, ed). We’ve chosen to make […]

Make A Secret Book Safe

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MAKE A SECRET HOLLOW BOOK SAFE The main problem with living a life fraught with intrigue and mystery is that you’re always running out of places to hide top-secret documents. Are you a protective detective whose filing is ineffective? Do you prefer your international espionage with a healthy dose of home crafts? Well LOOK NO […]

Make an Art Sculpture

Make a sculpture worthy of the Turner Prize! POLLY’S MISSION To celebrate this year’s Turner Prize exhibition (not to mention our brand new ART SHOW issue of AQUILA magazine), you’re going to make a sculpture. ‘What’s a sculpture?’ you ask. That’s an excellent question! A sculpture is a piece of art that is three dimensional (3D) […]

Make A Screen print

Super-duper screen printing Screen printing is a process used by artists and printers. By the 1600s it was a highly-developed art in China and Japan, and it gradually spread to Europe. It had gained popularity in England by the early 1900s and has been used in advertising since the 1920s. It became popular in the […]

Recreate a Turner Masterpiece

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Recreate a Turner Masterpiece Joseph Mallord (no, not like the duck) William Turner was born in London in 1775. His dad was a barber, but at the age of 14 Joseph went to study painting at the Royal Academy of Arts. He loved to draw and paint out in the open air, which was unusual […]

31 Days of Arty Summer Fun

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31 Days of Arty Summer Fun Artists love to get up to ALL KINDS of shenanigans, and now it’s time for you to join in the fun. Here are 31 amazing challenges for you to take part in. One for each day of August. Some are silly, some are tricky, some are just plain disgusting […]

Make Your Own Festival Mask

MAKE YOUR OWN MASK We have a trio of fabulous festival mask ideas for you to make at home – which one will you choose? YOU WILL NEED: BASICS: • Strong card (e.g. recycled from a board-backed envelope) • Pencil • Scissors • Mask template (download here) FOR THE COMICS MASK: • An old comic • Glue […]

Make a Custom Jacket

Make a Custom Jacket Customising old and unwanted clothes can be a brilliant way to express your unique personality, save items from landfill AND spread love for your favourite bands/authors/biscuit brands. A great place to start is with denim, because it’s stiff enough and strong enough to withstand being painted on, glued on, snipped and […]

Make a Dinosaur Diorama Book Nook

Make a Dino Diorama Book Nook Have you ever loved a story so much that you wanted to disappear into it? Book nooks are mini worlds created inside a bookshelf. The idea seems to have originated in 2018 with a Tokyo artist called Monde, but the diorama is actually much older. It was invented by […]

Japan and manga themed activities for kids

Six Japan and manga themed activities you HAVE to try Are you ready for SIX brand-spanking new Awesome Activities to accompany our Manga issue? This month we’re looking at Japan and manga-themed activities. We’ve got sensational sakura printing, a whole heap of monkey business, a manga drawing challenge, some weird wave science, a bug hunt […]