Write a Diary from the Deep – Inspired by Jacques Cousteau

WRITE A DIARY FROM THE DEEP Sacre bleu… It’s an underwater city! In AQUILA’s Undersea Explorer issue we found out all about the fascinating life of undersea explorer extraordinare, Jacques Cousteau! Now’s the time to dive right into another mer-vellous (geddit?!) activity!  YOUR MISSION In Conshelf II, Jacques Cousteau created a whole underwater settlement with […]

How to go stargazing

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GUIDE TO STARGAZING Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered how to find the constellations? It might seem impossible at first, there are so many stars! But you’ll be relieved to know there are actually only 88 named constellations. And you can only see around half of them at a time, […]

Make Fabulous Festive Wrapping

MAKE FESTIVE WRAPPING PAPER Creating your own wrapping paper is lots of fun, saves money and can be better for the environment! Let’s use our imaginations, prepare stencils, then paint them onto wrapping paper as patterns to make your gifts look simply stunning!    YOU WILL NEED: – Sugar paper (A4, A3 or A1)  – […]

Make a Cosy Christmas Grotto and Pomanders

Make a cosy Christmas grotto! What could be more magical than creating your own Christmas nook to snuggle up in? Harvey wants you to be super inventive and go hunting around your home for bits and pieces to create your own cosy Christmas grotto, fit for Father Christmas himself! The centrepiece will be a bowl […]

Make Paper Star Decorations

MAKE PAPER STARS You might think Calculata and I don’t see eye-to-eye on a lot of things, but you’d be dead wrong! Actually we collaborate all the time, sharing inspiration and ideas and making things together. One of our favourite ways to combine our skills is by making these beautiful paper star ornaments. Why not […]

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 […]

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 […]