Until 31 May 2021
Watts Tots - Online
Discover simple art tutorials specially designed by our Make Space artists and perfect for under 5s. Guided by video tutorials and free printable activity sheets, experiment with different techniques and explore the wonderful creations that can be made from limited resources.
Charlie Betts shares how to make your own cute woodland creature print.
Collaged Birds - 1 January
This month Charlie Betts shares how to make your own patterned papers to create collaged bird pictures full of colour and texture.
Galaxy Dough - 4 December
Artist Charlie Betts shares her recipe for the perfect spangled galaxy dough and ideas for tools and props to extend the sensory and imaginative play!
Firework Paintings - 6 November
Make your own fireworks this year! Artist Charlie Betts shares three ways to create beautiful firework paintings, including making a special firework paintbrush!
Nature Wands - 2 October
Make a wand using natural materials gathered from a woodland walk, together with colourful wool, ribbons, feathers and other bits and bobs you have to make it your own! Artist Charlie Betts shares how.
Clay Tree Faces - 4 September
Sculpt clay faces using air-hardening clay and use natural objects to add features and decoration. Artist Charlie Betts shares how. Inspired by the decoration of Watts Chapel.
Make your own stamps and brushes - 7 August
Swap your ordinary paint brush for a homemade stamp or 'brush' using just household items. Artist Charlie Betts shares how to make them in a matter of moments and use them to create an artwork full of pattern and texture.
Puffy Paint Ice Creams - 3 July
G F Watts experimented with mixing different things into his paint - like potato juice! Now you can experiment by making foamy paint to make summery colourful ice creams.
Suncatcher Drawings- 26 June
Add some colour to your room by making suncatcher drawings to string up at your window.
Mirror Print - 19 June
Make bright and beautiful mirror prints using finger paints
Draw Home - 5 June
Join artist Charlie Betts to create a collage drawing of your home, complete with a colourful rainbow!
Painting with Objects - 29 May
Make marks with objects to create paintings with lots of energy and movement.
In the Frame - 22 May
This week, Watts Tots can collect, sort, select and display a range of with everyday items to create a masterpiece.
Fish Sculpture - 15 May
Join artist Charlie Betts in making colourful sparkly fish by cutting and decorating a cardboard roll.
Doily Stencil Prints - 8 May
Create lovely layered patterns using this simple stencil process.
Nature Bingo - 1 May
Step into an artist's shoes and take this bingo card on a walk - be curious, pay close attention, and see how many things you can find!
Click here to download the instructions.
Flower Vases - 24 April
Led by artist Charlie Betts, create a beautiful vase of flowers at home in this activity tried and tested by our Watts Tots. Perfect for under 5s with adult help - though can be enjoyed by everyone!
Sculpt - 3 April
Use either ready-made playdoh or homemade salt dough to make a teddy bear in this activity designed by Charlie Betts.