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Watts Tots - Online

On the first Friday of every month, the online Make Space shares a Watts Tots activity perfect for under 5s. Discover simple art tutorials specially designed by our Make Space artists. 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.


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.

Click here to download instructions.

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.

Click here to download instructions.


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.

Click here to download the instructions

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.

Click here to download the instructions.

Suncatcher Drawings- 26 June

Add some colour to your room by making suncatcher drawings to string up at your window.

Click here to download instructions.

Mirror Print - 19 June

Make bright and beautiful mirror prints using finger paints

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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.

Click here to download the instructions.

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.

Click here to download the instructions.

Fish Sculpture - 15 May


Join artist Charlie Betts in making colourful sparkly fish by cutting and decorating a cardboard roll.

Click here to watch the tutorial.

Doily Stencil Prints - 8 May

Create lovely layered patterns using this simple stencil process.

Click here to download the instructions.

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!

Click here to download the instructions.

Sculpt - 3 April

Use either ready-made playdoh or homemade salt dough to make a teddy bear in this activity designed by Charlie Betts.

Click here to download the instructions.


If you enjoy these Watts at home activities, please consider supporting Watts Gallery Trust, our independent charity. Click here to donate.

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