Art Home Learning

Here are some additional art ideas that your child may like to complete in addition  to their weekly tasks.

  • Sketch trees or flowers from the garden, or different plants you can see from your window
  • Take photographs of plants and animals in your garden and experiment with different filters and light settings (brightness and contrast).
  • Create wreaths/garlands using sticks and twigs, use string to tie and glue on different flowers and leaves – what creations can you come up with?
  • Create a nature journal – can you draw the weather daily and describe it? You could take a photograph and sketch against it, and see how it changes each day.
  • Try and find different things to paint with. Experiment with different textures and see what you can create – this could be using potato halves, cotton wool,  sticks sponges and leaves as a starter. Which do you prefer?
  • Find as many different items outside as you can – can you create a garden collage? Think about the different shapes and colours of leaves, grass and flowers. Could you then sketch your collage on a piece of paper?
  • Create different designs in pastry whilst baking – what shapes can you create?
  • With parental permission, can you create designs or drawings on your patio/pathways using a hosepipe or water gun? 
  • Using empty plastic milk bottles (with handles) create your own Elmer the Elephant by cutting the bottle in half horizontally, decorate the top half by painting or with coloured tissue/paper using pva glue, and the handle becomes Elmer’s trunk! Make use of the bottom half of the bottle by decorating your own pencil/pen holder
  • Gather some items from inside or out, and sketch them from different angles. Does the perception change depending on your angle? Are some harder than others?
  • Using shoe boxes and cardboard boxes, can you create and decorate a ‘mouse house’ for a small creature? 
  • Create collages using wallpaper leftovers, magazine cuttings, anything you can find and see what creations you can come up with. Can you create a bigger picture using lots of smaller pictures?


Make your own Playdough 

Ingredients ● 1 cup flour ● 2 tsp cream of tartar ● 1/2 cup salt ● 1 tbsp cooking oil Olive oil or vegetable oil ● 1 cup water ● food colouring

Instructions 1. In a large bowl combine all of your dry ingredients, (flour, salt, cream of tartar) and mix well. 2. Mix food colouring with your water first. Then add the vegetable oil and water with food colouring to a large pot. Mix together. 3. Add the dry ingredients to your pot and mix well. 4. Cook over a low to medium heat until the dough starts to form and becomes dry. 5. Once it starts to form a ball together and looks fully cooked, take off the heat. Let the dough cool before touching. 6. Once cool, knead the dough for 5 minutes to make the dough soft.



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Middlewich Primary School

Park Road,
Middlewich, Cheshire
CW10 9BS

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Main Contact: Mrs B. Stevens

Tel: 01606 652321

SEN Contact: Mrs V. Williams