Inspired by the RA’s world class exhibitions, leading artists and architects and Collection, here are a range of creative activities for you and your family.
Instead of throwing cereal containers and milk cartons away, use them to make a miniature house with character.
Try making a painting inspired by words like Summer Exhibition 2021 artist Patrick Moses.
Experiment with making miniature architectural models using just toothpicks and plasticine.
Have a go at making your own paint with eggs, make-up, spices and chalk.
Learn how to make your own paper from scratch using a photo frame, a pair of old tights and scrap paper.
Follow these instructions to create your own light installation at home, using a simple DIY projector.
Make your own unique and colourful prints using felt-tip pens and an old baking dish.
Try these two simple techniques and experiment with using chalk to make colourful abstract prints.
Follow these instructions to design your own puppets and put on a play in a cardboard theatre.
Follow these simple instructions to make a mini loom and have a go at weaving with recycled plastic bags.
Experiment with architectural collage and have a go at redesigning your street for future generations.
Follow these easy instructions to brighten up your organic fabrics using natural, home-made dye.
Be inspired by the work of Phyllida Barlow RA and create a sustainable sculpture from reusable household rubbish. Build it, play around with decoration and then recycle the parts.
Venture outside to hunt for dry leaves, flowers and twigs so you can construct your own brushes and play with mark-making using natural, foraged materials.
Tailor art activities to your needs by adapting the tools you use. Follow our step-by-step way to extend or improve the grip on your pencils, paintbrushes and pens.
Why not put your stamp on the festive season with our cookie cutter Christmas prints and Funky Foam reliefs?
Have a go at using a stencil to carve a pumpkin this Halloween. These stencils are all inspired by artworks from the RA Collection. Download it and get crafting!
Become a film director for the day and create your very own cartoon animation inspired by artworks from the RA Collection.
Have a go at colouring different artworks from the RA Collection! Download a colouring sheet and crack out your pencils and pens.
Make a portrait or collage the pieces of a portrait puzzle.
Print a posy of springtime roses, a potato polar bear or some birthday wrapping paper.
Melt and grate crayons in our take on Jasper Johns’s encaustic paintings, working with wax to design a flag that represents you.
Forage for some autumnal inspiration, then get cutting and sticking to create moveable magnetic cut-outs that you can put on the front of your fridge.
Explore a whole world of colour through these DIY plastic goggles.
Learn to mix paint like a pro with this quick colour-wheel activity.
Play, experiment and explore how colours mix together by making this sensory slime!
Stuck for something to do? Learn how to make a spinning top that will spin and spin, splattering paint to create multiple masterpieces.
Inspired by the London Original Print Fair, here’s how to scribble, scratch and carve your design into a piece of polystyrene to make a relief print like a pro!
Joining a protest? Here’s how you can collage, stencil or paint a protest poster to hold high above your head!
Inspired by Abstract Expressionist sculpture, here’s how you can make a sculptural robot that can move around and draw all by itself!