Feeling crafty?

Are you feeling creative? Arts and crafts are a great way to spend your time at home, especially with the festive season fast approaching. We will continue to update these pages as more resources and activities become available. 

Get in the Christmas spirit 

Here are some websites that have great ideas on how to get festive with your crafts at home:

Dorset Arts and Crafts Association 

Although the Summer and Christmas Fair are cancelled, the DACA are encouraging those in the area who love crafting to share their work and join the community. Get involved in the DACA hub

Full membership of the Association is available to all residents of Dorset. Join now

They have also compiled a list of online resources.

Blue Peter

Make, bake and create with CBBC Blue Peter. Looking for more activities for your young ones? Head over here

Get colouring

Colouring as an adult has been linked to improving your wellbeing and reducing anxiety. Here are some suggestions:


UK charity AccessArt has created ‘Sketchbooks’ a free online course for children, families, teachers and parents. Register for free


Hobbycraft has a huge variety of ideas for you to get involved no matter your budget, skill level or project type. For example:

Follow them on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for much more

Get creative with paper

Find 14 tutorials to create things out of paper and make some amazing crafts such as: 

  • a flapping origami bird
  • paper flowers
  • a festive Christmas tree