We’ve got a great range of downloadable creative activities for children and young people, including Scratch projects and free video tutorials.
Creative Kits for Families
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Leicester Lo-Fi Photography to put together free Creative Kits, which provide the materials and inspiration you’ll need to make inventive DIY animation and photography projects at home.
In this online tutorial, we’ll show you how to create amazing ‘3D’ drawings that you can view 360°, just like in virtual reality. The activity introduces you to the world of VR and some of the basic concepts behind making virtual spaces
A llama snow globe is the latest in our free creative activities for children to download and try at home. There are now 13 different activities available using Scratch, including an interactive fish pond and a virtual pet!
Using open source and experimental tools to discover filmmaking, this FREE course will take you through some basic techniques for planning a film, making an animation and getting started with editing. Suitable for ages 12+.
Exploring a range of digital 3D modelling and design tools, this free video course will take you through the basics of 3D model creation, which can be used in computer games, animations and 3D printing. Suitable for ages 12+.
Turn your drawings into amazing spinning animations in this free ‘at-home’ activity for children and families – all you need is access to a computer or tablet and some paper and something to draw with! Suitable for any age with help from a parent, or age 8+ without.
Using experimental tools to discover game design, this free course takes you through the basics of building and publishing story-telling games. The course comprises four video tutorials. Suitable for ages 12+.
Our free monthly drop-in workshops give kids the chance to get creative with the latest digital technologies. Take a look at our gallery to see the fabulously inventive work that children have made in some of these workshop sessions.