Finding ways to boost wellbeing and feel good at home are imperative towards maintaining healthy bodies and minds.

Getting creative with the kids is a great way to keep them entertained for hours and help their imaginations continue to run wild while staying at home. Over the course of our closure, we'll be sharing quick and easy-to-follow guides for fun family crafts using bits and pieces from around the house.

Create your own paper camera with scrolling images in this easy step-by-step tutorial from our Learning team. This would have been one of our drop-in workshops over the summer holidays, had we not had to close the building. Enjoy!

Equipment needed:

  • A6 piece of card (you could cut a piece of A4 down to size)
  • Strip of paper
  • Something circular to draw around (we used a jar lid)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Coloured pens or coloured pencils

1. Place the jam jar lid in the centre of the piece of A6 card and draw around it.

2. Use a ruler to mark out slots at the sides of your piece of card. The slots should be wide enough to fit your strip of paper through them. The strip of paper should be slightly wider than the diameter of the circle in the middle.

3. Cut out your circle and your two slots.

4. Slide your strip of paper into your camera, into the front of one slot, and back through the other side oof the other slot. Slide the slip of paper across and draw circles on the paper where you want your pictures to go.

5. Draw and colour your pictures in these circles and there you have it! You can take the slip of paper out to do this, or leave it in - whatever is easiest.

Our camera shows pictures of animals at the zoo! Why not draw pictures of some of the wildlife you see on your daily walks?