A holiday treasure: The New Zealand Art Activity Book from Te Papa— this is so cool!

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The New Zealand Art Activity Book: 100+ Ideas for Creative Children from Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand

I would so have loved this book when I was young. If you are interested in drawing and art and are aged 5 upwards then this is the book for you. Helen Lloyd designed lots of art activities that are so so cool.

And then some fabulous NZ artists designed some for you too including Sarah Hughes and John Pule.

The book invites you to switch on your imagination, get some coloured pencils, scissors and glue and start filling in the pages. The possibilities are endless. I want to try!

 

Here are some of my favourite pages:

Cut out the parts to make crazy animals.

Tape two pencils together to do a spaghetti wiggle on the page.

Think up a name for a colour then make that colour.

Hide some words inside a picture.

Make a fast drawing in less than 10 seconds.

 

This book was first published in 2013, but if you don’t have a copy and you love art, you will love this. it gets you thinking and seeing and making and drawing art sideways and circleways and flipways and crawling ways and skipways.

 

I       a  d o r e        this    AcTiViTy    b     o     o     k    ! *************************+

8 thoughts on “A holiday treasure: The New Zealand Art Activity Book from Te Papa— this is so cool!

    1. Paula Green Post author

      If you live in Wellinton Te Papa. You might be able to order it online from their store. Otherwise check good bookshop and if they don’t have it, get them to order it for you.

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