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EASTER HOLIDAY VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES
Crafts and cookery inspired by our collections
Get creative at home with Easter fun inspired by The MERL and the University of Reading Special Collections from 2 – 18 April
Cook up a storm in the kitchen with seasonal recipes, get stuck into our craft-along videos and sit back and relax with our rural life colouring in sheets.
We hope you enjoy our springtime inspired activity videos – remember that you can pause the video at any point you like!
To make these plant pots you will need: a jar, newspaper, compost and seeds.
Wax resist paintings
For this activity you will need: watercolours, a paintbrush, white card or paper, a wax crayon or candle.
For the basket activity you will need: wool, felt or card, a basket template (download and print), tape, glue, scissors, a hole punch (younger children should use scissors and the hole punch with adult supervision).
Simple pdf downloads
- Rural life colouring in – farmer, thatcher, blacksmith
- Spring Mobile Instructions
Cookery Calendar Recipes
Click on the links below for some delicious recipes from our archives.
We would love to see what you make, why not share your creations with us? Feel free to post them to us on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Artist Workshop (bookable online event)
On 9 April during the Easter holidays we are also running an Online Family Workshop with 51 Voices artist Adam Stead. Please follow the link to find out more. Places are limited so booking is essential.