Take time to observe micro details of nature and learn how to make colourful paintbrushes from natural materials from your garden or local green space.

In this activity pack, artist Abigail Hunt shows you how to create easy viewfinders to observe micro details in flora and fauna, how to make colourful paintbrushes with natural materials and how to use these to create nature-inspired paintings and drawings. To accompany the pack, Abigail has created an easy to follow video to help you make and create with nature’s paintbrushes.

Download ‘Spring Has Sprung’ Family Activity Pack

Spring Has Sprung is the last in our series of Spring Family Activity Packs. These activities are suitable for a wide range of ages but are particularly targeted for children age 7 and above. They have been designed to be carried out together as a family, although some parts can be done more independently by children working alone.

Each pack contains a set of simple instructions with suggested easy-to-source recyclable materials to use and an estimated time for the activity. Each activity has Learning extras that build on the tasks for further learning.

The materials needed have been kept to a minimum so you should be able to get stuck in using items you already have at home.  Or you can email learning@southwarkparkgalleries.org and we will send you the physical activity pack and materials in the post if you feel you would benefit.

The free physical packs have been very popular. To make sure we have enough available for families who need them, please only get in touch if you are unable to print at home and do not have materials.

If you need this in preparation for the Easter holidays please contact us by Tuesday 30th March so we can ensure it will be delivered before the break.

Share your artwork

If you do the activities we would love to see them on social media by using the hashtag #SPGfamilyArtAndEcology or you can also email photos of your work to learning@southwarkparkgalleries.org

Spring Has Sprung is made possible thanks to the generous support of RIVA (Residencies in Visual Art)Arts Council England and Southwark Council.