Top tips

For best results, follow these simple guidelines

✔ Print or photocopy our templates onto white or light coloured paper.

✔ Encourage children to use simple materials to create their artwork, such as:

  • Wax crayons
  • Felt tips
  • Poster paints
  • Roller-paint pens
  • Pastels

✔ Want to get a little more creative? Try these:

  • Applique materials such as cotton wool, fabric, tissue paper, coloured paper.
  • Printing with shaped sponges, rubber stamps, potato prints.
  • Hand prints, foot prints, finger prints.

 ✔ For best results it is important that there is a good contrast between the background colour and the media used – use lots of bright colours!

 ✘ Materials that don’t work well – pencils and glitter


✐ Download these guidelines