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Display your work in #WMGFamilies and win a £10 gift card for the William Morris Gallery Shop

Every week over the summer holidays we’re awarding a £10 gift card to the young (under 18) creator of an artwork inspired by William Morris or the activities on this page. We’re looking for creativity, inventiveness and effort. Simply post images of the artwork on Instagram or on Twitter using the hashtag #WMGFamilies, and tag us too. If you're the winner, we'll contact you directly on social media with instructions on how to claim your prize. Get your entries online before 5pm each Friday. Good luck!

Support Our Work With Families

Your financial support helps us to ensure that all families can continue to enjoy our popular arts and craft activities together. If you can afford to, please make a donation to support our Family Programme.

Free Family Activities

Family Day: Make A Woodland Scene

Video instructions for this activity with be premiered on Saturday 29 August at 1pm on the William Morris Gallery Facebook page.

Family Day: Make A Woodland Scene activity sheet

Family Day: Relief Printing

Video instructions for this activity will be premiered on Saturday 1 August on the William Morris Gallery Facebook page.

Family Day: Relief Printing activity sheet and materials list

Walthamstow Garden Party 2020 Family Activities

Three bird activities devised by artist Esther Neslen inspired by the theme of this year's virtual Walthamstow Garden Party: "In the air". Video instructions will be premiered on the William Morris Gallery Facebook Page on Saturdays 4, 11 and 18 July at 1pm, then archived so you can watch them again whenever you like.

Activity 1: Make a flappy bird (Saturday 4 July)
Activity 2: Make a mini bird (Saturday 11 July) 
Activity 3: Make a flock of salt dough birds (Saturday 18 July)

Kehinde Wiley: The Yellow Wallpaper Activities

Kehinde Wiley quiz

Family Day: Spirit of Holi

An easy marbling activity inspired by the fesival of Holi and the arrival of spring. 

Family Day: Spirit of Holi information sheet
Family Day: Spirit of Holi marbling activity

Creative Kids: Say It With Flowers

Make a colourful paper cup flower inspired by Morris's floral patterns. Ideal for under 5s.

Creative Kids: paper cup flower activity sheet

Creative Kids: Easter Bunny Bonnet

Take inspiration from William Morris's Brother Rabbit pattern and make this charming bunny-ear bonnet. Ideal for under 5s.

Creative Kids: Easter Bunny Bonnet

Family Day Special, Easter 2020: Make Your Own Osterbaum

Make your own Easter Tree, or Osterbaum, inspired by William Morris's Willow Bough pattern.

Family Day Special: Osterbaum information sheet
Family Day Special: Make your own Osterbaum activity sheet

Family Day Special, May Day 2020: May Day Crafts From Around The World

Video instructions for these activities are on the William Morris Gallery Facebook page.

Family Day Special: May Day information sheet and materials list

Family Activity: Make Your Own Mini Garden

Make your own mini garden inspired by William Morris's love of nature.

Family Activity: Make Your Own Mini Garden

Creative Kids: Make Your Own Cymbal

Inspired by one of Morris's stunning stained glass windows, we've shown you how to make your own cymbal at home.

Creative Kids: Make Your Own Cymbal

Family Activity: Nature Suncatcher

Inspired by Morris & Co's stunning stained glass, we've shown you how to make a beautiful suncatcher.

Family Activity: Nature Suncatcher