Think and Makes are starting point ideas to get little minds moving. Everything is adaptable and an invitation to resourcefulness and creative imagination. The lock-down offers us the unique opportunity to slow down, apply ourselves in a more patient and measured way. There is no rush or competitive scramble for resources and attention, but instead there is time and plenty of it, to explore and make at leisure – to find and immerse oneself in the treasure of creative flow.

What interesting different objects could you find around the house to use to print with? Are there any with shapes that might look like something in particular? How does the paper you choose and the colour of the paint change the feel of your pictures?

There are no strict instructions and there is no right or wrong – just ideas, materials and imagination – and hopefully new skills and patience learned along the way.

If you decide to try out some of these ideas we’d love to see the results. If you use social media please tag @thinkandmakeatCAST on instagram or facebook.