Past Event: Spring has sprung with Kids

by Cass Art

Come April showers or shine, Cass Art has all the choices for creative activities for kids this spring.

Johanna Basford's Secret Garden Book proves to be increasingly popular with both children and parents alike. Her gorgeous illustrations are a treat to look at, even better that you can colour them in! Try the Faber & Castell watercolour connector palette to add a splash of colour to the pages, ensuring the sheet isn't flooded with water. You just just as easily use gel pens, or crayons for a more detailed and controlled colouring technique. The Secret Garden Book is guaranteed to keep young artists amused for hours.

A fun game for all the family, spring time is the perfect occasion to begin your Bird Bingo tournament. Bird Bingo is a beautifully illustrated board game which follows the rules of bingo with an avian twist - as you may have guessed! Before the game is up everyone will be fully versed in all types of bird, why not head outside afterwards for an afternoon of bird watching? Pick up a sketchbook and coloured pencils to begin sketching all the birds in your garden!

For budding artists, invest in Caran D'ache Neo Color II Aquarelle Crayons, the Swiss company are renowned for the quality and brightness of their materials. These Aquarelle crayons are water soluble so can be used like paints on watercolour paper. Cass Art have launched a brand new jumbo watercolour pad, with 50 pages of heavyweight watercolour paper - this pad is excellent value. Try setting your little ones the challenge to complete 50 watercolours and see what they're inspired by! 

Bring the outdoors indoors, with a day of decoupage. Decopatch's vast range of animals to decorate are guaranteed to feature whatever you have in your garden - rabbits, birds, owls, ducks, cats and dogs. Use Decopatch glue, or watered down PVA to cover your chosen animal with a pretty print or cool camouflage Decopatch paper before taking them outside to meet the real thing.

Feeling inspired? Visit us in store to participate in a range of holiday workshops for kids, take a look at our workshops page to see what's on near you.

Springtime creativity is just a click away! Shop online now to stock up on art supplies and remember to follow Cass Art on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest artists, exhibitions and creative activities.

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